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How to Make a Simple Children’s Artwork Display

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How to make a children's art display.
Instructions on how to make your own children’s art display to showcase you child’s artwork. With a little spray paint, some wood, glue, and clips, you can make one too!

My sons are now 1.5 and 3.5 years old. We’re starting to get a LOT of artwork, especially from our gym daycare, and I wanted somewhere nice to display them. Our fridge is already a hot mess with all of the random magnets that I put on there… I don’t even know why I save all of these? They don’t even hold anything up there.

This is a pretty simple and affordable project to complete. I actually had most of the supplies already- although I think I have a quarter of Joann’s and Lowes’ inventories in my sewing area.

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To create these, I took my wood boards and spray painted them black.

Mark out where you want to place your picture hangers (brackets?) on the back of the wood. I put one on each end. Screw them on.

I marked out where I wanted my magnetic clips. Then I used Gorilla Super Glue to glue the flat magnet part of the clips to the wood board. Let dry.  One thing to note is that I accidentally knocked one of these off after the glue had dried. The glue HOLDS… so the clip came off without the magnet. Not a big deal because I just used the super glue to replace it back onto the magnet. I love this glue. 

All you have to do now is add your name letters. I used vinyl stickers that I picked up on Amazon because they were easy and I’m not impressed with my writing. You could easily paint the child’s name on though or use a Cricut (Maybe? I’m not super familiar with Cricut machines).

Very simple project and it’s fun! I hung them with two small nails. Depending on what you use to hang them, you may want the brackets to be a bit lower on the back of art display.

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