So you know I lack some serious cooking skills in the kitchen. I am also not ashamed to admit that my crafty “do-it-yourself-kind-of-projects” are also very few and far between. I may love browsing Pinterest and reading blogs that have some ah-mazing ideas, but for me trying to put them into action? Not so much.
However, I am a former elementary school teacher so I am pretty creative when it comes to some of those things and I do have a few good ideas up my sleeve.
Well, moving into our new home we were fortunate enough to have a room dedicated solely for the kids. They have a playroom which they call their own. It’s pretty much a dream come true because our basement in our last house served as the kids “playroom” as did my living room, family room and the rest of the house they could find a space for their stuff. So you can just imagine what a luxury it is to give them their own space and at the same time, MY space is not cluttered with their 5,000 toys.
Having said that, I was recently inspired to hang some of their art work that they can proudly display. Now that they have their own room, it makes sense to decorate it as such and because I NEVER want to experience the Epic Parent Fail again, this will help. I took the idea from what I used to do many years ago in my elementary school classroom…
Ready for the easiest DIY idea for under 15 bucks that even I can handle?
I went to Home Goods and found these cute sports themed plaques that have a knob on the front (they were 3 for $12).
I tied some twine (picked it up at Michaels for less than $2) on each end and hung the plaques up on opposite walls, allowing the artwork to hang in midair (opposed to directly against the wall). I purchased 20 clothespins at the Dollar Store for $1 and once I hung the projects on the twine, it created an instant fun and organized look to display my kids work.
Now my kids can’t wait to come home and change out some of the artwork. They pick and choose their favorites and it gives this Theta Mom® somewhere to store their projects other than the front of the fridge.
Finding a solution to the mounds of artwork and projects that come home daily and not having to sneak past the garbage can to dump out their work?
Oh yes, everybody’s happy now.