So, with 2 kids, I have art work coming out my ears!! Not only is my 8 year old doing the usual school art class, but he also does an after school art class that generates lots of nice, frame-worthy art! I decided I needed a place to put it all! Also, I wanted to be able to change out all of the art work as both boys bring home different masterpieces over the years.
I was able to get 3 frames from the school art fair that are matted and easy to change out on the back. I also got 4 ready made frames from Hobby Lobby. For an extra $2 a frame, they screwed the canvas art work in place, which I can simply change out with a screwdriver. I also got a couple of shadow boxes and had a couple of extra frames that I added fabric to and mini clothespins to attach the art work. (I cut the fabric to fit the glass or backing and used spray adhesive to attach the fabric. I painted the mini clothespins to match the fabric and glued them to the fabric using E6000 glue.) I used all black frames for some continuity. I also got and painted 3 wooden letters from Hobby Lobby to spell out "A-R-T". Then, I had to lay it all out and figure out what art would go where. My hubby hung it all on the wall and here is how it turned out. I am in LOVE with it!