Creating a DIY display case will save you the money. It doesn’t take a lot to make one case to display your favorite belongings. One crate or an unused box can very well be used as a case to store all your favorite stuff.
Let’s start with your favorite belongings first. It can be the things you collect for fun or the things that you love dearly. For instance, a collector of action figures and toys will need some space to store his collections. That’s where the display case comes in. An open box or a see-through panel can help display the physical realization of your hobbies.
Another thing that goes over most peoples’ heads is an antique collector. The antique belongings are often dismissed as nothing much but a couple of accessories. Some of the antique item collectors display their collections in the open. An open display of the collections does not diminish the fact that it is in itself is a meticulous DIY project. In short, you will have to consider what kinds of collections you want to show off. It’s better to know the objects you collect intimately than arranging them in random.
To help you figure out what to make of the display case, we have curated a list of DIY display case ideas for you. Take a look at the list below and see what catches your attention.
DIY Display Case from Barn Crates
Unused barn crates are better used than thrown away. If you don’t own a barn yourself, you can ask out the nearest barn for the crates.
Instead of buying the new ones, you can always save the money with the recovered crates. You will only need to clean up the crates first. Straightly after, you can lay down the crate in vertically to store and display your collection.
You can use new polishes if you want it to look brand new. In addition to the polishes, you can paint the crates in color or even decorate it.
DIY Bookshelf from Reclaimed Woods
Similarly to barn crates, reclaimed woods can be used to make a DIY display case. You will only need a couple of wooden boards to make a display case in the form of a bookshelf. With strong metal bars to hold the boards together, you will get all the basic materials to make a shelf. Once you get all the materials, you will need a couple of screws and a screwdriver to help you build your own display case.
DIY Antique Plate Display Case
Sometimes all you need is a couple of antique plates and super glue to make a display out of your antique plates. This is the case where you can use the collection itself as a medium of the case itself. Along with the existence of the nearest wall, you can glue each of the bottoms of the plates onto it. Arrange the plates to form a noticeable shape in case anyone misses to notice your collections on the wall.
Remodeling Drawer as Display Case
If you happen to own unused rustic kitchen cabinets or a rustic bathroom vanity, you can pull out some of the drawers and use them in your DIY display case project. The rustic feature will give off an antique feel to the display case. You can simply turn the drawer in a vertical position to make a functional case. Afterward, pull out some nails and a hammer from a toolbox. Install each of the nails into the wall. Make sure to make some space to fit the drawer case. At last, hang the drawers vertically and store some of your favorite stuff on it.
DIY Action Figure Shrine
When you have life-size action figures, things get a little bit more complicated. You will need an entire shrine to store your precious collections or else they will clutter around your house. The only way to display the figures is to find an empty room to store them in. A rec room will be the best choice to build an action figure shrine.
You can simply use a couple of concrete block to put the figure on the display. In addition to the blocks, you can use a display board and hangers to showcase the action figures.
DIY Photo Display Case
If you have interesting photos to display, you can simply put it together on the wall. The way to organize the photos is to use a big frame that can store a lot of them. You can use a wide MDF board or a carton to make the DIY display frame.
Instead of making a big frame, you can use the small frames. Measure the size of each frame to store the images. Afterward, arrange the small frames and glue each of the frames to one another. At last, you can install the big frame with a couple of beautiful and memorable photos on the wall.
DIY Display Case in A Closet
Whether you need it or not, a closet should be managed to display the best of you. A walk-in closet, in particular, will need the kind organizing the way the display case does. Open shelves will be a great option to store all of your favorite stuff. From books to shoes, you can fit all of them on each of the single boards.
You will need a couple of wooden or MDF boards to make the shelves. To install the boards on the wall, you will need a couple of metal brackets. With the help of screwdrivers, tighten the brackets onto the boards. Afterward, install the boards on the wall. At last, you can use the display shelves to store your belongings on top of the shelves.
DIY Display Case in Bathroom
Similarly to a walk-in closet, a bathroom will need an open shelf to display the necessity stuff. The shelf can be made of rustic woods to showcase the quality of the shelf itself. You will need to get the nails and the hammer ready to build the shelf. Cut the woods to shape the form of a board. Do make more of the boards to store all the bathroom equipment. Afterward, create the legs for each corner of the shelves. At last, you can display all of the bathroom decorations you didn’t get to show off before.
DIY Jewelry Display Case
Instead of keeping it in the drawer, you can show off your jewelry collection. By using an unused window frame, you can get a beautiful DIY display case for your jewelry and accessories alike. You can simply install a thin board to cover the empty space of the frame. Then install a couple of nails on the board with a hammer. At last, hang all your jewelry and accessory collections on their designated places.
DIY Wine Crates
A wine cellar can be a perfect place for you to make use of the DIY project. Instead of buying wine cabinets to store up the wine bottles, you can make your own wine crates. The display case made out of barn woods and milk jar crates will cost you nothing. In fact, the only thing you must do is to collect all the crates from the milk jar you buy everyday and the barn crates that you can find somewhere in an unused barn. You can simply cover the steel crates with the barn crates. Then set down the crates vertically so the wine bottles can fit in. Voila, your DIY wine case is ready to display the finest of your wine collection.
We have come to the end of the list. To make the DIY display case, all you need is to find the available options around you. Find any materials and make the best out of your creations with them.