Your child brings home an amazing work of art, so of course you need to hang it up — put it on display for everyone to ooooh and ahhhh at, and to show everyone how proud you are of your little Picasso (and it gives your little ones all the feels). So on the fridge it goes…. but really, your little artiste deserves so much more! So why not create a gallery just for the kiddos?
This is a super simple project for even the not-so-handy, and of course you can personalize or change it up however you want — I’m just giving you the basic idea to get started if you want to make your own.
I chose a wall in the kids’ playroom to do this, where I had the space and where the pieces of art would fit right in with the “decor.”
I found a banner that was double sided, with some funky colors and patterns on one side, and a chalkboard surface on the other. It came with some great twine, but you can always find your own in any color.
You could also make your own bunting using scrapbook paper, use or not use the chalk feature, purchase or print letters on your own, etc. The sky is the limit on this one. I wrote “A”, “R”, and “T” out on the three of the pennants, and strung the twine through the holes. (If you’re using scrapbook paper, you’ll need a hole punch).
To hang up the banner I just used push pins. 🙂
For the artwork hangers, I found a bag of these cool chalkboard clothespins and decided to take the extra pennants from the banner I wasn’t using and cut out a shape to stick them to.
I used my good old standby, the sticky dots.
On the back of that stack I used a mounting square and stuck it to the wall. They come off easily, and leave no marks. 😉
My son’s Montessori school does the most beautiful art projects and he is always SO excited to bring a new one home and hang it up in the gallery. When it’s time to retire one, I take a picture of it with my phone and upload it to artkive — this great app that lets you create hardcover books of your kid’s artwork!
The Stickel Art Gallery… featuring the works of Logan G. Stickel.
Do you have an art gallery or wall for your kiddo’s masterpieces? I would love for you to share them with me!
Until next time!
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