Sunday, January 19, 2014

Magnetic Children's Art Display

I have recently sacrificed my craft room and converted it into a playroom for Benjamin. Ben loves to colour already and I wanted to find a fun way to display his art that would be quick and easy to change out with each new masterpiece.

I looked all over pinterest and found many different ideas, but wasn't a huge fan of any of them until I saw this one for DIY Magnetic Frame Gallery. This is my take on it. You can even see Ben's very first piece of artwork on it!
This project was super easy. I picked out frames that I liked that were bigger than an 8.5x11" piece of paper so that his art would have a border to it between it and the frame. I am lucky enough to have a plumber for a dad, so I had him cut me some galvanized steel sheet metal just smaller than the frame so it wouldn't have any sharp edges. Then I bought some fabric I liked (in this case cars because his playroom is covered in them) and wrapped it around the sheet metal and stuck it all in the frame. I wanted cute fabric so the frames would still look nice when there was no art on them. Then once on the wall, changing his artwork just requires moving of a magnet!

I love the way it turned out and Ben does too, it got a "WOW" when he saw it!