Like many mommas out there, I have an artist in my house. She is 6 and the world is her canvas. She can produce no less than 10 pieces of priceless art in a matter of minutes! As much as I would love to save and display them all, I was really running out room to hang them...solution : An Art Gallery Board!
I started with this scrap of wood I found in our "project shed".....I really love that we save everything, because it seems I can always find something to do with it
I then rounded up some paper cutouts from my scrapbook supplies (I don't actually make scrapbooks, but I sure do have a lot of supplies!) and a few wooden clothes pins and layed them all out
I then went to my never ending supply of acrylic paints and picked a few out to achieve the color I liked. I mixed "lemonade" with a touch of "leaf green" to get this color
Then it was time to Mod Podge the paper cutouts onto the board...I love how Mod Podge makes me feel kind of like a superhero, like I can do anything as long as I have my Mod Podge handy!
After the Mod Podge was all dry (takes about 30 min, I did a lot of coats) I used my other favorite, Gorilla Glue to add the clothes pins
After the entire piece is dry, it's time to hang!
My little artist loves her new wall gallery, the pictures have already been changed oh, maybe 50 times since we hung it in her room last night
I love that I didn't have to leave my house to buy anything for this project...every thing was right here :)
Total cost: $0!!
So, now I challenge you to go and be creative with things you have right there at home....save the shopping trip for another day :)
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