What To Do With Your Children’s Artwork
Ty Pennington shared some suggestions about how to use the art your kids bring home from school around the house. Janice has three kids, and she is overwhelmed by the artwork they’ve produced over the years. She has saved it all in giant plastic storage containers, even though her oldest child is now in college. She can’t let go of these bins of old artwork, even though she doesn’t know what to do with it.
How To Reuse Your Kids’ Art As Wallpaper
Ty Pennington showed Janice how to repurpose children’s artwork as wallpaper, in a playroom or laundry room. This brings the room to life and makes use of the art. It’s also a good way to save money on wallpaper, especially for a child’s bedroom or another spot where they’re more interested in colorful whimsy than straight lines and fancy patterns.
- Newspaper or Trash Bags
- Children’s Artwork
- Wallpaper Paste
- Cover a table with newspaper or garbage bags, then spread out your artwork.
- Use Wallpaper Paste, which costs less than $5, and apply it directly to the back of the art pieces. Water-Based Paint is the easiest to clean up.
- Apply each piece directly to the wall.
- Use a ruler or library card to smooth and straighten your piece.
- Repeat the process until you’ve covered a wall or used all the pieces that you like.
This is an uncomplicated family activity you can do to help gets get in on the act of redecorating around the house.
The Revolution: Sheet Music Wallpaper
This also works with old sheet music or pages from vintage books for a more classic look.
The Revolution: Clipboard Art Gallery
Ty also suggests creating a Home Art Gallery using Low-Cost Acrylic or Stainless Steel Clipboards. Just hang a few clipboards in a row on the wall and choose some pieces to display. This easy tip allows you to feature a rotating, easy-to-update collection of children’s art in your home. When someone brings home new art, or you’re ready for a change, it’s quick and easy to update your home art gallery.