Like probably every parent alive, I am drowning under “art” done by my children.
And, of course, once a single solitary crayon mark has been made, that paper is suddenly infinitely precious. Woe be upon the parent who is foolhardy enough to try to sneak it into the recycle bin.
Also, I cleaned up the top of the shelf, so. . .you know, that helps too.
If you want to hang your own, you’ll need:
- 12″ x 12″ cork tiles (I bought mine at JoAnn Fabric for $6.99 for four (and then used a 50% off coupon). I also looked at Michael’s, Target and Wal-mart and these were the cheapest).
- Painters tape
- A measuring tape
- A pencil
- Adhesive (they came with my cork tiles)
- Small nails
Now hang your second row (above the first row). I did exactly the same thing, except I also lined my tiles up against the bottom tile and then slid them upward to be sure they were as symmetrical as possible.
Once they are all in place, pound one small nail through each board to hold them in place (I didn’t do this and when I came home from Zumba last night, three of them had fallen down, which broke the corner off of two of them. . . I’m totally thrilled about this. Which meant I was pounding nails at 9:15 p.m. last night to get them all back up and to keep them from falling off again).
Remove your painters tape and voila! Plenty of space for all your child’s amazing artwork.
Of course, the minute I finished, Ella went and scrounged up 8 ratty pieces of paper and said “I’ve got art for all of them!”