Blogger Dana McCranie offers simple, step-by-step instructions for creating a tasteful home art gallery to display your little one’s school projects.
Kindergarten has brought a lot of changes to our home, the most profound being the sudden influx of artwork on a daily basis. This flood of beautiful work made it a priority for me to find a way to display my daughter’s best work before filing it, or (gulp!) getting rid of it. FamilyFun magazine recently featured a Velcro-based art strip, but I went with a cafe curtain rod and drapery clips instead. Here’s what I did.
- Cafe curtain rod
- Drapery clips
- Tape measure
- Beautiful works of art
- A drill and a cute owl pillow are not necessary but make the project much more pleasurable
Project Difficulty: Easy
Time Needed: 1-2 hours
Step 1: Expand the rod to fit area you want to fill. Then measure your cafe rod. My owl pillow is better with numbers than I am.
Step 2: Calculate the center of your rod and use the tape measure to help you mark it on the wall. I used my pencil to mark the holes before drilling them. Then, calculate equal distance in both ways from your mid-point and place your next two pieces of hardware.
Step 3: Place your rod on the hooks to ensure you are happy with the placement.
Step 4: Now is the hardest part: selecting which pieces you will hang. I let the owl help me with the selections.
Step 5: You can clip the pages and then hang them up as I did in the photos, or you can remove the rod and run the clips on and then clip your pictures. This would be a great activity to have your children participate in.
Step 6: Stand back and marvel at the beauty of the imagination of your child. They will love seeing their work displayed as much as you do.