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 appliqués, 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!
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