As you can imagine, with four kids, a lot of art is created. I love it all because they truly have such different perspectives.
With that said, I want to display their masterpieces, but in a organized and thoughtful way.
I’ve seen art display projects on Pinterest and this is the easiest idea I’ve come across. They’re all done and hung up a bit differently, but this is my version.
Yardstick Art Displays are not only affordable, they’re quick to make and can add a nice pop of color to your existing decor. You can customize them to fit the theme of your house or to your child’s favorite colors.
I have two of these hanging up in my home and both are different colors. They each match the room their hanging in.
Yardstick (head to your local hardware store. They can be found for $1 or less!)
Paint (you can use wall paint or acrylic paint)
Wooden clothes pins (Dollar store find!)
Command™ Large Picture Hanging Strips (I’m obsessed with these. They lock into place, so you can take your display down off the wall and rearrange your art.)
Paint your yardstick in the color of your choice. Paint your wooden clothes pin in a complimentary color.
Once your yardstick and clothes pins are dry, get ready to hot glue them on. Glue on as many clothes pins as you think you’d need. I used 9 clothespins and spaced them out every four inches.
After that, apply two Command strips on the back, one on the left and one on the right. Follow the package’s directions for application. But, the lock in place feature is pretty great!
I chose to hang my Yardstick Art Display in my entryway above the kids’ backpack hooks. I love seeing it when I first walk in and the kids love admiring their art above their personal hook. My other art display is in our playroom. But, this would work great in a child’s bedroom, too!
I typically change out the art monthly. Once it’s ready to come down, I save it in their portfolio and put up a new one.
I appeared on The Rhode Show to demonstrate how to put together one of these art hangers! Check it out below. ↓
How do you display your child’s art?