March 8, 2011

Hang It Here! Art Display Tutorial

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!

Clothespin Art Display Board Tutorial Clothespin Art Display Board Tutorial

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
  • ribbon
  • 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.

Clothespin Art Display Board Tutorial

Clothespin Art Display Board Tutorial

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.

Clothespin Art Display Board Tutorial

Before I added the clothespins, I flipped the wood over and stapled a piece ribbon to each corner to make a hanger.

Clothespin Art Display Board Tutorial

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.

Clothespin Art Display Board Tutorial

Much better indeed!

Clothespin Art Display Board Tutorial

Clothespin Art Display Board Tutorial

I can’t wait for them to draw their next picture so we can put it on display!

Enjoy

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