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  • TIP: Think inside the hat!

    Party hats, store-bought or made from pages of an old book or scrap paper are very useful for a display. You can staple the hat to the board as a container for whatever you want to showcase. Or hang them in front of the board filled with little notes, poems, toy animals or whatever takes your fancy
  • 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.

Winning Is Everything! A 3D sporting display

A display to support the Rugby World Cup showcasing the All Blacks but it could be any teams that you would like to highlight. Or for a general sporting display you could keep it general and show a selection of famous – or not so famous – sportspeople.

Because I show the all the members of the New Zealand All Blacks, the display has a crowded appearance, but the boys are standing out from the board by use of curled wire that gives them a nice swing…..

A great way of giving your display a 3D effect. It really works!

What you need:

  • A poster or book or images copied from internet featuring all players
  • Name tags (printed and laminated)
  • Metal wire. Make sure it is not too thick because that’s hard to attach.
  • Flags
  • Rugby background, or soccer of tennis or whatever you want to display
  • In this case, I used rugby balls – Google images, large – enlarged on the copy machine and laminated but you could add some balls or tennis racket or badminton shutes
  • Image of the rugby cup or any other trophy

    Copy a slogan from a rugby magazine or make up a title – I used the slogan: Winning is everything
  • Black background paper or card (or whatever color you prefer)
  • Carton boxes

What to do:

  • Attach the flags to the board, I tied a cotton wire around the plastic handle, stapled that to the board and covered it up with black card so that it is hardly noticeable.

  • Staple the rugby balls in a half-round circle to the board, use one staple – later on you can staple them to their final place – staple them a bit bulging, to make them look like a ball instead of a flat image
  • Cut the images from the book and make sure you attach the names to them with a paperclip (you can do this in advance)   
  • Collect rugby information you want to display
  • Cut of 20 cm of the metal wire for each player and curl it around your finger to make nice corkscrew wires
  • Cover the board with black or preferred color wrapping paper or card
  • Attach the curled metal wire to the back of the players with tape and use the same tape to attach them to the board – Because the players stand off the board a bit you can see the tape….. I covered that up with little pieces of black card stapled over the attachment

  • Staple the pool sheet or other material to the board
  • Copy the A, B, C, and D pools as well and stapled their images to the board   
  • Cover the cardboard boxes with matching paper and use access images to make them match the display

Stand back and move or re-arrange players if they are not quite in the right place. Get your books out and place them on the shelves. The students will love it!!!

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