Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Gigantor Art Display

I never have a lack of my kiddies art to display and being a former art teacher I want to encourage their art skills. SOOO I made this gigantic 8 foot art display board for their playroom.
I hung it low so they could put it up themselves, and see it at their level. I also made it 2 inches thick so I could enventually put the letters play up there and an old tennis racket.
Easy Steps

1. Buy one 2x8inx8foot long board, and 12 clothes pins-mine were prepainted at hobby lobby
2. Prime it. I just set it on top of a cardboard box in my garage
3. Paint it (red took 3 coats) :)
4. Measure & mark where clothes pins should go. 8 foot board 12 clothes pins. 3 inches from side, 7 5/8 inches in between each pin- the hardest part
5. Hot glue pins on
6. Screw into wall with 2 1/2 inch screws

Some other "art" we have in our playroom, simple scrapbook paper in 12x12 frames.


  1. That's completely adorable! Much more room than the front of the fridge has to offer! lol
    I'm sure the kids will be creating like mad just to see their work on the board. Very creative idea.

  2. I have seen it in person, and it is absolutely adorable!!

  3. I love this idea and that they can do it by themselves is great! Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

  4. oh what a great idea! i love it and i have tons of lonely clothespins and tons fo homeless artwork! perfect!

  5. great idea... and I'm sure it makes the kiddos feel special!

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

  6. Is this not soooo very clever! I think I will use this in my craft room as well as some other area! Love it! So simple and very reasonable!

  7. This is a fantastic idea, when my baby starts to create I'm going to do this!


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