Easy Clip-Art Rails
Create a stylish and functional spot to hang children's artwork, photos, awards or even chores or homework with these easy-to-build ruler clip-art rails.
- wooden yardstick
- 4 oversized wood clothespins
- (8) 1/2" wood screws
- (2) 2" wood screws
- pilot hole and drill bit to match screw heads
- acrylic paint
- small paintbrush
- wood glue
Prepare Clothespins and Yardstick
Remove spring from each clothespin and brush clothespins and yardstick with soft bristled brush to remove any debris.
Paint clothespins with acrylic paint. Let dry completely. Add second coat if necessary.
Replace springs on clothespins. Arrange clothespins evenly spaced on yardstick.
Attach Clothespins to Yardstick
Pre-drill holes with pilot bit in yardstick. Glue and screw the yardstick to the clothespins with the half-inch screws. Let dry.
Hang on Wall
Pre-drill holes in yardstick corresponding with a stud in the wall behind the yardstick. Use two-inch screws through pre-drilled holes to attach yardstick to the wall. Tip: If studs are not available, use drywall anchors to secure screws to drywall.