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How to Make an Art Display

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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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  • Clips
  • Wood Boards
  • Embellishments of your choice. I used scrapbook stickers.
  • Vinyl 651 for Lettering or use stencils.

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.

Glue clips onto children's art display.

Step 4: Above the clips, you can add permanent/outdoor vinyl or you can hand write lettering.

Add lettering to top of the children's art display with their name or a quote.
Add lettering to top of the children's art display with their name or a quote.

Step 5: Add any additional embellishments that you want. I love using scrapbook stickers.

Don’t forget! Share your final projects on the Stuff Mama Makes Facebook Group!

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DIY Children's Art Displays- super easy and cute.

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Monday 9th of April 2018

[…] want to use regular wood, I have two other tutorials for art displays. One shows you how to make custom art displays using wood from the hardware store and the other is a simpler art display with no […]

WhippedGreenGirl Angie

Tuesday 13th of September 2016

I loved this concept- my sister wants to do start making gifts instead of buying. This is a great gift to start with :) Thanks Danielle - big fan of videos too


Tuesday 13th of September 2016

Thank you! I've been working hard at them and really enjoying the process. Still learning.

And making gifts is awesome, particularly when it's something the person can really truly use and needs. :)

Sahana Ajeethan

Sunday 11th of September 2016

These are so cute!! Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty. We would love to see you again next week.


Tuesday 13th of September 2016

Thank you!

Intelligent Domestications

Sunday 11th of September 2016

This is a cool project! We’re so glad you party with us at Merry Monday. We always look forward to your projects.


Tuesday 13th of September 2016

Thank you!