A SIMPLE WAY TO DISPLAY YOUR MEMORIES

3 years ago we went to Disneyland with one of my sister and her family. It was our first time and, although the kids were small (3 and 5) we all loved it! It was magical and we made some amazing memories that year.

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Of course, we took loads of photos and when we came back we made sure to print loads of them. The kids picked their own photos and they wanted to display them in their room. I wanted something simple and that would allow us to change the photos as often as we wanted. A simple garland with some colorful beads was the perfect solution.

You only need some string and some beads. Cut the string to your desired length. Make a knot close to the end. Insert a bead until it is secured over the knot, this will keep the bead in place. You may need to make a double knot depending on the width of your string and on the width of the beads. The idea is that the beads don’t move.

Display your memories on a garland - OrganisingChaosBlogOnce you have fed as many beads as you want, secure it to the wall with some washi-tape and hang your photos with tiny pegs.
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If you are looking to display more memories than just photos (like cinema stubs, kids drawings…) you could just not secure the beads with knots so you can adjust the width as needed.
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Simple and pretty, don’t you think?

Chaotic Itzi OrganisingchaosBlog

HOW TO DISPLAY YOUR KIDS ART IN AN ORGANIZED FASHION – A MAGNETIC BOARD

My kids, like most kids, love drawing, coloring, cutting, gluing and painting. It is one of their favorite things to do around the house. Especially Big Monkey. He loves drawing and we are always encouraging him to display his art for everyone to appreciate. It also boosts his confidence and it has helped him get out of his shell a little bit, which is lovely.

I wanted for each of the kids to have a board in their rooms to display not only their art, but also to keep their birthday invitations, their school awards and all their other bits and pieces. The difficulty was trying to find the right board for them. There were many things to consider : their personality, their needs…Display your kids art in an organised fashion @ OrganisingChaosBlogThe board had to be able to hold drawings A4 size at least so a handmade one would not be much help. A cork notice board was also ruled out as I wanted to avoid drawing pins in their bedrooms – the idea of something sharp in their room and they walking around barefooted… a big no, no!! I also considered a white board but I was nervous that the drawing would not be restricted to the board and that it would extend around the wall. Another no.

In the end I decided to go with a magnetic board. Magnets are safe enough right? I didn’t want a boring one, or a random one. I wanted one that would suit their bedrooms, fit into their color scheme and that would grow with them.

HOW TO DISPLAY YOUR KIDS ART –  A MAGNETIC BOARD

I knew exactly what I wanted so I went out out and bought a simple white magnetic board and some dc fix and got to work.Display your kids art in an organised fashion @ OrganisingChaosBlogMeasure the back of your board and cut the dc fix to that size – it will be a slightly bigger than the front which will give you some room to play with.Display your kids art in an organised fashion @ OrganisingChaosBlogPeel the back of the dc fix on one side and center it on one side of the board. Keep peeling and sticking, small areas at a time. Make sure to flatten the paper with your fingers as you are sticking the paper to make sure that there are no air bubbles left on it. I knew exactly what I wanted so I went out out and bought a simple white magnetic board and some dc fix and got to work.When you have all the whiteboard covered, get something sharp (I used a knife) and press the paper well towards the frame making sure that the dc fix gets right in the corners. Then just cut the excess and your board is ready.

I added a bit of string with some pretty pegs so the kids would be able to hang more bits and pieces and I placed the boards by their desks in their rooms.  I hope that being able to display their art encourages their creativity. I really do.I knew exactly what I wanted so I went out out and bought a simple white magnetic board and some dc fix and got to work.

Chaotic Itzi