Thursday, July 7, 2011

Guest Blogger - Sweet Peas & Bumblebees - Pottery Barn Kids' Artwork Clothesline


Hi Someday Crafts readers!

I am thrilled to be unveiling my latest craft project here at Someday Crafts! I love Michelle’s blog and am constantly checking out her newest finds. Thanks to Michelle, I have quite the collection of pins on Pinterest! (:

I’m Briana from the blog Sweet Peas & Bumblebees. My twin sister and I LOVE to blog about all things crafty and thoroughly enjoy spending our time creating! We even have a linky party on Wednesdays where you can show off your craftiness! We totally love seeing everything you all come up with and would love if you would join us!

Now for my tutorial…

Kid’s Artwork Clothesline {Pottery Barn Knock Off}

My kids love to create their own masterpieces, but I have yet to find a great spot to show off their latest art. Before, my fridge was covered in their creations and they ended up getting lost underneath magnets and dentist reminders. I wanted to be able to show them off like the proud Mom I am!


When I saw these super cute artwork displays at Pottery Barn Kids, I knew they would be perfect! The only problem?!? My hubby would never agree to me spending $39….each….$78 total. Yikes!

I knew I could make an amazing art display for just a fraction of that. In fact, by using supplies that I already, I only spent about $4 per artwork display! Love it!

Here are the supplies that I had to purchase:

Picture Wire

I debated on what to use for my actual clothesline. I eventually settled on picture wire. It’s easy to use and very inexpensive. This 25 feet roll was only $2.99!


Wooden Cutouts

I found these already painted wooden cutouts at Wal-Mart for $1 each. Score!

Additional supplies needed:

Rhinestones *optional*

2 Screws



Once you have all of your supplies, it’s time to start hanging up your clothesline!


Using a measuring tape, start marking the wall with pencil where you would like your screws to go. {I measured 35” down from the ceiling and made a mark.} Make sure your screws are level to each other!

{I used screws to anchor my clothesline because we seem to have an overabundance of them at our house! Nails would work great too!}


Now string a piece of picture wire between your two screws. Another benefit of using picture wire…all you have to do is twist it around itself and it stays! I didn’t leave a lot of slack because I didn’t want it to droop a lot once the weight of the artwork was pulling on the wire.

Add a little dot of hot glue to the top of your screw and attach your wooden cutout. {Don’t worry about it never coming off…it will come off with some tugging when the time comes.}


To dress up your clothespins, pick out some matching scrapbook paper and trace the top of the clothespin onto the back of your scrapbook paper. Cut out your strip of paper and Mod Podge it to the front. Let them dry several hours before you try to use them.


Using my Cricut along with my Sure Cuts A Lot 2 software, I cut out my vinyl quote. Using this incredibly easy software, I was able to use several of my favorite fonts: Digs My Heart, Grace, and His Name Is Honey.


Now it’s time for the fun part…hanging up your little one’s art!


And if you have a little guy in your life, here is the boy version!


Thanks for letting me share my tutorial today!

Come visit me at Sweet Peas & Bumblebees to see some of our other great tutorials like these:





THANKS, Briana. I love easy knock-offs and this was certainly an easy, cute idea. I have the same situation with artwork EVERYWHERE. I need to get the picture wire out and hang some pictures! I lover your subway art flower pot! Looks like we all need to be hanging out at Sweet Peas & Bumblebees!


  1. That is adorable! I especially love the sweet quote for both a boy and girl above the artwork-too cute!! I've been wanting to do something simple for artwork that wouldn't take up a lot of space (in our small home) and this would be perfect-thanks for sharing!

  2. I LOVE IT!!! Heading over to say hello NOW! :)

  3. Ooooh. Those brownies look amazing! This is my first time visiting! Great stuff! I love your artwork display idea!


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