I LOVE LOVE LOVE the school projects and artwork the kids have brought home at the end of the school year....BUT what do I do with all of it???
Oh, wait, I have an idea! You can do it too. Let's make a laminated wall decor piece with binder rings and ribbon. SUPER EASY and classy-classy!!!
It's a great way to preserve memories, document the school year, and showcase your child's beautiful art.
Look at the picture. I hung my daughter's piece right next to her desk. She said she likes it! (I do too... and you know I will hold it close to my heart for many years to come. And who knows? It may show up at a graduation party in the future!)
Here is what I used:
- My kids artwork and I made a little name plate at the top with pen and construction paper ( I even wrote a message...I am so proud of you , I LOVE you. xox MOM). Get creative...add pictures, writings, etc.
- Scrapbook paper in patterns for the backside (optional)...or that perfect spelling test with the GOLD STAR...OOooo!
- Office supply binder rings ( $6.99 for a whole huge thingy of them at Office Max.)
- Hole punch
- A yard of satin ribbon
- Laminator (I went to Fedex Kinkos and laminated each piece (I paid around $12 for all).
Okay..are you ready? Let's get Frosty:
- Arrange the artwork in a vertical fashion...small at the top and larger at the bottom.
- Make a name piece for the header (see photo).
- Have the pieces laminated and trim them with scissors so that they are uniform on all sides.
- Measure 2" from each side and 1/2" down and punch a hole. (For middle piece, both top and bottom will need to be hole punched.)
- Use the binder rings and attach the pieces together.
- Use the satin ribbon as a hanger at the top.
- Ta-da...you did it!!! Now display it with PRIDE.