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Simple & Effective Art Work Hanger

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Displaying art work is a staple for any art educator.  I've always been bothered when I hang art and I put holes in children's work whether its small holes from staples or pins.  It just makes me crazy.  Then the idea hit me to use clothing pins with thumb tacks glued to the back.  Making it movable for the size of the art work, minimal coverage over the art and best of all, no holes!

This instuctable will show you the how to and the results of this art work saver!
 
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Step 1: Materials Needed

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Wooden Clothespins
Thumb Tacks
Spray Paint Color of your choice
Hot Glue Gun & Glue
Glitter (optional)

Step 2: Spray Paint

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Leaving the clothing pens on the cardboard holder they come with, spray paint the top of the wooden pens.  You will need to give it a couple of coats.  Let it dry then spray again.

Once one side is complete and dry flip it over and repeat on the other side.

Step 3: Bling It!

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Now, if you want some bling to your clips, when you spay the second side, spay it heavily on the clothing pens.  Then, take glitter and sprinkle it onto the wet spray paint. 

Our school colors are red and blue, so I decided this set would get the school color bling.

To ensure they stick, you can then put a clear coat of spray paint on the top once the paint and glitter dry.

Step 4: Tack It On

Once everything is drry and you are happy with your paint coat you can put on your tack.  Now, because I get a little impatient, you will notice my back black coat is not the best., however since it's going be facing the wall, I decided it would be ok.

Put a dot of hot glue on the clothing pen, then set the tack on.

Once the tack is secure you can ad a little more hot glue around the outside to ensure it stays in place.
jessyho8620139 months ago
nice idea there poofrabbit
poofrabbit (author)  jessyho8620139 months ago
Thanks, I know it's so super simple but sometimes we need the super simple to help us out in life! :)
i know right
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