Saturday, April 2, 2011

Toddler art work display

H has been making some artwork at daycare and enjoying coloring at home. I wanted a place to display his artwork and since he likes to rip everything off the fridge, that is not an option. I saw a frame that a friend had made using picture hanging wire a while ago and thought I could run with that. I found a frame at Salvation Army, got a little can of spray paint and everything else I had on hand. Here's how to make your own art work display:

Here are the supplies you will need

frame, small can of spray paint, sand paper, picture hanging wire, clothes pins, (not pictured - acrylic paints used later).

First thing is to sand the frame and wipe down. I didn't do a good job of documenting the boring parts. Next, apply the first coat of spray paint. This was my first foray into the spray painting world and it was pretty easy!

Don't mind the starfish... just another windy day in South Texas.

While your frame is drying, get out some paint you have on hand, I used acrylic and paint some clothes pins. Since H's room is primary colors, I wanted to make some bright, fun ones.

After the frame was dry I used my picture hanging wire and strung it across the back and wrapped it around the staples that were still in the frame from where I removed the ugly artwork that had previously been in it.

clip on your painted clothespins and WAH-LA!

When I hung it up in H's room he was so excited to see his artwork hung up. He wanted me to hang EVERYthing on there! =)

Super easy, cheap, and it looks super cute in his room! Success!


  1. This is SO cute! You are so crafty, I'm going to have to remember this one of these days!

  2. Cute! I was just asking the other day if H did projects - love his work!