In February, I made a Love Wall to display in Starbucks. To make it, I had to use up frames from around our house which left our living room wall sad and bare.
Since this room is currently in transition (i’m trying to slowly replace all the browns and dark with bright and colorful), I wasn’t ready to buy any artwork for this area. In fact, I had no idea what I wanted to do here.
All I knew is that I was sick of looking at a blank wall.
I decided to let my kids handle the decorating until I figured out what to do.
There are a lot of great ways to display kids’ art, but I decided on using open frames to hang them. It is easy to swap out the pictures and it’s lightweight to hang.
I’d been looking around for the right frames but was having a hard time. Then I stumbled across a garage sale that had these three frames which were perfect. I love when that happens!
I removed the glass and backing and measured out jute roping to fit across the back. I tied the end in a knot to hold better to the hot glue, which held it down.
Depending on the size of your frame, you can have one or more art hanging lines.
I just hung them on the wall.
And then I put my kids to work.
Using a clothes pin, I hung their artwork and that was it.
I like that this designates a spot for their art instead of getting randomly taped around the house.
I realize I fell into my old habit of using earth tones (jute) for this project. Rethinking this, these frames might look cute with a bright, decorative ribbon instead. Or if you hang them in a child’s room, a pastel, satiny ribbon would be pretty.
Lots of options. Have fun!
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