Family Masterpieces: Our Art Wall for Kids

May 28, 2013 | by Jocie (email) |

Everyone needs their own art wall for kids to display their masterpieces. Sure, they aren’t masterpieces to everyone else, but they definitely are to us. Yeah, we love the scribbles, the words no one can read but us, the excess of pink and purple, the crusted boogers in the lower corner…we love it all.

Slowly our art wall has grown. At first, we just hung the pictures (ahem, I mean, masterpieces) on the fridge. That got old pretty quick. Between the alphabet magnets, barnyard animals magnets, and all the art work, it looks like Sesame Street vomited on the fridge. No. Thank. You.

Next, I used my Scrapbook paper clothes pins for an art wall, along with some 3M Command Strips and yarn. I can’t help it, I’m seriously addicted to those Command strips!

Then, I learned the wonders of Washi Tape and made some new, bright washi tape clothes pins for a new art display.

Washi Tape clothes pins - OPC The Better Half

But the wall looked a little lonely.


So I broke out my Silhouette and quickly cut out black vinyl letters to say, “Hagan Family Limited Editions.” Pretty darn cute, right.

Art Wall Limited Editions - OPC The Better Half

The wall in the hallway right off the dining room and entry way and is seen by everyone. The girls really love it, although Izzie is slowly trying to monopolize all the space on the clothes line…poor Lulu! 🙂

It wasn’t real complicated. It didn’t take very long. But it sure does mean a lot! Actually, ever since I put it up, every person who has visited our home has commented on it (even before they comment on the big changes in our dining room). Maybe I should stick to the easy projects from now on. lol.

What do you think? How do you display your children’s artwork?

Thanks so much for reading about my quick and easy kid’s art wall.

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8 Responses
  1. Courtney says:

    This is so adorable, Jocie! What a meaningful display…great idea!!!

  2. paintergal says:

    Love it! The addition of the title above it is perfect. Had to google the Silhouette since I didn’t know what that was. So the vinyl letters just stick to the wall on their own?

  3. Mary Sue Paulis says:

    So cute and such a great idea. I like that you can so easily change the art work!

  4. JustME says:

    What a neat wall! Thanks for a great idea Jocie. I eventually want to paint one wall in our Grandson’s room with chalk paint, but until I can do that I’m going to use this idea. He’ll love it. Thanks so much~!

    I might use 3M Command strips to add the clothes pins directly to the wall, but the idea is awesome.

  5. supimeister says:

    Any way my wife can find an excuse to use washi tape is a good idea 🙂 She will love the clothes pins!

  6. Tanya says:

    My kiddos would love this! And I love how it is at eye level too, great idea Jocie 🙂

    xo, Tanya

  7. OurPinterestingFamily says:

    What a fantastic idea, Jocie!

  8. mom2kaelyn says:

    I just love this. I’m excited for when K begins to create her own artwork! I also keep forgetting to do my clothespins! I have tons of random scrapbook paper. I almost did the washi tape style but couldn’t find patterns I liked. The selection at Micheal’s wasn’t that fabulous the day I went.

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