Easy, Cheap Way to Hang Kids' Artwork
Last week was long, busy, and packed with so many details. By Friday I wanted to do something fun and creative, a non-chore. But I only had a tiny amount of time (and money).
I wanted to do something with this bare, brick wall in our family room. This corner is the perfect place for this children's desk and two little chairs. The desk belonged to my grandfather when he was a little boy, and it is my favorite piece of furniture ever! Often, we let the kids eat here and many times the desk serves as the check out counter when they are playing store.
I have been debating about what sort of artwork to put on this wall. I originally wanted a huge black and white photograph of my kids. Like this. But I don't have the right photo. And then there's the cost of the frame.
Also, since it's brick, drilling a hole for a frame is tricky.
Then I had this other idea.... A friend of mine, who has a gorgeous home, hung a bunch of her children's artwork in her entryway using this putty. $3 at CVS.
I knew this idea would be perfect for this corner! $3 and I had my creative, minimal time required "project" on a Friday afternoon.
My daughter helped me decide on the placement of the pictures. We were thrilled to see these works of art go up on display.
I love that this project has a big impact and was so inexpensive. Also, I can rotate out the artwork as new stuff comes in.
The putty works great for securing frames on the wall so they will hang straight. Perfect for wall galleries.
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