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Personalized Child’s Art Display

Over the next few weeks I’m going to share some projects from my son’s “big boy” room!

His room is nearly complete, and I’m finally ready to start showing it off.

At the end of the month we’ll put all of these projects together for the big reveal!IMG 3143

My little man is coming home with colored pictures on a daily basis these days from daycare. Today I want to share with you a fun way to showcase your child’s artwork and make it personal for them at the same time!
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I started my project by taking two wooden knobs and spray painting them black. I wanted to decorate the knobs so I used my Silhoutte to cut out a chevron pattern on white vinyl.
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I used a circle cutter to round the corners of the chevron then applied them to the knobs.
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To personalize the art display, I printed out “GAVIN’S ART” on black vinyl and put the negative image on black ribbon (don’t forget the little inside pieces of the A’s and R!). I wanted to be sure there wouldn’t be any bleeding under the vinyl stencil so I pressed the vinyl down thoroughly.
(I’m definitely saving the lettering I didn’t use for a future project. Bonus!)
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I used white acrylic paint for my letters so it would really pop on the ribbon. And to further minimize any of the paint bleeding under the stencil, I dabbed the paint directly on top of the vinyl. No brushing!
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Have you seen the new 3M Command Picture Hanging Strips? I think they are the best.idea.EVER!
I decided to use them to hang my knobs on the wall by trimming them down to size so they will fit on the back of the knob. Obviously I’m not using them as they were meant to be used, but now I don’t have to put a hole in my knobs to hang them!
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I tied each end of the ribbon to a knob. This way I can place the knobs on the wall in precisely the correct place to stretch my ribbon out fully. That’s the anal in me… 😉
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Now I just need something to use to hang my son’s art!
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I grabbed some clothespins, Mod Podge, and scrapbook paper.
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Now I’m ready to hang some art! And my toddler loves it in his room!
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I also purchased 3 black frames on clearance at Target to showcase some of the artwork making sure they were all different to give it a more eclectic feel.

You can see the entire room reveal here!


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Sarah Howk

Friday 9th of September 2011

I love it! I've seen something similar using free paint sticks and rope tied at each end, but it just doesn't seem long enough but to hold one or two pieces of paper for my son's artwork! Great Ideas!


Saturday 9th of July 2011

Oh so cute!

Love the whole idea. And I have a Gavin too (except mine's in college now)!They grow up very fast! :)


Saturday 9th of July 2011

Such a lovely way to display art work...I think their first colorings and drawings are always the best to save!

The Answer Is Chocolate

Saturday 9th of July 2011

This is so awesome Michelle. I loved displaying my son's art work when he was younger, and now that he's older I love it even more. Thanks for linking up to this week's BFF Open House!


Friday 8th of July 2011

Hi! I've been looking for something like this for my boys room. Does it seem to hold up good? Looks so cute!

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