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Wall Art/Photo Frame Ideas

Wall Art/Photo Frame Ideas

We are now hanging pictures in our new house so I thought I’d share.  Sorry I don’t have a very good camera or photography skills. The first picture is of our new art wall. I spent hours on pinterest trying to find a way to hang the kiddos art and still be able to change it easily. There are lots of great ideas, but most were time-consuming and too pretty. I say pretty because there were some really cool painted frames with a clip to hold pictures, but I have boys, so the pretty frames weren’t going to look good if they draw a picture of mommy getting stitches in her leg. There is also a picture frame you can buy at places like Target that the door opens and you can change out the picture (for just one it was going to be $15). Another person had painted cookie sheets and used a magnetic to hang drawings. All were great ideas, but I wanted the drawings to be the focus on the wall.

Picture 1: Wall mount sign holder. We got vertical and horizontal sign holders.

Picture 2 & 3: Close-up of the sign holders.

Picture 4 & 5: The first finger paintings my sons did and the photo of them doing it. Used a cheap 11×14 document frame from Wal-Mart and turned the backing around so the black color would show through. I also wrote a little tag with the date and their age underneath the photo.

Picture 6: Pictures of them taking a bath together. Hanging in the bathroom. My mom’s cousin gave me this idea.

Picture 7 & 8: Pics of me and my hubby (much younger photos) and hung like pics you would take in a photo booth. We made silly faces and printed them in black and white.

Picture 9 & 10: Old pages of a children’s workbook from 1960’s that was in my grandparent’s attic. I love #10 picture.

Picture 11: Plates we got at a garage sale and hung over the kitchen sink with plate disc hangers.

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Easiest Homemade Gift Ever.

 Go to a store that sells paint. Get paint swatches. Decorate with sharpie markers. Done.

Kids love giving homemade gifts to people. It makes them feel special. And it makes you feel special that  you didn’t have to spend a cent.

Dry Erase on Pictures

I really do like my in-laws. This was just such a great idea I had to try it out on them. I used Washable Dry Erase markers to sketch hats, glasses, etc. on my in-laws. You can also make your family seasonal. Winter scenes. Halloween drawings of spiders and scary faces. Valentines day hearts. The ideas are endless.

Art Show

Art Shows are a fun way for kids to display their artwork. Have them set up areas around the house for their work. Write on paper the name of the paintings, drawings, or sculptures. Invite friends, neighbors, and family members to the show. Serve snacks and check out books from the library on famous artists and artwork for guests to see.