Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Our Very Own Gallery Wall

This is our art wall in the play/craft/school room. I got this idea from one of my new favorite art sites. John bought cheap 1x2's (1.08 for an 8ft pc) and he made me some various size frames. Cheap frames. I sanded and painted them and we hung them on the wall below the fabric letters that spell create. As you can see in this one they have no glass. And in the middle of each frame is a small binder clip on a nail. This allows me to change out the artwork as we do more. This is Brady's ah-pu-tus (no i did not spell it wrong that is how he pronouces it). It is a hand puppet that we made.


I couldn't get a great shot of Jakes superhero drawing. It is a monster about to destroy the world until the superhero flies in to save the day. I love this drawing especially the arm that is out in front of the superhero. You can't see it here that well. The boys really love seeing their art displayed and like showing it to the few visitors we get.
These frames are a great idea and could really work in any room. They don't have to be bright colors so you could blend them into any decor. It is a great way to display and change out art even if you just did a few frames rather than a wall of them. Just an idea I thought I'd pass along. We made all of these frames for $5.oo including the hangers and binder clips.


4 comments:

Amanda said...

I LOVE this idea! Love it! I just wish we had a playroom to do it in!

Lindsey said...

very cool idea! i can't get grady to not eat everything creative so our painting/coloring/drawing has been sparce as of late. maybe soon...

Kristin said...

wonderful idea! i plan to do something very similar when we build our house!

Shelley said...

love it love it love it. thank you amy for being creative and thrifty.