Saturday, May 14, 2011

A Place to Hang Your Little One's Art

Like many mommas out there, I have an artist in my house. She is 6 and the world is her canvas. She can produce no less than 10 pieces of priceless art in a matter of minutes! As much as I would love to save and display them all, I was really running out room to hang them...solution : An Art Gallery Board!


I started with this scrap of wood I found in our "project shed".....I really love that we save everything, because it seems I can always find something to do with it


I then rounded up some paper cutouts from my scrapbook supplies (I don't actually make scrapbooks, but I sure do have a lot of supplies!) and a few wooden clothes pins and layed them all out



I then went to my never ending supply of acrylic paints and picked a few out to achieve the color I liked. I mixed "lemonade" with a touch of "leaf green" to get this color



Then it was time to Mod Podge the paper cutouts onto the board...I love how Mod Podge makes me feel kind of like a superhero, like I can do anything as long as I have my Mod Podge handy!



After the Mod Podge was all dry (takes about 30 min, I did a lot of coats) I used my other favorite, Gorilla Glue to add the clothes pins



After the entire piece is dry, it's time to hang!



My little artist loves her new wall gallery, the pictures have already been changed oh, maybe 50 times since we hung it in her room last night



I love that I didn't have to leave my house to buy anything for this project...every thing was right here :)
Total cost: $0!!

So, now I challenge you to go and be creative with things you have right there at home....save the shopping trip for another day :)

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14 comments:

  1. Love your crafty idea for displaying your artists work! May give it a try!

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  2. This is such a cute idea. I love to display the kids art.

    You can also scan or take photo copies of all of her artwork and make a book on Snapfish or any other photo publishing site. That way you can keep all of her artwork, even the oddly shaped things. :)

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  3. i am so going to make this!!!! thanks for the idea!!!!!!

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  4. This is such a great idea! I've got three artists living under my roof and my refrigerate is on strike..."NO MORE MAGNETS! NO MORE MAGNETS!" Lol! Thanks for stopping by corner of blogsville and leaving such sweet notes. I'm honored you chose to follow. Look forward to "see" more of each other. (virtually that is) :o)

    -stacy
    thepreciouslittlethingsinlife.blogspot.com

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  5. fabulous idea!! thanks for partying with whipperberry!
    kisses

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  6. such a cute idea! thanks for saying hi :) cute blog!

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  7. this is a really cute idea! am in the process of making a gallery wall at our house too!! too cute! andiejaye @ http://crayonfreckles.blogspot.com

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  8. Very cute idea...thanks so much for sharing with the newbie party. Have fun!

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  9. Looks great! I have been thinking about doing something like that in my son's room! Thank you for posting. Visiting you from Homemaker on a dime.

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  10. You are a SUPERHERO! Do u know that u have been sending a BA-Zillion page views my way! Yup, my SUPERHERO :)

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  11. This is a lovely way to display the kid's artwork. Plus it's got all the best elements. Paint. Clothes pins. Modge Podge ;) See-everything.

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  12. Carmella, I've been wanting to make this like forever! Your post is the needed push for me to make one for the girls. Linking up this awesome post with us made the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop better and more special. Thank you!

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  13. Our little ones' artwork is so special but so overwhelming sometimes...LOL I love the display board you whipped up to showcase those masterpieces! Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten!

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  14. This post is really nice..So much art work is shown here.Awesome post..

    Hang Art

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