Easy and Cheap DIY Kids Interchangeable Art Display

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Our child loves to draw and we wanted a fun way to display her art that would be easily interchangeable, so we can swap out the art over time as she improves. This is what we came up with.

What You Will Need:

  1.  Command Hooks (or nails would work too)
  2.  String
  3.  Clothespins
You will also need a pair of scissors to cut the string and if you want the hooks to be straight, a ruler for measuring, and a pencil to mark on the wall where you want to put your hook or nail.

We used these command hooks for ours:

I found these cute colorful wooden clothespins at Target, which worked perfectly, but you can use plain ones or whatever colors you want to. 

For string, we used what twine my husband had lying around in the garage, but we did consider using my cooking twine too. Any string you have on hand would work and you can do any color too. 


Step By Step Instructions:

Step 1
Start by figuring out where you want to hang your child's art and attach the hooks to the wall.
Step 2
Cut a long piece of string and tie it to one of the hooks. Play around with the string a bit to decide on how much of a swoop you want. The clothespins and paper will add a little pressure, so it will swoop no matter what. What we did was attach the pictures to the string so we could see how much weight it would add before tying the string to the other end. 

Step 3
Cut off the excess string. 

Step 4.
If you chose not to hang the pictures in step 2, now is the time to hang them. 
And you're done! 

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  1. I have been meaning to do this for a while now! Thanks for the reminder and suggestion to use the Command adjustable! I have to do something with all this art work!

  2. This is such a great way to display art. Our kids work is currently cluttering a door in our home. I like this look much better.

  3. This is so cute. I love anyway I can display my daughter's work.

  4. That’s so funny I have done this at the start of school years and since they were home
    For so long I hadn’t done it but I was just thinking now they are back in school I should start this again. Thank you!

  5. This is so cute! We have something similar in my son's room and people always compliment it!

  6. This is so fun and creative! Great way to display kids art

  7. What a super efficient way to display art and crafts from children! I like the simplicity of it and that it can be easily changed/updated.


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