A picture frame in my living room broke today. I have long wanted to have a space to hang a few recent layouts and this seemed like the perfect opportunity not to fix the frame and to fill it with my own art instead! So, I made this quick and easy little "gallery wall."
I just used what I had on hand and it took not time at all! (Although when I was hammering, a big stack of books from the shelf above did come crashing down onto my head. Ouch!)
I used armature wire to create a long rod with a loop on each end and in the middle. Armature wire is aluminum wire that doll makers use to create a skeleton. It's easy to bend, light weight, and inexpensive. I use it for making jewelry displays, like the stand these earrings are on:
After I created my rod (and by the way, you can cut armature wire very easily with wire snips or my favorite tool: Joyce Chen scissors), I made pencil marks on the wall where the three loops were. Then I hammered finishing nails into the wall. I then placed my rod onto the nails. To hang my layouts, I used extra clips from my Clip It Up!
It was so easy and now I can have a revolving gallery of my work! Yay! I think I can also hang some smaller, light weight art quilts in the mix. This is the kind of thing that makes me inappropriately happy!
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