Kid’s Art Display

Artwork. It comes home from school by the busload. One big problem in our house is finding a way to showcase it all.  It gets lost on the fridge under all the calendars, to-do lists, and scraps of random information. I decided to make this Kid’s Art Display to give the kids their very own space to show off their masterpieces (without cluttering up my fridge). 

Here Comes the Sun: Kid's Art Display

Here is what you need:

*Letters to spell out “art”, “create” or any other word you want 
{I used heavy wooden letters because that’s what I had but you can also use smaller chipboard letters.}
*Scrapbook paper
*Wooden wallboard 
{I used a metal one….again because I had it on hand}
*Hot glue gun and glue sticks
*Mod Podge
*Adhesive or sticker machine 
{I used a Xyron sticker maker}
*Sponge brush

Step 1:
Trace the letters and the wallboard onto scrapbook paper and cut out.

Step 2:
Use Mod Podge to adhere the scrapbook paper to the letters. Brush a layer of Mod Podge onto the letter and then apply the scrapbook paper.  Then use a straight edge (like a ruler) to remove any bubbles that may have formed under the paper. Glide the ruler from the center of the letter to the edge to remove the bubbles. Once dry, brush a coat of Mod Podge on top of the paper to seal it.

Use adhesive to adhere the paper to the wall board.

Step 3:
Cut out paper to cover the front of the clothespins and adhere with an adhesive or use a sticker machine.
Step 4:
Attach magnets to the backs of the letters, wallboard, and clothespins with hot glue.  You can also use hot glue to attach the clothespins permanently to the wallboard if you like. 

Step 5:
Hang on a magnetic surface and display artwork
Here Comes the Sun: Kid's Art Display
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is a mother of two living in coastal North Carolina. Her lifestyle blog, Here Comes the Sun, contains easy crafts, recipes and DIY projects. She enjoys the beach, is a chocolate addict and loves chevron, chalkboards and the Beatles.

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  1. says

    Nice. I need to make something like this for my kids artwork. We put a lot on their walls, but I’m always needing thumbtacks! I need something more interchangeable and like you pointed out, not lost on the fridge. :)

  2. says

    Great project! I found you through the linking party at Somewhat Simple :)
    I’d like to invite you to join my T.G.I.F. Linky Party to share your fabulous projects. I’m looking to grow my weekly party with fabulous projects just like this one. Here is the direct link and I hope you can visit sometime.
    T.G.I.F. Linky Party every Thursday evening – Tuesday

  3. says

    This is so cute! I’m always looking for ways to display my kid’s artwork! I currently use framed cork boards, but I would love to add an ‘ART’ or ‘CREATE’ sign like you did! So creative! And thanks for stopping by blog! Hope to see you again soon. :) xo, Reannah

  4. says

    That’s a great idea- wish the scrapbook paper. I was just looking at my plain white ampersand wondering how I was going to transform it. Maybe scrapbook paper is the answer?
    Thanks for sharing, and thanks for your comment on my Z Gallerie lamp knock off!
    xo Becca

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