Some creative ideas for displaying a family coat of arms include getting it embroidered on hats or other clothing items, getting it printed on mouse pads and banners, and getting it etched in beer steins. A coat of arms can also be painted on a wall, cross-stitched and framed or crocheted into a blanket.
Based on the budget, family coat of arms display ideas range from simple displays such as posters to more creative displays containing signet rings and engraved jewelry. A coat of arms can be printed on a variety of media such as canvas, paper and poster board at many photo printing stores and online websites. While printing out posters and even mouse pads are more cost effective, canvas paintings can be more expensive. Crafters can stitch a coat of arms onto a throw for placing strategically over a couch in a sitting area or quilt the pattern and hang it on the wall.
Family crests can also be emblazoned, engraved or etched into crystal glasses or beer steins. Decorative plates containing the coat of arms can be bought and placed on an easel or set up in a display case. To create a display that can be worn, an individual can have rings made displaying the crest.