More Clothespin Art Display Boards

Some of you friends may remember our first attempt at the clothspin art display board last spring…

This summer we did some rearranging in our kids’ rooms. We bunked our boys’ beds to make room for their desks.  And our girls went from toddler beds to big girl twin beds.  Suddenly we had to move our art display clips to above the boys’ desks, and we make some new ones for the girls.  We all need a place to display what we think is important.  And it’s even more fun with your name right above it…

I found the big clothespins at the Target dollar aisle, but you can also get similar ones on amazon here.  Joann’s has something similar too.  Also check the best and cheap kids bunk beds (under $200) reviews!
      The goal is to hide all the screw holes.  Here’s how we did it:

What you need:

clothespins (smaller size will work fine)
glossy acrylic paint or wall paint
wide flat stiffer bristle brushlong painted board, cut to fit your spaceextra long drywall screws1” screwspower drillHow it’s done:

  1. First I disassembled the clothespins by carefully pulling off the metal spring part.  I then painted the clothespins halves with glossy acrylic paint using a wide flat stiffer bristle brush.  For our hallway clips I used the color coding method so each of my kids knows where to hang his or her work.   
  2. Next I got my handy husband to contribute a board scrap from his collection in the garage.  Fortunately, this one was already painted.  After we decided the right height that would allow our kids to hang their art themselves, he drilled pilot holes in the board about 12” apart.  Then he screwed the board to the wall with the extra long drywall screws. (My husband has serious skills with the power drill, so I leave that part to him.)
  3. Next he screwed the disassembled clothespin halves into the board with 1” screws, covering the long drywall screw head already placed in the board.
  4. After I reassembled the clothespins with the metal springs and other wooden halves on the board, the kids proudly hung up their recent artwork.
  5. Turns out, these art displays look great in any room! Have fun creating!  For an additional idea of using chalkboard paint, check out the ideas HERE.


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