Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Kids Art Display

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So, I've had a problem for a while.  

It looks like this:

This the result of three things.

1.  Miss J LOVES "arts and crafts" time.
2.  Miss J can find tape, no matter where I hide it, and help herself to a piece.
3.  Miss J loves to help me "decorate".

So, I've been trying to come up with a solution. 

I mean, I love Miss J and Mr. A's art, but I don't love it taped randomly all over the house.

Some kind of art display was in order.  

I loved these ideas:

found here.

found here.

I'll give you the full how-to later this week, but for now, here is my art display!

close up of the distressed edges:

close up of the big chunky clips:

here's both boards:

with some art work:

I loooove these big clips:
Now, it looked a little bare above the boards.....it needs some vinyl!

Perfect.  No more artwork taped to my walls!

Linking up here.


  1. Oh Sarah! This is a totally awesome idea. I have art work taped to my walls all over the kitchen walls, fridge and laundry room doors. It's a crazy mess! This is an excellent idea and I think it would be a unique display for parents to see when they come to view my house once I start accepting children for my in-home daycare. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  2. I've always liked similar ideas too but have never executed them. Your take is lovely. The wall vinyl is particularly wonderful.

  3. Wow- very cute! They turned out great! What an awesome place to hang all of the works of art!!

  4. I love the font you used above the art clips! What font is that?

    I have to do this, because my fridge is full! lol


  5. Thank you so much for sharing it.
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  6. This is perfect for my childcare!! I so need to get on it!

  7. So neat!!I am a new follower! Would love for you to check out my blog and follow back!

  8. Where did you get the letters? darling!!

  9. oooo Very nice! I like your's the best!! It does not look "classroom-y" , ya know. And the "masterpieces" really make it! You did a great job!!

  10. LOVE it! :-) Can't wait for the detailed post!

  11. That looks wonderful. What a great idea. I love the big clips too and the art work is beautiful. Thanks for linking to We're Organized Wednesday. I'll be featuring this tomorrow.

  12. This is awesome! I LOVE those clips! I have the same tape-sniffer-outer here! It's in the child DNA. I've been meaning to do something for all the art... Thank you for the inspiration! And for linking up to Making It With Allie! I hope to see you next week!

  13. Love this idea! It would clear off my fridge!
    Also I LOVE your blog background.

  14. Awesome! We have a similar project in process I'll be posting about soon! :)

  15. OK, I need to do this! What a great idea! I have seen these but I've been intimidated on the "how to" so I'm looking forward to yours!

  16. I can't wait until you post these instructions!

  17. i love the wording above the art work, what a clever idea

  18. Linking up with Between Naps on the Porch. LOVE this idea for the Organizing Photos and Artwork. Favorite thing is the Masterpieces Above the boards. Great Idea.

  19. This is so fantastic -- and I'm so happy to have found your blog.
    Love this idea and the pic of your beautiful kids.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  20. Such a great way to display their artwork and boost their egos!!!

  21. I have the same deal with my little ones, THANKS for the great idea!
    Where did you find those awesome clips?

  22. I remember suffering this , sooo miss it though!

  23. I have the perfect wall for this! I can't wait to see exactly how you did it so I can make one too! Such a great idea, and the vinyl is too cute, please let us know the font name when you post the how to!!!

  24. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Thanks so much for sharing!


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