Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Artwork display

I have been wanting to make a little place for Molly (and Ali) to display her artwork somewhere and I finally got around to doing it. I had this piece of wood that was for another project that I obviously never used. Oh well! It's perfect for this.

While the project was simple, I was surprised that it took me as long as it did. But I guess that's how most things go. Anyway, I sanded the wood, and put a few coats of paint on it. I had everything on hand for this project, which was very convenient.

I hung it right under the girl's window. It seems a bit low to me, but it's perfect because it's right where they can reach it to hang up their pictures.

Molly has been talking about animals this month in preschool if you didn't figure that out yet ;)

To make the letters, I have these cardstock letters in this cute font that I trace around and then just cut out. No fancy machinery, although it would have been nice to have a silhouette or cricut! Then I modpodged them onto the board. I couldn't decide if I wanted to put a word/words on the board, but finally just went with "art". Pretty basic, huh? It works.

I painted 5 clothespins pink (per Ali's request) and then modpodged some scrapbook paper on top that I had on hand. Then I hot glued them onto the board after measuring and penciling in where I wanted them.

Now they can color pictures on their little table and then hang up their masterpieces!

Ta da! All done. Time to move on to some other projects.

P.S. I had my sewing machine tuned up this past week from the sweetest, cutest old man (I think he is probably 80!) that has a sewing machine repair business. My bobbin was having a few issues and I have no idea if the machine has ever been tuned up before. (Oops) Anyway, he said there was a TON of dust around where the bobbin sits. No wonder! Happy Mother's Day to me, from me :)


emily said...

it turned out totally cute - totally worth your time and effort. :)

i'm sure the kids love having it at their level, too.

Emily said...

I looked at this a few days ago but didn't comment. It is so cute! It turned out really well :) It might be a little low but it looks perfect in their little corner where you have it hung! I bet they love having their art displayed. Lots of fun!

Christine said...

LOVE it!