It is amazing what you can do with so little. It all comes down to boldness.
This is a quick display to show our support for the Olympic Games. A collection of books, a bit of copying and laminating and a blob of blu tac to attach the posters to the glass wall and there you go.
You can, of course, highlight the athletes of your own country or give a general overview because if you’re qualified for the Games you deserve to be on a pedestal.
Our library has several wooden pedestals and I grabbed one of them to emphasize the history of the Games.
I copied lots of images (Google free online images), ripped some articles to pieces and stapled them with some creative flair to the pedestal. With a beautiful book on top and a couple of books around it the display easily took shape.
What you need:
- Copied images (book or Google – images) Laminated or plain
- A pedestal to create levels. If you don’t have a pedestal a large box, free from any appliance shop, is a good substitute.
- Blu Tac, tape and stapler
What to do:
- Rip the images in interesting parts and staple or paste to the pedestal
- Glue the laminated images to the (glass) wall. If you have a glass wall make sure you mirror the images on the other side. Seeing big blobs of blu tac is not a great sight….
- Place the books on stands and arrange around the pedestal
If you want to ramp it up cover some shoeboxes with wrapping paper (or newspaper about the Games) and make a tri-level podium.
The laminated posters on the wall look great and give an overview of the Olympic through the years.
This display is easy to make, is very accessible. You can make it with material from your own library or bookshop and doesn’t require any expensive or elaborate materials or tools.
You can expend it with a (fake) cup, medals, ribbons and whatnot. A bit of bling bling to attract the attention wouldn’t hurt.