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Posted By:  Stephanie

Crafts, crafts I love crafts!  A couple days ago I got a few minutes during Little Lou's nap time to make these for her big girl room.  I figure if I keep plugging away at things here and there for her big girl room then we will be all set to make it nice and inviting for her when we make the transition.

I got these beauties for $1 each at Goodwill.  I knew just what to do with them!
(Originally saw the idea on Little Miss Momma)

I chose paper that I thought would be a good match for her big girl room and tuned it upside down on the wood and used my crayon to shade the shape of the top of the wood piece onto the paper.

I cut just outside the line, that way I would have room to make adjustments when I held the paper up to the piece of wood.  I found that when I turned the paper over it wasn't exact because the wood is a bit different on all sides so some adjustments were needed.

I then measured two clothes pins so that I knew what size to cut paper to cover these as well.  I did find that each one is slightly different so I measured both of them.

I cut the paper for one clothes pin and laid the paper next to it.  I did the same thing with both pins.

Now for the fun part!  It was time to Mod Podge everything!  I put a layer of Mod Podge on the top of the wood piece to act as glue for my paper.

Once I placed the paper on top I painted a coat on top trying to make it as even as possible.

Follow the same Mod Podge process for all pieces including the clothes pins.  Here they are drying so you can still see the white.  At this point I couldn't wait to see the final product!  Once the Mod Podge was dry I glued the clothes pins to the boards.

Here you have it, two boards waiting for my sweet girl's perfect art work to hold!

Although I appreciate personality I prefer to not have these knots be the focal point of these art holders.  For that reason they are on the bottom so that when they are hung you will not see the knots when looking from above.  I considered staining these and I did a tester on the back and didn't really like the look.  I also thought about painting the outside white but I didn't want to deal with painting the clothes pins so I kept them both natural so they would match.

How do you display your little one's art work?  Do they have art work on the wall in their room?


  1. What a creative idea i love it!


  2. Hi there! I am your newest follower via GFC stopping by from the Terrific Thursday blog hop at Couponing From Florida to Michigan. I would love a follow back!

  3. Well you get the clever award for today ... and maybe the month too :) Following from today's hop - hope you have time to stop by and return the favor soon :)

  4. Following from the Thursday Friends Cafe Blog Hop! Would love a follow back:)

  5. Thank you for the follows!

    @Shauna - Ah, you made my day!

  6. Very creative! Thanks for joining our Terrific Thursday Blog Hop. New follower! Look forward to reading more posts! :)

  7. I like the crafts you did here on your blog, darling.
    You are creative.

  8. Thank you! It was pretty fast and fun to make. Just as soon as I finished it gave me another idea...may just be coming soon.

  9. Love love love!! Thanks for sharing and linking up to our first shine on Friday link party. I hope you'll come back again tomorrow.


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