How to make your own DIY children’s art display. These work well for holding children’s art or homework, as well as for holding cards or photos.
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Art displays- or homework, photo, or card displays- are fun to make. You can make them as simple or complicated as you want. We love them because they get the art off our refrigerator and onto our walls.
Supplies for a DIY Children’s Art Display
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- Rustoleum Painter’s Touch 2x Spray Paint (or other paint)
- 3M Picture Hanging Command Strips (the size appropriate for your wood) or Heavy Duty Single Hole D Ring / Triangle Strap Hanger w/ Screws
Note: You want to match your choice of stencils vs. 651 with your paint choice. Some glossy paints are hard to stencil or apply 651 to.
How to Make DIY Children’s Art Display
This video will show you how to make your own art display or you can scroll down for the photo tutorial.
Step 1: Add your Command strips or D rings to the back of your display.
Step 2: Paint your wood. I generally use spray paint because I find it faster. Alternatively, you could use stain. Let dry.
Step 3: Use glue to attach your clips with even spacing across the board.
Step 4: Above the clips, you can add permanent/outdoor vinyl or you can hand write lettering.
Step 5: Add any additional embellishments that you want. I love using scrapbook stickers.
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