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Washi Tape Clothespins to Display Kids’ Art

by | DIY, Kids

 

Happy Friday!  I’m guest posting over at Southern Lovely today as part of Lindsay’s “What I Know” series, talking a bit about how I think in 3s to make up a meal.  Take a minute and go check it out!

This month’s theme for the Pinspired and Rewired Challenge was to use Washi Tape.  Now, to be honest, I think washi tape is fun and cute, but I wasn’t sure how I was going to incorporate it into my house without having it look like I taped tape onto something.  Somehow, slapping colorful pieces of tape on things around the house just didn’t excite me as much as it seems to excite a lot of other people.  But that’s just me.  If washi tape floats your boat, go for it!  It’s awesomely cute and can add just the right oomph to something plain.  Which, in the end, is what I did with my Washi Tape Clothespins!

 

Washi Tape Clothespins | One Dog Woof | #washitape

I took a quick look on Pinterest, and got inspired by Cheryl’s washi tape clothespin magnets.  We don’t have a magnetic fridge, so we are short on magnet space, but clothespins always come in handy.  And what do you know, I have a pile of J’s “artwork” gathering dust by the back door, just waiting for a loving mommy to come and acknowledge the genius already!

Washi Tape Clothespins | One Dog Woof | #washitape

So, I have a handful of clothespins, an armful of paper scribbles a collection of priceless works, and some washi tape from Target.  As an added patriotic gesture, I only picked the red and blue washi tape so my display can commemorate Memorial’s Day, July 4th (because yes, it’s going to stay up for a while), and possibly even Labor Day.

Cutting the tape in half lengthwise fit the clothespins perfectly, and then I just hung up J’s art using some baker’s twine and the hooks that were already on the wall from my Library Card Advent Calendar.

 

Speaking of art, how do you display your childrens’ creations?  Do you keep them at all?  Swap them out of frames?  Take digital photographs and create a catalog of artwork to rival the collection at the Met?  I’d love to know your thoughts and techniques, because I have a feeling I will be needing some sort of coping mechanism for a long time to come!

19 Comments

  1. Sara

    These are wonderful, mostly because they are red and turquoise!! My blog is all about those colors!! Love ’em!

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  2. Ginger

    So cute!!! 🙂 Thank you so much for linking up to Pinspired & Rewired. 🙂

    Ginger

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  3. Maria

    Aww what a cute way to decorate boring old clothespins! Especially to hang up artwork. I love it!

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  4. storypiece

    Very cute idea! I made these last Christmas with craft paper and Modge Podge… can’t wait to try it with Washi Tape.

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  5. Kristi

    Hey! I found your blog through Southern Lovely. I really enjoyed your post there. And this is a great idea, too.

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  6. Southern Traditions Boutique

    Super idea! I love the patriotic theme going on! Thanks for sharing.
    Stopping in from TT&J
    Blessings!
    Torri

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  7. twelve-O-eight

    I have a ton of clothespins and am really liking this for displaying my kid’s artwork! Your new reader, Tanya 🙂

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  8. Chelsea @ two twenty one

    What a cute idea! I don’t have kiddos, but I plan on keeping as much of their art as possible. My mom saved only a handful of my master pieces, and I wish she had saved more. Jessica at Stay At Home-ista blogged about how she’s storing her kiddos’ artwork the other day.

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  9. Angela

    This is so neat! I’ve never done a project with Washi Tape but would love to try this!
    ~Angela

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  10. Army Girl

    I’ve kept all my childs art work. One thing I wish I would have done was take a picture of her with the artwork when she brought it home.
    I plan on taking pictures and making a mini scrapbook with them.

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  11. Buffy

    Hello! I love the cloths pins so much that I made some too! Now about the children’s artwork…My Mom saved artwork in large shirt boxes. I am in my 50’s and Mom had boxes for each of us kids, much to our delight or embarrassment! She had these in her closet to the back and saved them all these years!! I thought it was pretty Cool!! Mom is gone but those pics I think are still very neat!

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    • ChiWei

      That’s a great idea to have a box for each child, and you don’t have to save too much, just a box. Thanks for the idea!

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  12. Buffy

    Hi, I LOVE these cloths pins and am going to make some of my own! My Mom had saved artwork from all of us kids and cards, awards… But when she passed away, we each got a treasure trove of all the neat things and report cards too! She had them all in a nice box from a store from years ago. It was so exciting to me that she had saved them! Other people were not so excited and didn’t appreciate Mom’s careful saving of all these works of Art. Too bad they missed the moment 😉
    Thanks for sharing the ideas!! YOU are Awesome!

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