This week, we’re going to see how to hang a whole bunch of art for less than five dollars in about 10 minutes using zero wall space. Am I a magician from the future that I can accomplish such miracles? Possibly – but if I told you for sure, I’d have to turn you into a rabbit.
Meanwhile, let’s talk about doors like these:
These happen to be the pantry doors in my kitchen, but they could just as easily be the closet doors in your bedroom, especially if you broke into my kitchen, stole the doors, and then installed them wherever you sleep. But please don’t do that. Instead, track down some little Velcro tabs like these:
(Yours don’t have to be mini, but they can be. )
NOW. On my doors, I am about to display a bunch of ATCs, or Artist Trading Cards, which are pretty small at 2.5″ x 3.5″. If you collect ATCs or ACEOs, this is a great way to display them, but you could just as easily display postcards, 4x4s, 5x7s, etc.
The steps for this are stupid simple. Ready?
- The velcro pack will contain the fantastic combo of “A” dots (the sticky side) and “B” dots (the fuzzy side). Stick either side to your door OR your art.
- Make the combo! In other words, put the fuzzy dot onto the stick dot or the sticky dot onto the fuzzy dot. The adhesive on the back of the dot will stick to your finger a little; just remove your finger carefully.
- Now stick the art to the door.
Here I’ve created a grouping of food-themed ATCs. I used the remaining three panels for three other little collections.
I think you can see from this shot that the spacing isn’t perfect – but honestly, it doesn’t have to be. Put it all together, add some 4x4s at the top, and whammo!
Your doors don’t have to look just like this, by the way. You can do this with a plain door, too. If you want to create “frames,” you can use rulers, thin dowel rods (which are easy to trim since they can be cut with scissors and sanded), or thin molding.
Submit pics of your door decoration project, and we might feature YOUR doors on the site!