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.
Supplies Needed (with affiliate links):
- 15g Gorilla Super Glue Gel
- Black Plastic Magnetic Clips- 4 for $1 at Target
- Wood Boards
- Rust-Oleum 249122 Painter’s Touch Multi Purpose Spray Paint, 12-Ounce, Black (or you can pick a different color)
- Duro Decal Permanent Adhesive Vinyl Letters & Numbers: 3″ Gothic White
- Heavy Duty Single Hole D Ring / Triangle Strap Hanger w/ Screws
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).
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Danielle Pientka is the sewing and DIY blogger behind DIYDanielle.com. She taught herself to sew in 2011 when she wanted to make cloth diapers for her first son. She’s been sewing everything from ecofriendly items to kids products to clothing since, as it has become a passion. She loves learning how to do new things and teaching others in the process. She hopes to inspire other moms to take time for themselves to find their own creative passion.
Danielle lives in Maryland with her three young sons and her husband, Brandon. In her spare time, she gardens, reads, horseback rides, and has a small homestead with goats and ducks. Visit her shop to buy patterns or her sewing eBooks. Subscribe to her newsletter to get blog updates, free patterns and other printables by clicking here.