Cheap and Easy Children’s Artwork Hangers

This summer, my kids have been really getting into drawing, writing and crafts. The only problem is that there is limited space in which to hang said crafts. The girls have taken to decorating every bit of empty wall space with their brilliant creations. Besides the peeling paint and empty tape rolls – I want my walls back!!

It got really bad after I took all their toys away, and drawing was all they could do.

Well, I had seen an idea somewhere that I just had to try. My husband, the girls and I made clothespin wall hangers to put next to their beds. (That’s their favorite spot to admire their handiwork)

Here’s how we did it:

  • Get a 1×4 piece of wood, cut to the desired length. We used 3-1/2 foot lengths.

  • Prime and paint the wood. We painted it white.
  • Let the kids paint clothes pins to match the accent colors in your room. We used five clothes pins each.

  • Super glue the clothes pins to the wood, evenly spaced.
  • Decorate the rest by painting stencils, wood appliquΓ©s, or as we did, foam stickers.

  • Attach the wood to the wall, by screwing through to the studs.

Now, the kids just clip their work to the wall, and when they’re tired of it, they can change it! No more empty tape rolls, or peeled off paint. And you can have your walls back to decorate as you please!

It works for me. Visit Rocks in My Dryer for more Works-For-Me-Wednesday.


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  1. Ooh that is so cute! I saw a similar one like that in a catalog, but this is definately cheaper! Thanks!


  2. That is awesome! I love it! My daughter would love decorating her own. Thanks so much for this. πŸ™‚


  3. The Momster says:

    This is such an adorable idea! Thanks for sharing.


  4. Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates says:

    That is SO adorable! They did such a good job decorating!


  5. ROFL! That is the exact same blue tape that we use on the plane to tape up all kinds of things on the walls!


  6. Monica@Dailydwelling says:

    Neat idea and very cute, too!!


  7. I love it! And I love how you involved the kids in making it. What a great way to teach them creative problem-solving. I bet they’re really proud of their displays!


  8. Celly B says:

    So cute and practical! I love the fact that you can personalize them to their rooms!


  9. Nichole says:

    Those are great! Your blog design is really cute, too. πŸ™‚


  10. Those are about as cute as the little girls who made them! I LOVE YOUR GIRLS!


  11. FAB idea – thanks so much – we’ll be going to Lowes THIS weekend.


  12. Rachel Rowell says:

    What a cute idea. I think I will be marching out this week to buy the supplies to try this for my little girls room! It would match her decor. perfectly.

    Thanks the the idea.


  13. Great idea. I will have to try it.
    Blessings to you.


  14. amyswandering says:

    That is REALLY cute!!


  15. craftymom says:


    Also very nice that it’s something the kids can help make.

    Love it!


  16. Ribbon Rock Star says:

    I love this idea!! I am going to feature it as one of my fav WFMW posts today.



  17. And wala! You’re the genius I always knew you were! Great job! Love, Love, Love it!


  18. Very cool idea. I’m working on an art hanging area in our basement that is similar to yours that I’ll share at a later date. Watch for it at


  19. Coma Girl says:

    Very cute! And it looks so easy, I may try it πŸ™‚


  20. I like the bubblewrap hammock.


  21. Deb - Mom of 3 Girls says:

    Those turned out wonderful – what a great idea! πŸ™‚


  22. Heather says:

    Oh that is CUTE! And so original too!



  23. Julius Mathias says:

    Love it. really cool


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