Inexpensive Children's Wall Art

12:30 AM Posted by Piera Jolly

I don't know about you, but it is hard to find great children's wall art that won't cost you an arm and a leg. I mean they grow so fast and go through so many likes, dislikes, and stages that it would be difficult and expensive to keep up with the new trend. For my son's nursery, I bought vintage magazine car ads from Ebay for $3. For $3 I got 12 car ads. I framed them in very cheap frames from Old Time Pottery. They were a few bucks a piece. You could use children's story books, magazines, calendars, etc and cut out the pages you like, frame, and hang on the wall. I also recently read in a magazine about a mom who cut out the front of cereal boxes, framed them, and hung them in her child's playroom. I thought that was a pretty cool idea.

I also took a small picture I had that I did not like. I painted and distressed the frame. The canvas I painted using chalkboard paint. If you don't have a picture you don't like, check out garage sales for some bad artwork. Trust me they are everywhere. You can find stuff for cents or a couple of bucks. Then, you can turn it into what you want. I have made corkboards like this too.


  1. Carrie said...

    sounds like you got a great deal!
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  2. Christine said...

    very clever, I like the car ads. When my daughters were young I hung on their walls antique doll chairs, with my old dolls and animal in them, and also bought wooden hangers and hung some of my baby wardrobe up. It was easy and supercute!

  3. Pamela said...

    How cool is that? Great ideas, I'll have to tell my step daughter.

  4. Lyla said...

    Very cool!

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  5. Mindy said...

    Cute pictures! What a good idea.

  6. Felicia said...

    You sould use some of this stuff for your make something monday! You are talented!