I’m sure my two-year old daughter is a lot like others in that she loves jewelry, nail polish, dress up clothes and anything that says “GIRL” loudly. She recently acquired many of these items for her turning two celebration and initially I thought we’d throw it all in the same ‘dress up box’ together. However, that plan soon failed when I was constantly finding costume jewelry in my bed, in her bed, in our dogs bed…and not to mention the long hunts to find the ‘missing necklace’ somewhere in the house…ugh, enough is enough. What to do with all these pieces?!
My daughter loves to paint and do anything crafty (probably gets that from her mom :)) and I had a few extra blank canvas’ laying around. So I pulled out my container of miscellaneous paints, containing mostly acrylic paints and puffy paints, and gave her a brush and let her have fun. She created a lovely piece of artwork she was quite proud of. Once it dried of course, I screwed six little white metal hooks into the bottom of the wooden canvas frame and hung it on the wall at a height she would be able to access.
So far it has worked like a charm. Not only are all the costume jewelry pieces in one place, she enjoys the independence and ownership of having a place to put HER jewelry. Like mommy, she too can put it in safe keeping.
Here is what you need for this project:
Canvas (already framed) – I bought mine at Michael’s craft store for about $5 (11 x 14) on sale
Acrylic paint (or any other paint that can be applied to canvas)
Screw Hooks – I bought a pack of six at Wal-Mart for $2
Two nails and a hammer to hang on the wall after you’re done!
Super easy and fun for the kids…and/or you!