Tuesday, January 22, 2013

How to make a Kids Art Display

When you move into a new house there are always a ton of projects.  Even if you're still using all your old stuff, new projects somehow arise.  You might not know this about me, but I'm a VERY impatient person.  As in, I do NOT like to wait for anything and when I want something done, I want it done NOW (more like yesterday).   The thing is, I'm not handy so all my projects have to go through George.  You know how quickly that gets done right?  Let's just say decorating is NOT his priority (rightfully so).  Today, however, I managed to squeak out this project pretty much on my own.

Back when I was living in Texas I pinned this pin to my board in hopes of making a display similar in my home.  

Seeing as this idea was going to take up a lot of George's time I knew it wasn't going to get done quickly.  I was determined, however, to make this art display and so I ordered my my vinyl letters that read Masterpieces from amazon.  I thought to myself, I can pull off this project all on my own.

Then, I went to Indianapolis this weekend and visited my brother and saw that he had his daughter's artwork displayed on a clothesline.  I knew I could marry the two projects and create my display all on my own-- no George needed.

What you Need:

Vinyl Coated Clothesline  (I got mine at Walmart)
Screw in Wall hooks (I got mine at Walmart)
Clothespins (I got mine at Walmart)
Vinyl Letters (optional)

That's it. That's all you need.  You just screw the hooks into the wall (I used three: one in the middle and two on each end) and attach your clothesline.  I just tied the clothesline onto the hook.  Attach your artwork with clothespins and you've completed the task.  Easy Peasy!

I just LOVE the way this turned out and am excited I can display my kids' artwork in a somewhat organized fashion.  The thing that's really nice is you can change out pictures very easily and the kids can add to it themselves if they create anything they deem worthy.

What do you think?  Would you make this to display your kids' artwork?  


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