Sunday, June 4, 2017

How to Make a Display Hanger for Kid's Art

School may be out for the summer, but kids have art to display all year. I like to give each of my granddaughters their own space for displaying their creations. These personalized display hangers are just the ticket.

Tools:

Supplies for one display hanger:

Let's get started!!

  1. From the scrap board, use the table saw to cut a 2½" x 5¾" piece for each display hanger that you're going to make.
  2. Sand any rough areas with the Delta sander, starting with 150 grit sandpaper and ending with 220 grit.
  3. Wipe the boards free of sawdust. Disassemble the clothes pins. 
  4. Paint both the boards and the clothes pins with FolkArt Ultra Dye. This comes in gorgeously vibrant colors, but still allows the wood grain to show. Finish with a coat of Ultra Dye Varnish.
  5. When the paint is dry, reassemble the clothes pins and attach to the base board with E6000 adhesive.
  6. If desired, you can personalize the art display hanger. I cut my titles from vinyl.
Now you're ready to display the work of the future Jackson Pollock's.

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