My daughter is into drawing right now. She’s just starting to do those cute stick arms with like 10 fingers on each hand. I really feel that if every single picture is hung on the fridge or walls, there isn’t a chance for them to be noticed. So we decided to make a designated place for ONE special picture that can be rotated very easily. You could make a similar grouping with one frame for each child in the family!
Here are the supplies I grabbed at JoAnn Fabric.
- Easy-Loading Artwork Picture Frame (used a coupon, of course!)
- Wood Plaque
- 3M Command strips
- foam brushes and acrylic paint
This frame is so brilliant. It has a hinged front to make showcasing different masterpieces incredible easy! It was a little plain, so I used acrylic craft paint to add a pop that would really make the artwork stand out.
Adding the stripes to the mat was so easy – I have a feeling I’ll be updating a lot more frames around our house now! I simply took the mat out of the frame, used a ruler to mark out the stripes ( you could use painters tape, but I wanted a little more of a hand-painted look) and painted with black acrylic paint.
Since we’re renting, everything went on the wall with 3M Command Strips. I hope this gives you some ideas on tackling that endless pile of paper that comes home during the school year! We love having a special place to display those little masterpieces now!