My kids are always producing something or other – a picture, a model, some writing. And although some of it gets a spot on the fridge, and some gets saved in their memory boxes – the majority of it ends up in the bin.
I wanted to find a better way to display more of it, and when I saw this great post from Realistic Mama all about different ways of displaying kid art, I was well and truly inspired!
But where to start.
Well we had our lounge decorated a few years ago with some lovely floral wallpaper but having seen some gorgeous homes recently I had already decided that I wanted to redecorate our downstairs. And I am one of those annoying people, that when I want to do something, I have to do it there and then. Within hours of discussing paint colours with hubby, I was already painting over the floral wallpaper with a lovely steel blue colour.
Two days later, I had finished the painting and rearranged some of the furniture. I was ready to put stuff on the walls! Having had floral wallpaper had made it hard to put any pictures on those walls so I was pretty excited to have extra display space! I had ordered some lovely photo collage posters from Lalalab, which looked fantastic in black frames on the new blue walls. And now there was a great expanse of blue painted walls through to the dining room, which seemed to me to be the perfect spot to start displaying the kids creations.
A trip to Hobbycraft was what was called for!
I loved the idea of pinboards so I bought them a pinboard each. Then I bought some mache letters and a selection of decopatch papers.
They didn’t have all the letters I needed in the same size and format, but actually I decided that a mix and match would work much better.
The idea was to write the word “Create” to hang above the pinboards.
The bigger, capital letters required 2 sheets of decopatch paper, the smaller ones ony needed 1 , which means we have plenty left over to use again.
My favourite is the vintage style tickets.
I hung the letters on the wall, with the two pinboards below. I think it looks pretty effective, even if I do say so myself.