I have had a piece of wood in my garage for a few months now. I bought it with the intention of making a wall hanging for the boys’ art. I was inspired by a a similar item my mom and I saw at Homegoods for $17. A week or two ago a friend showed me another one she found online and it lit a fire under my butt to finally make mine! After finishing it I thought of so many other possibilities for this – display good grades, postcards, inspiration clippings, mail, artwork, and so much more!
What you will need:
- 8 foot 1x4 – cut into 32 inch sections
- paint brush'
- clothespins (I used mini clothespins I found at Wal-Mart in the office section)
- acrylic paint
- sand paper
- glue gun
- staple gun
- vinyl letters (optional)
I took my 8 foot 1x4 over to my carpenter, (aka my dad), and had him cut the wood so that I had three 32 inch pieces. I then painted one piece of wood red, another black, and saved the third for a different project.
When the paint was dry, I smoothed the edges with a piece of sand paper and sanded the paint off of the edges for a worn look.
Before I added the clothespins, I flipped the wood over and stapled a piece ribbon to each corner to make a hanger.
Then I flipped it back over and hot glued the clothespins in place. I took it to Wyatt’s room and hung his – it looked a little plain. Why not add his name? So I turned to my cricut for some vinyl lettering to add to each boys art display board.
Much better indeed!
I can’t wait for them to draw their next picture so we can put it on display!