today i'm sharing a project that was featured in an article i wrote for the fall issue of the ScrapArtZine scrapbooking magazine. i had a series this year with mainly off-the-page projects of things to do and make for a children's room. projects so far have been the toddler domino game and the dreamy mobile.
this decorative rack with hooks is perfect for a hallway or for a corner in a children's room or nursery. once again, the pictures make the project pretty self-explanatory. but here is a quick how-to:
what you need:
a wooden board
torn up book pages
white chipboard elements
hooks and screws
what to do:
after glueing the book pages and the chipboard pieces to the wooden board, let them dry and then paint them with gesso. keep the gesso watery especially on the book pages so that you can still see some of the type. i then simply painted the chipboard pieces with stamp pads and added some extra stamps and rub-ons. after everything was dry, i sealed it with gel medium and attached the hooks. i used two screws and a piece of wire to create a hanger on the back.
of course, there are endless possibilities of decorating a rack. i like this project because it looks very playful and i wouldn't mind hanging it in the hallway or another place apart from a child's bedroom. it's perfect not just for coats and hats but also for hanging bags and baskets to store small toys and other important belongings.
i can very well imagine that i will try a similar project again in a few years with some little hands helping me out!