Monday, March 4, 2013

DIY Children's Art Gallery

My kids love to color, paint, draw, stamp and create. They are constantly running around with crayons and little pads of paper to make masterpiece after masterpiece. I love every piece of art that they create. I wanted a way to display them in a fun way but since they are always making new little art treasures, I also wanted to be able to change out the artwork quickly. So I made this little children's art gallery for the kid's playroom.

I found all the frames at Goodwill and didn't pay more than $3 for any of them. Yay for Goodwill! I used acrylic paint to paint them all. I decided against spray paint because I couldn't find the colors that I wanted (I can be a bit picky). The acrylic paint was way cheaper and worked just fine. I did have to use multiple coats but it went very quickly. 

 Once they were all painted and dried, I laid them out on the floor to figure out how I wanted them to be arranged and then hung them. 

After the frames were hung, I hammered in a nail near the top. I used a metal binder clip to hold the artwork and then hung it on the nail. Instant art gallery!


The kids really get a kick out of seeing their pictures displayed on the wall and they get excited when we change out the pictures. 

I think the bright colors of the frames and the vivid artwork within make the playroom so cheerful.


 It really makes my heart happy to see my children's masterpieces every day. It's the perfect little art gallery for my budding Picassos (or Monets). 

1 comment:

  1. This is super cute! I think it could also work for displaying favorite photos. We take so many cute pics, and it's hard to display them all. This could let you rotate pics as the kids grow! So adorable.