Rockstar Masterpieces: A Childrens Art Wall Display

Happy Wednesday, Crafters! I’m excited to show off the art wall I’ve been working on to showcase my kids art. As I’m sure you know, a refrigerator fills up quickly when you have avid little artists running around, so I wanted to have a wall dedicated to displaying those cherished works of art.

Children’s Art Wall

art wall

This is the hallway that is right off my breakfast nook {remember, i’m still decorating my breakfast nook!} The rockstar pictures {also seen here} of the boys was the inspiration behind this wall. And those pictures are some of my all time favorites! It was one of those photo shoots that we didn’t plan, it just happened. And it was perfect! It was on a Sunday morning, right before church, and the boys dressed in white shirts and bow ties were trying on their new sunglasses. I snapped away and totally loved how they turned out!

So of course I had to use the cute rockstar picture of my boys for the Rockstar art wall!

Kids Art Wall Display

kids art

I had fun cutting vinyl with my Silhouette CAMEO to finish off the rockstar look for the wall. I used 3 different colors of vinyl and actually layered some of the vinyl to create a shadow for a 3D effect. {i know its hard to tell in these pictures} I liked integrating some color with the vinyl.

If you look closely, you can see the “scarecrows” my 3 year old draws. They are the cutest little drawings ever! I want to frame like all of them!

children art

My boys LOVE LOVE LOVE this art wall! Every time they finish coloring, painting, or drawing something, it goes right to the wall! My oldest is able to reach up and clip his papers to the wall himself. Which makes him so happy! Sometimes he will walk over to one of the pictures on the art wall and tell me a story about the things drawn on it. Its quite hilarious! He has quite the imagination.

To make the board with clothespins, I first spray painted the wood parts of the clothespins, then I used gorilla glue to glue wood clothespins to a board. Then Davis screwed the board into the wall.

Vinyl Discount

silhouette vinyl

Silhouette has lots of great vinyl colors and right now their adhesive vinyl is on sale for 40% off with code: CRAFT {ends 8/31/12}  For more info on a CAMEO + vinyl bundle discount, read this post.

happy crafting,

Linda

Disclosure: I received free product from Silhouette. Please see my disclosure page for a complete statement.

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Linda
Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When not crafting, I can be found chasing my 2 small {but very energetic!} boys or playing with my new baby girl. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥
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  1. 1

    Your wall is so cute! I love the rockstar pictures. I made one of those clothespin displays a few years ago, but my son broke all of the clothespins off. Now that he is older and I can trust my younger girls not to do that (who knows why boys do the stuff they do, but it never seems to occur to my girls to do stuff their brother did when he was their age) I just might have to make another. :)

  2. 2

    love this, our refrigerator is always full of “masterpieces” this is a great alternative!!!!

  3. 3

    Very cool- my girls would love this in their room

  4. 4
    Emily

    Where did you get those frames? They are adorable!

    1. 4.1

      Hi Emily,
      You can find them at Cut it out Already, Shaped Expressions, or Orange Blossom. Thanks for stopping by!
      happy crafting,
      Linda

  5. 5

    That looks great! Your boys must be thrilled to hang their creations there! I love the vinyl and how you worked around your thermostat {or alarm?} We have both our alarm and thermostat side by side sticking out like a sore thumb on one of our walls. Need to do something like this!

  6. 6

    This is awesome!! I MUST do this for my son. Where did you get the clear calendar? I have only seen whiteboard calendars and this is perfect!!

    1. 6.1

      Thanks, Baraka! The calendar is a square frame with vinyl on the back of the glass so I can use the glass surface as a dry erase calendar. I’ve used it for years and love it! The vinyl was cut with a Silhouette. Thanks for stopping by!
      happy crafting,
      Linda

  7. 7
    Tiffany Galvez

    I love all the natural light coming into your breakfast nook. I’m envious..

  8. 8
    julie

    What a great idea to have a wall just for them, very clever. Thanks for sharing, God bless

  9. 9

    Loves this! Turned out so cute. Where did you get those adorable picture frames?

  10. 10

    You should vinyl or put a real frame around your thermostat. Make it art!! But I love this art wall!

  11. 11

    I love your art wall! Such a. Great idea and so cute!
    Can you tell me where your white board calendar is from?
    Thank you!

  12. 12
    Sara

    How did you get your Silhouette to print BIG letters? I can’t seem to figure it out (or find any instructions online). I know it’s probably easy and I’m just missing something….somebody help!

    1. 12.1

      Hi Sara,
      Do you have Silhouette Studio? If so, the text tool bar should pop up on the right side and down towards the bottom is the “text size”. You can change the size there OR you can select the text box then go to a corner and when your cursor changes to an arrow, click and drag to adjust the size. You can do this on the sides to adjust only the height or only the width of the font. {don’t you love how you can change everything with Silhouette to get completely custom designs?} If this is as clear as mud, let me know! I can do a screen shot or something.
      happy crafting,
      Linda

  13. 13
    Lorrie

    Do you know about how many yards of fabric you used?