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DIY Artwork Hanging Clips

What a busy season it has been!  So many things happening behind the scenes that I hope I can share with you all very soon.  In the meantime, I have a fun DIY project for hanging artwork that could be adapted for any space.

We have a couple of pretty great little artists living in our household, and one of my favorite ways to decorate is with their pictures and sweet notes.  We installed an IKEA wire in the playroom shortly after moving in.  However…my lovelies (who are really, truly darn good kids most of the time) decided to try to zipline on the wire.  Yes.  Zipline.  Our Addy has always been little, but that “zipline” couldn’t even hold her weight.  Imagine the scene:  the wire pulled completely out of the wall, along with plaster.  It was a complete mess.

We patched that disaster, and then eventually did a switch-a-roo and the former playroom became my new office (swapping the orange paint for a more calm gray).  I wanted a new way to display the kids’ artwork…one that would not be temping to play on.  😉

I gathered some simple supplies.  I picked up these gold Nate Berkus binder clips at Target a few weeks ago.  They were on clearance and I just felt like I would need them.  Turns out I did…for this very project.  I found two scrap pieces of wood (mine was pine) in the basement scrap pile, and pulled out my trusty pint of General Finishes Java Gel Stain.

DIY Artwork Display Clips

The process was so simple.  I sanded the wood pieces down with a sanding block.  Then I applied one coat of the Java Gel Stain.  Usually, when using this product, it takes a couple of coats, but I was really happy with the look of just one coat on this bare wood.

Then I used industrial strength adhesive to attach the Nate Berkus clips to the stained wood.  I let that dry for a good 24 hours before hanging on the wall.  I used command strips to hang them because I didn’t anticipate that a great deal of weight would be placed on them (and hopefully no dangling children!)

DIY Artwork Display Clips

All in all, I spent just over $5 for my two artwork hanging pieces.  Definitely a simple and cheap project with a great outcome.  I love this new space to hang the latest creations from my cuties.

DIY Artwork Display Clips

You could easily adapt this look for any room by switching out the style and size of binder clips.  I feel like I’ve just solidified my obsession with office supplies yet again 🙂

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  1. Elaine says

    An attractive (and modern) solution to hanging these “very important” masterpieces! Those precious years go by so quickly; it’s important that parents encourage creativity in their budding artists!

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