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  • Activities and Competitions

    Organizing activities and competitions is fun but there are times you need some fresh ideas. In the activity drop-down menu below, you can find heaps of ideas. What about a Paper Plane Competition?
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  • TIP: Keep an action list

    I wasn't particularly good at it myself - I'm an ad hoc person - but it was one of my recommendations when I gave display workshops: Make a rough sketch of how the display will look like Write down what materials and tools you'll need Create a time-line / checklist: This week copying and laminating - Next week: buy or beg materials - Two weeks: covering display boxes with matching paper - Three weeks: collect books matching the display etc. till you reach D-day and start getting nervous....
  • TIP: Staple at an angle

    Removing old display items will be much easier when you hold the stapler at an angle when you tack items to the board. The staples will stick out at one side - perfect to get hold of and pull them out when you change displays.
  • TIP: Use a glue gun

    Glue guns are the most fantastic tools for creating displays. You can attach all sorts of materials like hard plastic, metal, fabric and everything else you can think off. Be careful with your fingers (blow - blow) the glue is very hot and you easily get blisters
  • TIP: Create a 3D effect!

    Create a 3D effect by hanging objects in front of the display board, like fish in a Sea Life display or lanterns in a Spring or Garden display.
  • TIP: Don’t overdue it!

    Too much text, images or books on display too close together distract the eye. It all becomes a blur. Each object needs its own space. Think of a shop window that is more than full with appliances, you can’t distinguish one object from the other, while carefully placed objects attract the attention.

Valentines Day – Love Seat

   Two seats next to each other, a few meters of pink voile and the ‘LOVE SEAT’ is  ready

  I’ve used materials from previous displays to create a quick and instant Valentines display

What you need:

  • Title – Google Images – Creative Commons plus Word
  • Pink fabric – 2 different types and colors voile
  • Pink hearts – once you have cut them you can use them year after year in different settings
  • Silvery material to create a 3D effect and a bit of sparkle
  • Christmas lights – you can’t do without
  • Pink boa or string of feathers
  • Love poems or love quotes
  • Pink balloons
  • Pink/orange roses


What to do:

I converted the GurlzZone display  so the base for this display was already there

  • Staple the heart crisscross over each other onto the board
  • Glue love poems and quotes to the hearts
  • Staple the heart-shaped poem to the middle of the board
  • Attach the title to the two side-boards
  • Add the balloons
  • Cover the pedestal in hearts and glue poems onto them
  • Put two seats in front of the display and cover them in bright pink voile
  • Arrange the roses next to the seats
  • Put romantic novels or love poetry on display
  • Connect the Christmas lights

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