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DIY Kids Art Wall with Target Clip Strips Hip2Save.com

Are you looking for an easy way to display kid’s artwork and keepsakes?

If so, check out this large gallery wall that I created using 9 of these strip clips found at my local Target store and mounting tape (I prefer the tape as it’s easier than using nails and avoids a bunch of holes in the wall). The clips are actually very lightweight so the tape holds them without any issue. I hung three rows of three strip clip units, but you can hang as many or as little as you’d like.

I found these clips in the One Spot area typically located in the front of Target stores – these wood “Strip Clips” were available in different wood colors and were priced at just $3 each. Each unit has three clips so they are perfect for hanging art and/or photos.

I am having trouble finding anything similar online, so if you find something like these, let me know and I’ll add a link.

supplies for art wall

DIY Art Display Wall

Supplies Needed:
$3 Clip Strips (I found them in the Target One Spot)
Heavy Adhesive Mounting Tape
Level Tool
Measuring Tape
Chalk and/or Pencil
hang a gallery wall with heavy mounting tape

Directions: Clean and dry the wall making sure to get rid of dust on the areas the tape will touch. Use a good leveling tool, measuring tape, and piece of chalk or a pencil to mark three straight and evenly spaced lines on the wall.

Place mounting tape on the back of a strip clip and press against the wall using the line you marked as a guide. It’s also good to place the level on top of the strip clip as you press down. Repeat the process with the rest of your strip clips, and hang your art.

How to Display Kids Artwork by Hip2Save.com

This was a pretty easy and inexpensive DIY project that has had a big impact on this room! I love to look at the colorful artwork my kids create and now we can easily move pieces around as new ones are made throughout the year.

Display Kids Art at Home


Another option for hanging artwork, do what Collin does and use the IKEA Wiring Hanging System!

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Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.

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  1. Yessi

    I love it! I’ve always struggle with ways to display the kids artwork. That entire corner looks amazing!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks so much Yessi!

  2. cristal

    Another thing that would be cute is using wood rulers,even a yard stick,and screwing/nailing/glueing on those clips,which you can find in office supply stores or office sections of other stores. Then just mount the ruler to the wall. 😊

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Yes! Great idea. Yard sticks would be awesome!

  3. CO Mama

    I love the IKEA one! Great ideas!

    • Cc

      What’s the name of it from Ikea?

      • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

        The hanging system is called the IKEA Deka. Hope that helps! 🙂

  4. Deonna

    It’s like you were reading my mind. Thanks again H2S!!

  5. ashley

    I copied an idea from my sister in law. Got 2 cheap curtain rods and curtain clips. Hung one above the other on a wall and put the clips on the rod to hold artwork. They look great and cost less than $15 for the pair and clips

  6. Sarah C

    I use floral wire from the dollar tree and clothespins…$2, they love it and it keeps the fridge less cluttered 😉

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      That’s a very clever idea! Thanks Sarah

  7. Shelby

    So cute and so much cheaper than my land of nod ones! Just as nice. I wish I would have seen this before I sprung for the magnetic ones.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks Shelby!

  8. Cami

    So cute!!!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks Cami!

  9. Diana

    Thank you!!!

  10. Kristy

    Will the mounting tape damage the wall or leave a sticky reside behind when removed? I’ve never used it before so just wondering before using.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      I have used it for a few lightweight photo frames in the past without issue–I did just watched a video of someone removing it with a blow dryer to heat the adhesive and then using putty knife which looked like a smart way.
      Hope that helps!

  11. Anne

    In my laundry room, I used fishing line and paper clips. I just used two pushpins as the anchors and tied the fishing line around each pin.

  12. Jenn

    Love your gray paintcolor on the walls! What is the brand/name?!!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks Jenn! I went through paint cans to look for you. ha ha —-Its Sparrow Blue by Behr

      • Jenn

        Thanks for checking on the color Lina!👍😊I have been looking for a color change for my mudd room/laundry room!

        • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

          Oh sure! 😀

  13. April

    Can you give some info about your kids homework area, desk. We are looming for some ideas to create something like this next weekend before kids return to school. Any help and tips appreciated! Inexpensive but functional is our hope!!!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Hi April! This is the Algot shelving from IKEA. Inexpensive and easy to install. You can design so many configurations. I think ours was around 100-150. Ours is close to this one but doubled.
      http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S99032592/

  14. Ashley

    We use the ikea wiring system for our art display. I love how it goes well with our decor, and it doesn’t look tacky! My children love having their art on display!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Yes those are great too!

  15. KW

    I put 2 command hooks on the wall and tied string to the hooks
    Clothes pins hold artwork from string
    Works great for us!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Smart idea!

  16. Jill Hamby

    i’ve done this but i used twine with command hooks that are clear and little clothes pins and it’s super cute!!

  17. Laura T.

    I used to staple my kids artwork and projects all around the walls of my (2 car) garage. We have high ceilings, so there was lots of room. Some of the art projects were quite large as they got older. They are now 25 and 27 and no longer live here. I still love to look at them! Reminds me of their younger days.

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