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It has been a long couple of months for my family. After months of construction, my husband’s childhood home was renovated. We were eager and ready to move into our new home. The majority of our holidays were spent moving furniture & boxes and unpacking. It was a lot of work, but it was so exciting to watch it all come together. There was none more excited than our daughter. She was ecstatic.
She has a lovely new bedroom & most excitingly, a playroom of her very own. Since my daughter loves arts & crafts, I just had to make a craft corner for her & if we are being honest, for me too.
I have always wanted a display area in our house to showcase my daughter’s artwork. Mai loves showing off her most recent drawings or crafts & would often hang them on the refrigerator or tape them to the walls.
We have an abundance of cardboard boxes (obviously) & I wanted to put them to good use.
Cardboard Art Display
I drew out & cut the letters to spell the word create.
I used several different craft materials to decorate each letter. For the C, I covered it in pom poms using a glue gun. The R was made with school glue & glitter, the E was covered in buttons. The A was made with swirls of yarn, the T was covered in pieces of tissue paper & for the E, I just used paint. After each letter dried, I glued a strand of yarn around the edge.
Since we have new freshly painted walls, I hate to mar them up with nails or hooks. I am a huge fan of using 3M Command strips for displaying wall hangings & our family photos.
I hung our letters high up on the wall.
I cut another piece of cardboard into the shape of an artist’s palette & painted it white. When the white dried, I added splats of different colored paint around the edges. I lined the palette with yarn too.
I cut two paint brush sticks out of cardboard & painted them. Foam sheets were used to form the paint dipped bristles.
Clothespins were glued around the outside of the palette in between each color splat.
The palette was mounted under the letters using 3M strips again.
Mai picked out her favorite artwork & asked me to hang them on her new display board.
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