We recently had a booth at the Washington Street Holiday Market. I first sold at this show over a decade ago, so it felt like home week back in the day. We used to get a lot of deliveries to our house in a lot of big sturdy boxes. With a winter theme, I had the idea to create a Sherpa Christmas tree display using cardboard logs. It was a lot of fun figuring out how to put it together. I also added a pipe rack to decorate the top of the table with pines and cedars.
I had the end caps on, so I decided to set it up as a corner space so people walking in through the front door could easily walk through. To make the Sherpa tree, I first made a cardboard structure by taking a long piece from the largest box and cutting it diagonally to make long triangles. The middle layer is made up of smaller triangles and the top layer is made up of the smallest triangles.
The cardboard was taped together in the middle for the Sherpa tree, then I cut slits in the top of one and the bottom of the other so they could slide together.
This created each section of the tree structure. To join the two structures, I made a circle out of cardboard and cut a notch to allow the base to slide in the case of the tree structure.
For height, I flattened the tops of the bottom two layers and cut a circle with a slit to join them.
Once everything was put together, I cut a circle of Sherpa blankets from Walmart and put them on the outside and hot glued them together.
After assembly, I wrapped the Sherpa tree with a battery operated light. It was cute with my cardboard logs and made a display space. It was a fun market. Thank you so much to everyone who came!