DIY: Kids artwork frames
Wondering what to do with all the artwork your kids make at home or at kindy? Why not turn a wall in your house into a colourful gallery...
Old wooden frames of various sizes (visit your local op shop for bargain prices)
Sandpaper 180 grit
Resene testpots - we used: Resene Sports Star, Resene Bright Spark, Resene Freelance,
Resene Candy Floss, Resene Sea World and Resene Ruby Tuesday
Braided String/rope 2mm thick
Triangle hooks - Picture hanging
Wire pegs (copper coloured)
Command Adhesive Velcro picture hanging strips (enough for each frame)
1. Begin by removing the glass and backing boards from each of the frames. Use a pair of pliers to remove any metal tags used to hold the backing board and glass in place.
2. Lightly sand the frames and wipe them down with a damp cloth to remove any excess sanding dust.
3. Paint inside the edge (where the glass previously sat) of the frame, the front face and sides of the frame using a Resene testpot of paint; leaving to dry between each coat.
4. Using a screwdriver, screw the triangle hooks to the back of the frames, one on each side. Allow enough room to fit some wire pegs to hang the art.
5. Thread some string or rope through one of the triangle hooks and knot together. Stretch the string across the back of the frame and tie in a knot through the other triangle hooks.
6. Attach some Command Adhesive Velcro strips to the back of the frames and hang on your wall.
7. Clip your children's latest masterpiece into the frame using the wire peg.
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