It’s hard to believe that back to school time is just around the corner! I’m trying to plan ahead and get as organized as possible before school starts. My little ones bring home lots of artwork that I love to display, so I’m creating a gallery wall to show off their masterpieces. I like to use clothespins on a DIY display board because they are easy for little hands to use and they make it a cinch to change out the artwork. Keep reading to learn how to create your own faux ruler schoolwork DIY display board.
- Darice 6 Inch Jumbo Clothes Pins
- Darice Blank Wood Pallet Sign (15 x 9 Inches)
- Darice Wood Glue
- Darice Paint Brush
- DecoArt Paint in Black Tie, Canary, Lemon Zest, School Bus, and Muted Gold
- Black Permanent Marker
- Martha Stewart Adhesive Number Stencils
Step 1. Use a pencil and a ruler to mark inch and centimeter lines on each board of the pallet.
Step 2. Trace the pencil lines with a fine point black permanent marker.
Step 3. Use number stencils (I used two different fonts to vary the appearance) to mark the numbers on the faux rulers. I used adhesive stencils from Martha Stewart crafts so I could place them where I wanted them and then filled in the number with the fine point black permanent marker. I varied the numbers so it would look like multiple different rulers put together.
Step 4. Create a color wash to stain the DIY display board with. Dilute acrylic paint with water. I use about 50% paint with 50% water. The more water you add, the lighter the paint color will appear. Brush the color wash over each board so that they will have slightly different shades of yellow.
Step 6. Use the Darice Wood glue to attach the jumbo clothes pins to the board. Let it dry.
You can add photo hangers to the back of the pallet sign to hang it up. Now you have a great place to clip schoolwork, schedules, reminders, and anything else you want to display! Have fun crafting and creating for back to school!
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Morena from MorenasCorner.com is the kind of girl who would rather have paint on her fingers than get a manicure. Morena’s passion is using thrifted and inexpensive finds to craft designer inspired creations, and she enjoys creating colorful, bold pieces of home decor. The Italian-American daughter of two DIYers, she and her husband strive to pass the tradition and value of handmade to their four children.