Christmas fair countdown tip
Get inventive with display props
So if the shops have let you down, you have two options. The first is to have a look around your house to find things. Maybe a side table could be turned into a nifty place to put a sculpture. How about turning a cake stand into somewhere to show off earrings?
The danger with this is that you risk ending up with a hodge podge of holders. Therefore stick with neutral colours or only use stuff that you are happy to paint for a coherant look.
The other option is to make your own. This doesn't have to be a major undertaking. If you just need somewhere to store something like badges or purses, get some cheap bowls and candlesticks from a pound shop, stick together to make a tiered arrangement and then use enamel spray to make it look like it has always been one piece.
Get used to ignoring the usage and colour of items and instead concentrate on the shape. You'll soon see display potential everywhere!