Sunday, March 3, 2013

Kids Art Wall

If you are a parent of a school age child (or even a daycare child), then you know kids can come home with a LOT of artwork. Pretty soon, before you know it your refrigerator is vomiting up "abstract" paintings every time you open the freezer and you need to start looking for other places to display the wee ones masterpieces.

Pinterest had a ton of inspiration but I couldn't seem to settle on one in particular. I thought about frames with cork inside to pin up work but didn't like the idea of putting holes in the art work (or a rouge pin and a 15 month old that still puts EVERYTHING in his mouth). Clipboards and frames with hinges on them also crossed my mind, but those limit the size and thickness of the art you can display. Then I found these magnetic boards.

Remember this Facebook post?! Pick your Plum never disappoints me!
Don't have fancy magnetic sheets? It's OK! Pick up some cookie/baking sheets at Goodwill/a garage sale/the dollar store and give them a face lift. Spray paint them or cover them in fabric and Wah-la! Instant magnet boards!

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the vinyl.

I put up the vinyl and used some command strips to put up the magnetic sheets and, for the heck of it, added some decorated clothes pins with magnets on the back.

I love the way it turned out!

How do you display your children's artwork??

**Like the look? Mama Insomnia Designs can make one for you! We do custom wall quotes/signs at excellent prices (most $10 +s/h).  Email me for more information or a price quote **


Julia Forshee said...

What a great solution!! My kids HATE throwing their art away :) We are starting a link up party on Thursdays (today:), and we would love for you to join us with this post and/or any others you would like to include. We are at Hope to see you there!!

Unknown said...

I was having a problem with my comments, so I just saw this. Thanks for stopping by! I'll have to check it out, maybe I can add it this week!


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