How to Display a Trinket Box Collection

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How to Display a Trinket Box Collection

Many people love to collect. From art to jewellery to picture frames, there is something to fit everyone’s tastes. A favoured option for displaying collectibles is trinket boxes. These treasures range from tiny--no more than an inch--to larger, usable boxes. They are made of various types of material; from wood to precious gold. They come plain and highly adorned. However, they are usually quite beautiful. and many collectors want to display them in a positive way.

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Things you need

  • Trinket boxes
  • Shadow box
  • Wall shelf
  • Wall scounce
  • Small glass or plastic case
  • Lighted collector case
  • Other collectibles

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  1. 1

    Feature smaller trinket boxes within a wooden, metal or ceramic shadow box or on a shelf or scounce that is hung on the wall.

    How to Display a Trinket Box Collection
  2. 2

    Choose boxes that are similar in nature to, or complement, the motif of the room.

    How to Display a Trinket Box Collection
  3. 3

    Store very tiny, fragile, or highly detailed trinket boxes within a small plastic or glass case made for such a purpose. Then use the case as part of a room’s decor, as bookends for a bookshelf, or as a focal point for a more general art collection.

  4. 4

    Store the entire trinket box collection inside a lighted collector's case.

    How to Display a Trinket Box Collection
  5. 5

    Display the trinket boxes in conjunction with other collectibles such as picture frames or eggs.

    How to Display a Trinket Box Collection
  6. 6

    Use the boxes as a part of a centrepiece or focal point for a larger display.

  7. 7

    Use the boxes to house other collectable items like jewellery.

    How to Display a Trinket Box Collection
  8. 8

    Turn the boxes into something usable within the motif such as a candleholder, a key box or anything else that might be desired.

Tips and warnings

  • Store boxes according to recommendations for their type (like silver, gold, or gemstone).
  • Keep expensive collectibles out of the reach of small children.

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