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How to make a Children’s Art Display with String and Clothes Pins

Art is very important. To me, at least. It is a way for me to be creative and use the side of my brain that I don’t get to use at work. Art helps me focus and relieve stress. Doing something on paper, instead of a computer, helps give my eyes a much needed break. Above all, I simply enjoy doing various forms of art.

Since I enjoy it so much and it helps me, art is something I incorporate in my weekends. That means Baby Love gets to do art, too!

There are many benefits, well beyond what I began this post with, of doing art. To me, crafts are just as much an art form as traditional pencil/pen/crayon and paper. I recently found a few posts that list out the various benefits of children and adults participating in art.

Benefits of Arts to Kids

The Mental Health Benefits of Art are for Everyone

Art Display - Title

Anyway, this post isn’t about the benefits of art. This post is coming about since we have so much art lying around and not enough refrigerator space to hang it all! Our art pile just kept growing. I ran out of magnets, and space, for the fridge so her precious art was just getting piled on the table. Our sitter will send home various artistic ventures every few days too.

I’ll need to figure out a way to store her art eventually. Really, sooner rather than later. For now, this display made from string is working wonders!

Supplies You’ll Need

  • Blank Wall or space
  • Twine or String
  • Push Pins, Eye-hooks, or Nails
  • Clothes Pins

I used household twine and push pins for ours. I found some really cute white and black glitter clothes pins in the Target dollar aisle that are small and perfect for this.

Art Display  - Supplies 2
All you need is twine and push pins.

Easy Peasy Setup

Work Photo Display - Edited
Photo display at my office.

I’ve seen photos of this on Pinterest (saved on my Playroom board) and there’s even all photo wall setup at my office. This makes the most sense for us.

Part of what I really like about this art display is that as she grows, she’ll be able to put her own artwork up. The display is fluid, too. Easy to change when she brings home art or we create art.

Let’s get started!

First: Choose your wall. I rearranged our playroom so I’d have a nice size wall space to use.

Extra Tip: You could even do this on a poster board, if you want, which would allow you to move it easier.

Second: Decide if you want 1 or 2 rows. I went with 2 rows with generous spacing. Some of her art is done landscape and some is portrait (horizontal or vertical on the paper) so I wanted to be sure there was space for the portrait pieces.

Third: Put your pins into the wall. You want to make sure they’re as in-line as possible. I just eye-balled it but if you want to be more specific, you can use a ruler or a leveling device.

Forth: Attach your twine to the pins. I just did a triple knot around the pin and tested it by hanging a few pictures on the line.

Extra Tip: You could use string, yarn, or just about anything that would stretch across the space. I got the twine in the dollar section.

Fifth: Setup your second row.

Sixth: Hang up your child’s art work! You’re all done.

Last but not least and definitely the best part…

Bask in your Amazingness. Enjoy your child’s artwork and their wonder-filled reaction to seeing their art on the wall.

Show me your walls when you get them up! I’d love to see how you display your child’s artwork.

Art Display Collage

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