I would like suggestions on how to display the 50 state quarters. Each one is on a flat decorative pewter mounting with a gray ribbon for hanging. Maybe some type of grouping, etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Yvonne from El Paso, TX
My ex-husband used to make fancy wooden display boxes for coin collectors. You just need a block of nice wood & a drill-bit the size of the quarters, a little sanding & varnish & a wire hanger on the back for hanging or 4 corks for feet, and you've got yourself an awesome coin display!
When I decided to collect the state quarters for my grandkids, I found a display board at Target. They are quite large and fold in half, like a game board.
There's a map of the US on it, with quarter-sized holes over/near each state, in which you insert the coins. I've seen them elsewhere for sale too. I suggest you do an online search. Some are more expensive than others. It depends on what kind you want. Good luck.
One of our treasured memories from our mother who passed away this year, is a lit up Christmas tree that hangs on the wall. You buy a decorative frame and cut out a piece of cardboard that fits inside. Draw a rough outline of a Christmas tree on the cardboard and then punch out little holes for the lights. Cover the cardboard with a piece of black, or green, or red velvet and then gently punch through the fabric little holes for the lights to come through.
Push a individual twinkle lights through the holes and fix each one to the back of the cardboard. Then, hot glue the quarters to the fabric. You will have a beautiful lit display of all your quarters that can now hang on the wall. We did this with my mother's old costume jewelry and it is beautiful!
You can do it with quarters in your case. You don't have to use a Christmas tree as the shape, you can use any shape you like. Our mothers old costume jewelry makes up the Christmas tree shape and is very nice! Once your finished, just plug it in and hang it on the wall! Truly beautiful when it is done.
Two ideas come to mind. Most Dollar Tree stores have shadow boxes that have plastic for the viewing window, and the top hinges for easy access. You could put some fabric inside, maybe find what state flower or bird they have, cutting out photos from magazines or craft books. Glue everything inside, adding something unique to each state and then sealing it with the little hasp and latch. Paint or stain the outside and you have the perfect solution.
If money is tight, put five in each one then you only have to spend 10.00
Another idea is to get the wooden rings that draperies come with, that have the little hook on the top. You make cafe' curtains from them.
Find some ribbon or ripped fabric, and wrap it, cool gluing it every so often on the back. Glue the quarter in the middle, on foam if the hole is too big.
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