DIY – Kids Art Display Gallery

This is one of my favorite pieces Chad has put together for our family. We have a stainless steel fridge and only 1 side that a magnet will stick to.  Limited on space for showing off the kids achievements and special papers.  I am not sure where I saw this idea. Been about 9 months ago. If it was your blog or you know who’s -I would love to give credit for the idea.

My husband simply cut a piece of wood the area of the wall we wanted to use. He routed the corners, sanded and then spray painted it maroon for me.

We got a box of clips from our local office supply store –ACCO Magnetic Steel Clip, 2.25 Inch Square, 1.13 Inch Capacity, Chrome, Box of 12 (A7072133) also can be found on amazon at that link as well. We had a fairly big area to cover we bought 2 boxes with 3 in each box.

If you do not own a bottle of this amazing glue – E6000 Multi-Purpose Adhesive-3.7 Ounce you are missing out. It is my GO TO glue for sooo many projects. Using the E6000 we glued on the metal magnetic clips to the wood. Just glued the magnet right on the wood. It took a bit of time to dry. But they are stuck for life now on that wood.

Measure out a bit of space between each clip so you can display your kiddlets projects. If you have younger ones in your home you never know what shape or size project they will be bringing home to display.  I love my daughters little crab. This would have been a hard project to display on a fridge so it displays perfectly on our art gallery area.

On the back of the wood Chad screwed on 2 hangers for pictures. Found at your local home improvement store. One on each end. Then hung it on our wall.

I love how it turned out. It is near the main hall way where visitors walk thru to come into our home. So they get to admire their hard work too!

Very simple project and the kids are always swapping out their work. I have 2 kiddlets, so each get 3 (keeps down on the fighting too) So if your kiddlets are like mine– keep that in mind– you may want even amount of clips per kid. 🙂



12 Responses to DIY – Kids Art Display Gallery
  1. Mary Ellen
    May 29, 2011 | 1:19 pm

    This is such a wonderful idea! I can see it for lots of applications…. even though my “kidlets” are 23, 20 and 14!

  2. Jo
    May 31, 2011 | 1:13 pm

    We made one of these and hung it just today! Mine is a little different but same concept. Looks great!

    Jo @ SmileMonsters

  3. Ginger
    June 1, 2011 | 7:25 pm

    Love this! Love having a place for the kids to hang all of their creations. 🙂 (Came over from Sugar Bee Crafts) New follower. 🙂

    Just started my own link up party over at

    Would love to have you link up. A giveaway is involved. 🙂


  4. Sarah Howk
    June 3, 2011 | 12:34 pm

    I’ve come across a similar idea using paint sticks (free) and clothes pins. A little bit of paint and I tied a rope to the paint stick and a very similar idea- but different! For one of mine that I did I glued two paint sticks together.

  5. jessica
    June 4, 2011 | 12:11 am

    this just went onto my to do list for tomorrow!! I’m going to get my fridge doors back!!! thank u!

  6. Living So Abundantly
    June 6, 2011 | 10:53 am

    Clever! It makes children feel SO special when their parents hang up their artwork/good papers. As a teacher, I see my students GLOW when they come back to school and tell me that their work was hung up at home. What an encouraging mom!

  7. Megan
    June 7, 2011 | 1:01 pm

    LOVE this idea!


  8. Taunnie
    June 10, 2011 | 12:13 am

    I love this idea. You and your kids did an amazing job.

  9. Laura
    June 10, 2011 | 2:47 pm

    I love the look of this more modern than using clothes pins! Please stop by and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party!

  10. Celeste
    June 13, 2011 | 10:33 pm

    oh wow such a wonderful idea… thank you for sharing

  11. CrafterBerly
    June 14, 2011 | 12:44 pm

    I was going to build something like this with wooden clothespins but I like these clips much better.

  12. karen
    June 15, 2011 | 5:25 pm

    I would love it if you shared this @ WorkShop Wednesday

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