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Weekend DIY: Hanging My Daughter’s Art

Mrs. Ana White, your plans are certainly growing on me! For this particular project, I was inspired by your Easy Clip Art Rails. Because I live in an apartment, permanently attaching rails to the walls could either cost me or be the bain of my existence so I created a variation on Easy clip Art Rails.

Working with tiny clothes hanger clips and a glue gun, I made this with my little one.


I hot glued the pins to the walls, then created Jordan’s Art Gallery.

The best part is she can change her artwork whenever she feels like it and I don’t have to worry about nails, tape, or anything else that will work my nerve.

Thank you Ana.

Here are some other ideas for hanging your child’s art on the walls!



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Weekend DIY: Trundle-like storage made with Cardboard boxes


Our  trundle-like storage solution is a very temporary solution to a very real problem, uh, storage.

We live in a one-bedroom apartment and our 4 year-old sleeps in our bedroom. Our closet somehow fits all of our things, with the exception of those things that mini me needs to reach on a daily basis.

Solution – put it under her bed.

Because I am in the process of using one of Ana White’s plans to build a loft bed, I don’t want to buy any storage bins or dressers until the loft bed is built. I think the final project will tell me how and where everything else will need to go.

I pulled apart some boxes, taped them together, and used modpodge to adhere fabric and buttons.


Here are some other under-the-bed storage and organization ideas!