Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Using Binder Clips to Create an Art Gallery

Our school room is constantly evolving depending on what we need from it at any given time. Lately its primary function has been as a catch-all for art projects.

Yesterday, I decided that we couldn't have all this artwork piled up on every flat surface any longer. Pip and I got to work with 8 nails, some kitchen twine, and a handful of small binder clips, all of which we had around the house, and we created a gallery to display her most recent pieces.

First, I placed one nail in the top of a door frame and one nail in the top of a window frame, knotted the ends of a pieces of kitchen twine, and strung it between them. Then we used binder clips to hang several pieces across that line.

Next, I placed 6 more nails in the wall below the line and above the bench, putting them roughly the same distance from each other. I hung a binder clip on each one and together we chose which pieces she wanted to display.

My intention is for this to be a rotating gallery of whatever Pip has recently created. When we stepped back to take a look at the finished product, she was proud of it, and I was happy with our return to clear surfaces.


  1. So cute!!! I need to do this at our house!

    1. It's an easy way to keep new art cycling through. You have a set number of clips, and that's what can be on the walls. :)

  2. It looks nice - and I bet the kids love seeing their artwork displayed!

  3. I love this! It's a wonderful idea!