Kid’s Art Display

If you have kids then you have lots of artwork of all sorts floating around the house. My daughter LOVES to color, paint, glue, and cut. She’s quite possibly a chip off the old block! So we have an exuberant amount of artwork in the house at all times. I figured she (and her brother) needed a place to display their newest or most prized masterpiece. My source of inspiration came when I saw those big clothespins at the craft store, for some reason I think they are so cute!
This is what I started with (I was making two, one for each kid):
-2 Wood Plaques
-2 Large Clothespins
-2 Pages of scrapbook paper
-Paint in coordinating colors
-Mod Podge
-Gorilla Glue
First I painted the edges around the plaques and the clothespins. While that was drying I measured the area I wanted to cover and cut out my paper to fit:

Then I Mod Podged the plaque and the back of the paper and attached the paper to the plaque. I then Mod Podged over the whole thing and let that dry:
Next I cut out my letters with my Cricut (you could skip this step if you don’t have a cutting machine OR you could use chipboard, stickers, or print and cut out letters) and Mod Podged them on:
Once that was dry I used Gorilla Glue to attach the clothespin to the plaque. I clamped it down and left it for a couple hours:
Here are the completed plaques:

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Comments

  1. What a darling way to display your kids’ stuff! Genius! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Alison
    http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/

  2. CUTE and fun idea! I would love for you to link up to Scraptastic Saturday. (If you want of course)

    Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/2010/09/scraptastic-saturday-and-new-winner.html

  3. These are SO cute! (and I love the name of your blog. Made me laugh when I clicked over.)
    I am hosting a link party on my blog this weekend about words/quotes (The Weekend Word Search). Please consider stopping by! Your project would be a great addition.

  4. Those are so cute!!

  5. Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up!! I just adore this project!

    Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

  6. Wow, I LOVE these!
    Thanks for sharing

  7. Okay, that’s too cute! Love that you made each one look different. Preschool starts back next week and I know we’ll have lots of art to display! Visiting from The CSI Project. Hope you’ll stop by my blog and say hi. 🙂

  8. That is a very cute project idea.

    Thanks for linking up to the DIY Club event. I hope you had a great LONG weekend.

    Cheri

  9. Great idea! I’ve been thinking of making something like this soon.

  10. Love this! I like your title on them too. I’d love if you linked this to my Scrappy Saturdays! http://www.scrappy-gifts.com/2010/09/27th-scrappy-saturdays.html

  11. VERY cute! I love the oversized clothes pins. 🙂

  12. What a cute idea! loved it.

  13. I love this project! This would be a special way to display art for my son – Can’t wait to do this!

    Visiting from CSI!

    http://adventuresofasuperherosmom.blogspot.com/

  14. Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays. Featuring this tomorrow.

  15. I featured you on Scraptastic Saturday!!

    http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/2010/09/scraptastic-saturday.html

    Hannah

  16. I saw this at Scrappy Gifts and loved it! What a fun way to show off the latest creation and it would be fun to pick papers that match your decor. I love those big paperclips too! My friend decoupaged patterned paper onto one and uses it to hold a recipe card up while she is making a the dish. Like I said on the desk comment, would love for you to link up any of your great ideas to A Crafty Soiree.

  17. I just found your blog and I LOVE this idea! I will definately be recreating this for my son because it’s just so darn adorable!

    I’m your newest follower so feel free to check out my (new) blog and follow back! Thanks 🙂

    Candhl @ Adventures of a Super Family

  18. Because you used Gorilla Glue, you can also enter our Gorilla Glue contest. Just click on Special Event Parties.
    Cheri

  19. What a great idea. I’m hosting We’re Organized Wednesday this week and would love for you to join the party. There’s a giveaway too. Hope to see you there.
    http://organizeyourstuffnow.com

  20. Super CUTE! Great job as usual! I think this would be a great gift idea for my nieces! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!
    Roeshel

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