I’ve been sharing over on Instagram lately all the amazing craft ideas my mom has been doing with the girls. I am so lucky to have Grandma watch all the kiddos while I work and even more lucky that she is so involved. She is definitely the craft one of the two of us. I’m also really lucky that some neighbors that were moving away gave us a kid’s craft table (and chairs) because they didn’t want to take it with them. This table is seriously is the perfect place for my girls to get artsy. As Brooklyn would say, “This is the perfect size for me!” Plus it already had the artsy patina.
I have been sitting on this table for a while waiting for Brad and I to finish out the “study” in our house (converted formal dining room). Finally, the time came to put together the perfect little art corner. I let Grandma have free reign, and while her and the girls were having a blast, I soon noticed that I needed a solution to the increasing pile of artwork being created. I looked around at all the home decor and craft stores, but nothing stood out. I didn’t want a cork board. I liked the elaborate frames with criss-crossed wires, but large frames are so pricey. Brad and I aren’t looking for any new projects either. Finally, I found the perfect solution. Bonus is that it was not only super easy, but also very affordable.
For this wall art hanging solution you only need three things. This can all be found at your local Walmart or similar store. I have also linked to Amazon in case you are a big fan of shopping in your PJs like me.
2. Shower Curtain Rings (the kind with hooks)
3. Dowel Rods (we used 1/2″ x 48″ rods and spray painted them black)
I just used our leveling laser tool to mark the place on the wall to hang the command strips, stuck them too the wall, then strung the shower curtain rings over the painted dowel rod, and set it on the hooks.
I love how it turned out, and it’s super simple to hang up or change out artwork. I will probably be adding a third rod soon to hold even more artwork.
Here’s another look at our art corner.
The easel is Melissa & Dougs. It was a Christmas present from Grandma.
Since I took those pictures, I have also added some art inspiration using a picture easel to display Usborne Famous Paintings Art Cards.
My mom and the girls have been hole punching construction paper for crafts, so I chose to display Georges Seurat’s Un Dimanche Après-Midi À L’île De La Grande Jatte. Then mom helped the girls make their own pointillism art piece with by glueing different colored hole punches into the shape of a rainbow. I plan to cycle through the different art cards throughout the year.
Hope this serves as inspiration for you all. Happy crafting!
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