Sarah Gunn: Wall Candy


DIY Art For Kids

easy {and free} number art display

My neighbour was in his garage this spring organizing some items to donate when I saw this:

She was in need of a little TLC, the frame had some slight damage and the canvas was dented in one spot but I knew I could do something so I asked to take her home. My husband just loves when I do this and then store items without any idea how or when I will DIY them. 

Several months later, I needed ideas for a segment about art for children's rooms. I found these adorable free {!} number printables online on a site called The Handmade Home:

I thought I would use this painting as the background for these mini pieces of art.

The first step was to prime the entire thing. I have to admit, I was a little sad to see her go.

I then added a couple of coats of white paint to the frame and three coats of this soft orange on the canvas:

I printed the numbers on heavy cardstock. I ordered them online from Staples. Then I tacked each one in place. I am really happy with how it turned out....a simple sweet piece for a young child's room:


Quite the transformation, don't you think? You can find more creative art ideas for kids' rooms here