Organization projects are in full swing at our house. Every year about this time we work hard to put our house in order and tidy up a bit. This year I really wanted to try some fun new ways to organize and display “kid art”. I combined a few pinterest inspired ideas and came up with these fun frames. I will say that spray paint in January was tricky, the girls wore my old sweatshirts, mittens and hats and worked quick then ran in to warm up and sprayed some more! I think for future projects I would wait until spring or use acrylic paint and glitter glue!
Frames (take the glass and backing out) we had a couple we haven’t used in a long time and I got a couple in the clearance section at hobby lobby.
Spray Paint: we picked several bright colors as well as some glitter just for fun!
Hot Glue Gun
Binder Clips: I used this kind of clip because that is what I had. I think you could really use anything that pinches shut and holds paper securely.
Cover your work area. I couldn’t find our tarps so I used old sheets and newspaper.
Step 2: Lay your frames on the covered area and spray the first coat on. It works better if you really shake the can a lot before you open it and if you are close to the frame when you spray it.
Repeat this step as many times as it takes to get your frame as covered and as smooth as you want it. Then let your frame dry completely (ours took about 2 hours to be completely dry-again I think the cold temperatures really affected that).
Step 3: Once your frame is dry, shake the glitter spray well and then spray it all over the painted frame. We found this to be a bit tricky. It takes a while to come out and when it does it foams white first and then a huge burst of glitter comes out, be patient and work with it to get the covering you are looking for. Let this dry completely. Ours took another good hour.
Step 4: Hot glue the binder clip to the center of one side of the frame. Don’t forget to position it so that it is even with the edge so the picture can hang straight down.
Step 5: Once the glue is dry, ours dried really fast (5 minutes or so), secure your favorite piece of “kid art” in the clip and display the frame somewhere fun. We put ours around a ledge we have in our play room.