Thursday, March 25, 2010

Frugal Friday - displaying artwork

I have to give credit to my husband for this idea. Let me give you a little backstory.

Our daughter loves to draw and color pictures of princesses. And horses. Oh, and dinosaurs, too. Not only that, she loves to tape said pictures to the wall. The wall of her bedroom. The wall of the playroom. Basically, any blank surface is fair game to her. But the tape sometimes rips the pictures and, more disastrously to my husband, can pull paint off the walls.

So he came up with a clever, frugal way to let her display her artwork and save the walls at the same time. Not to mention the money we will save on tape!


He nailed a clipboard to the wall and lets her change out her creations at will. We found a pack of 6 recycled clipboards at Sam's Club for less than $5.

Here's a sample of her artwork for school:

And her impression of a spring flower:

It's so cute watching her decide which piece of artwork gets displayed. And not to fear, we have some clipboards for Mr. Lego to use, too. If we can keep the Princess from commandeering them first.

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  1. THat is a good idea. We have lots of artwork at our house too (with 4 kids that can happen fast!) so I put up some ribbon's to hang them from. You can see my post about it here:

  2. Thanks for following! Great idea!