17 Aug Kids art display: Mini Chalkboards
When we moved into our new house in Nashville a year ago, I knew I wanted a more permanent spot for my kid’s artwork. In the past I had it up on the fridge, or tacked on a cork board. That was fine, but it didn’t really feel “displayed”. I loved some of the ideas I found on Pinterest, but a lot of them required switching artwork in and out of frames. I liked the idea of showcasing the “art of the moment”, and being able to switch it out easily.
Enter, the mini chalkboards.
I found these at Target, but I’ve seen them at craft stores as well. They were about $10 a piece, so not very expensive. They are also magnetized which makes them perfect for changing out artwork. I decided that I wanted mine personalized, so I purchased a chalkboard marker and wrote my kid’s names at the top.
A note about hand lettering: You do NOT have to be an expert to make something that looks great. All you need is a little patience and Pinterest. If you do a search on “chalkboard lettering” you can find so many different examples of hand lettering. You can use those as an model for writing your name(s), remembering that they don’t have to be perfect (mine are not!). And the best thing about chalkboards are that you can always erase if you make a mistake. Or, if you are really struggling, ask a friend who has good handwriting to help you out.
The end result is a nice, neat display that showcases the art that the kids are so proud of. Win win!