Your collection of action figures, dolls, figurines or other collectibles is your pride and joy, so don’t hide them away. Display them in a way that shows them off and makes them look good, so that others can enjoy them as much as you do. Maybe you’ll learn to appreciate them, even more, yourself!
Homemade Wooden Display Case
It’s easier than you might think to build your own display case. You can get everything you need at your local hardware store. Simply pick up a 4’ by 2’ piece of plywood, some 1” by 2” furring strips and a box of finish nails.
Use your tallest figurine to determine the height needed for shelves. Then, cut the furring strips to the length needed for your frame and attach them with wood glue and your finish nails.
After the glue has dried, you can paint your display case if you like. You could also print out images, such as the logo for your collectibles’ brand and secure it using spray adhesive. After the paint has dried, all you have to do is enjoy your newly displayed collection.
Hand-Drawn Chalk Labels
Tired of people wanting to know about every piece in your collection and asking you endless questions? Okay, maybe not but with chalkboard paint, you can display your pieces and label them too.
Simply, purchase a can of chalkboard paint and color the back of your shelf with it. Then, you can write labels for each piece and add a bit of information about each one if you like. It’s like having your own museum display!
DIY Magnetic Display Board
For figurines that seem to float in mid-air, utilize the power of magnets. Attach a magnet to the back of a figurine using glue, mounting tape or sticky tack. Use tape or sticky tack if you want to easily be able to remove the magnets later.
Then, purchase a magnetic display board or make your own using a frame and a sheet of steel or tin. You can paint the sheet too if you so choose. Then, you can creatively position your classic figurines or retro-inspired pixel pals anywhere you like.
Creative Shelf Ideas
Got some old junk lying around? Why not turn it into a shelf?
Almost anything can be used as a shelf with a little creativity. Mount old drawers to the wall. Hang up a skateboard using L-brackets. Remove the front of a battered acoustic guitar and add some furring strips to the inside for shelves. Then attach a hook to the wall to hang it from.
Your collection is unique, so your display for them should be too. Just get a little innovative and see where your imagination takes you.
Displaying your collection can be half the fun of owning it, especially if you get a little creative with it. Your display for your figurines should be as unique as the collection itself, and it’s easier than you might think to build one yourself.