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Now that the school year is in full swing, your kids are likely bringing home their art projects. Most often, these items clutter the refrigerator until they are replaced with new creations.

We have a project that will keep your kids’ school projects on display and organized at the same time. Help them build their very own personalized school art hangers in a few simple steps.

Supplies:

  • Scrap wood approximately 36 inches long (we used a 1x4)
  • Paint and brushes
  • Wooden clothes pins
  • Vinyl alphabet stickers or metallic paint pen/marker
  • Two small eye hooks
  • Ribbon
  • Wood glue or hot glue gun with sticks
  • Drill with small drill bit, if needed
  • Ruler/tape measure
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Instructions:

  1. Paint the wood and clothes pins as desired, leaving one side unpainted. Let dry.
  2. Once paint is completely dry, mark a point ½ inch from corners on one long edge. If needed, use a drill to start tiny holes to screw in the eye hooks. This will now be the top edge.
  3. Use the vinyl letters or metallic pen to personalize the front (painted side) of board — keep lettering centered, close to top edge of board.
  4. Measure and mark along bottom edge where you would like to attach clothes pins. Glue in place, painted side up; aligning the spring channel to bottom of board. — Adults: If using wood glue, you may need to tape or clamp the clothes pins until the glue hardens. If using hot glue, be VERY CAREFUL not to touch glue or tip of gun.
  5. Measure and cut ribbon 4 to 5 feet long (48 to 60 inches).
  6. Insert ends of ribbon through eye hooks and tie securely. Trim any excess ribbon.

Find a place of honor for your new school art hangers, clip projects to clothes pins and display them for the whole family to appreciate.

The complete, step-by-step photos for this and all our craft projects are on our Pinterest page. Follow us at https://www.pinterest.com/upstateparentsc/ for parenting tips, new products, recipes and much more.

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