This craft wall has been on the to-do list for quite some time. I found inspiration on Pinterest and with the help of my super handy hubby, we put this art and craft center together fairly quickly and at a minimal cost, thanks to Ikea and my hubby’s skills. K just loves creating art in all sorts of different mediums, as well as making crafts. With another little one on the way, we wanted to ensure that he had a good, safe space to do this. I love the idea of combining different areas – chalkboard, painting and craft table – so he can work on whatever he wants at that specific time. It’s also been a big hit so far when he has any friends over as there’s enough room and space for more than one child to work. Here’s how we created our own DIY Art and Craft Center for Kids
We started by picking up a small can of chalkboard paint. My hubby took this job on and painted the wall. He added in a surprise decal on the side by just taping off a design with painter’s tape.
Craft Paper Holder
This simple, inexpensive craft paper holder is from Ikea. We picked up a pack of the inexpensive art craft paper from Ikea as well.
My talented hubby made this great solid wood bench table, which we affixed to the craft wall so it looks like a floating table. Right now, we’re using one of the Ikea Kritter chairs. It can easily fit two chairs here.
Magnetic Art Centre
We picked up one of the magnetic knife holders from Ikea and then used some leftover tea tins I had been saving. Each tin is filled with something different – crayons, chalk, markers, paintbrushes – and it’s a great, easy and fun way to store materials.
Again, thank you Ikea and all the brilliant Ikea hacks you can find online. These wooden Bekvam spice racks are great for re-purposing into so many different things. We use a couple of them for displaying books in the playroom, and they also work perfectly to hold the paint jars.
Art Display Rod
I saw this idea first on Apartment Therapy and thought it was brilliant. Since space is minimal in our home, I thought adding it to the craft wall would be a great idea. It’s actually meant to be used as a curtain rod, but I love the idea of using it to display art. It also serves well to hang up art when it needs to dry. We use a lot of watercolours in our home, so once they are somewhat dry (no longer running off the page), we hang them up to dry. We rotate what’s on display as well with different crafts K has made.
I hope you enjoy viewing our craft wall as much as we’ve enjoyed creating it and using it!