There are lots of types of containers you can use for display:
- CD boxes
- Cigar boxes
- Glass jars
- Hat boxes
- Metal buckets
- Metal gym baskets
- Shopping baskets
- Tool boxes
- Train cases
- Wood crates
- Wire baskets
Here are some examples in use:
- Is the work visible? Is any part of your work obscured by a part of the container? If customers can’t see the whole item, it might be less likely to attract them.
- What is the possibility for damage? Natural material containers, like baskets, might have loose reeds that could scratch your work as it moves in and out of the container. Other materials might cause friction. Will the corners or edges get banged up?
- Is it easy for a customer to see and look at the work? You want to be sure that there's enough room in the container for books to be flipped through.
- Does the container complement your work? If your work is contemporary, then a vintage container might not work for you. Something may not work for your display when in its raw form, but you can always paint/finish it in a color that works.
- What are the details on your book? If the stitching on the spine is fabulous, you want to make sure that folks can see it.
If you want to buy containers in quantity so that you can get a uniform look in your booth, then there are these options (list items are clickable):Send me an Email with photos and I'll try to include them in a follow-up post next week. Be sure to include your name and a link to your Etsy shop.