Two major gift-giving holidays are right around the corner and we want to make sure your boutique is prepped and ready. Father’s Day and graduation season is upon us, so we have created a roundup of 10 DIY Retail Displays for Dads and Grads that are easy-to-make, inexpensive and sure to capture the attention of a variety of customers.
1) Have Fun With Envelopes
If you are looking to showcase socks in a whole new light – you’ve come to the right place. Creating an envelope wall is an eye-catching and affordable way to highlight an array of fun products. There are a couple ways to go about this! Simply use a command strip, tape or a staple to place them on your wall in a grid pattern – and voila! Need some Father’s Day socks to show off? Take a look at socks from Piero Liventi, they are offering matching Fathers’s Day socks for dads and their kiddos.
2) Newspaper Backgrounds
Turn those window shoppers into new customers with captivating DIY Retail Displays for Dads and Grads. This newspaper backdrop is appealing and offers a great way to highlight an outfit. New grads and fathers alike are often in the market for a new suit – so if your shop carries suit jackets, this may be the perfect display for Spring.
Speaking of suits – make sure to have a couple different cuff link options available in your boutique. If you’re in need of some options, take a look at Hello Stranger on Abound for a variety of unique options.
3) Highlight Your Products w/ Wood Panels
Bring a stunning outfit into the spotlight by placing them in front of a block of wood. This is an inexpensive and simple way to highlight some of your favorite pieces in your clothing boutique for DIY Retail Displays for Dads and Grads. Grab the attention of new grads with a shirt by Magic Shots with the ‘Class of 2022‘ design written across the front. Magic Shots ensures professional quality through their direct to garment printer process, so you can rest assured your customers are receiving a top-tier product.
4) Bring A Bike Into Your Space
There are many creative routes to take with this one! Here are a couple of our recommendations – take the bike a part and use the wheels as decretive elements in a display setting, place a slab of wood on the bike to use in lieu of a console or place the bike on your ceiling and hang products from the top tube. Lots to play with here! If you’re in need of the perfect shirt to hang for Father’s Day – take a look at Mod Mango’s Rad Dad T-shirt for a groovy gift option.
5) A Touch Of The Outdoors
Bringing aspects of nature into your boutique can create a homey and warm feel. There are many ways to make this happen! Find your way into a home goods store for a bountiful array of branches (in a variety of colors/shapes) or if the resources are available – this can be a do-it-yourself activity from your own backyard. If you’re wondering what to place on this display, try showcasing Congrats Grad necklaces by Lucky Feather for all the new grads this Spring.
6) Line Your Walls W/ Suitcases
If you are looking to inexpensively fill a wall in your boutique – we’ve got the display for you. Cheap suitcases can be found in thrift shops or local vintage boutiques.
If you can’t find one that you really love, we always recommend a quick DIY project to bring it up to your personal boutique standards. Suitcases are perfect for arranging a variety of products in one spot! As you prep for these two occasions, keep themed suitcases in mind for a fun way to showcase your items. With Father’s Day coming up, try filling some of the insides with creative card options from Liyana Studio.
7) Open Up The Possibilities
Get the paint ready, because we have a DIY project to recommend. Placing open drawers in your boutique can be a great way to showcase smaller items without it looking cluttered or unorganized.
A fun way to add character into this display is through bright paint colors or press them against the wall as a way to highlight your products. Some of the smaller items we’d recommend for this display would be stickers. Elyse Breanne Design has plenty of encouraging grad stickers that are built to last – see her shop on Abound here.
8) Add Crates Into The Mix
Crates are easy on the wallet and offer a simple way to add height into your space. Feel free to make a larger stack of crates to create a more dramatic display or stack clusters of 3-4 to be placed around your boutique. If you’d like to spice up these pieces, remember that paint is your friend! If your boutique is offering hats for this Father’s Day, we recommend adding the Old Sport Dad Hats from The Silver Spider into the mix of creates as a playful gift.
In our Abound article, Holiday Displays That Make the Register Ring!, award-winning home & lifestyle boutique owner, Mary Sue discusses the importance of adding height into your boutique. Creates help to create a fuller look in your shop and encourage your visitors to look around more intently.
9) Use Belts To Your Advantage
Graduation is around the corner and if your customers are continuing their schooling, they may be interested in refreshing their backpack game. There are wonderfully-made backpacks from Mindy Lu to shop from – we recommend their Everleigh Vegan Leather Backpack Tote Bag. Now that we’ve talked product – let’s talk display! Hang the backpacks from your ceiling or on a rod to create an eye-catching, easy-to-make display.
10) Showcase Your Cups In A New Way
Hang an array of mugs from your ceiling to create a display that will ‘WOW’ your customers. In preparation for DIY Retail Displays for Dads and Grads, we have picked out a couple options for your boutique.
If you are looking for Father’s Day mugs, take a peek at Amber Marie Design for an array of playful mugs that will surely make your customers laugh. When stocking graduation mugs for your boutique, we recommend the Adventure Awaits mug from DeMarie Designs for a perfect reminder of this exciting new chapter.