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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7 thoughts on “How to Make an Art Display”

    • 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. 🙂

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