Mar 23, 2011

Creating an Art Display

We do a lot of artwork over here... everything from coloring and play-doh to finger-painting and acrylics.  I love to display the kid's artwork around the house... when I see their art hanging on the wall, there's a memory with it (usually a good one) and the kids get a huge satisfaction in seeing their artwork tacked, clipped, framed or posted anywhere in the house.

Yesterday, the kids painted with watercolors (which I absolutely love because the clean-up requires only water and a cloth) and we decided to display the work in the playroom.  The upper chalkboard wall was the perfect area... the wall needed a little color and the kid's artwork (and a clock) would be perfect!


To hold our display I used two upholstery nailheads (thumbtacks work too), twine and closepins...


I measured the amount of twine needed to span across the display area (I allowed extra for hanging artwork), then I cut the twine to fit the measurement.  I pushed the nailhead thru the middle of the twine on one end (I like to leave a little overhang) and then pushed the nail into the wall...


 

I then draped the twine across the wall and followed the steps above for the other side, it looked like this...


Oooh, that mess needs to be organized (I'll get to that next week).  Anyway, back to the display... I added clothespins across the twine and clipped on the artwork (you could even add a few cute things... like a small bag, little stuffed animal, cut-out projects, flash cards, etc)....


And, voila... art displayed!  I only took a picture of the upper wall to focus on the colorful artwork (and so you wouldn't see the mess on the floor again -- I have a plan for that hidden mess below and hope to post the solution soon!).

1 comment:

  1. Great idea, the perfect solution for our house. Our home is small and I'd love to have a gallery but we have no space/we rent! This is going to go in my little boys room. Pinned too! (clicked over from you playroom reveal which looks great! love the colours!)

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