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DIY Wall Mounted Easel

Jack is crazy about the art easel at school, so much so that he hated to share it during free time because it was one of the few things he couldn’t also do at home.  For Jack art seems super therapeutic, and a way for him to really express himself, and we LOVE to support that.  We own an art easel but we mostly use it outdoors for paint in the summer because it is so bulky that we don’t have space to have it out constantly.  So when we started to decide on Christmas presents I came up with the idea of mounting an easel on the wall for him, and the DIY wall mounted Easel was born.

If there is one thing I am passionate about, it is that your house can be beautiful and put together, and your kids can still have so much fun growing up in a fun house!  I think if you find ways to embrace their needs in your home you will find everyone will be so much happier!

Paper roll and hanging bins on wall for kids art

DIY Wall Mounted Easel

When I was researching this project I found a few inspiration posts and kind of just mashed them all together.  This is ALL accept one piece of wood an IKEA hack, and who doesn’t love those?

What you need:

1 RACKA Curtain Rod Combination – $8.96

Roll of Kraft paper – I chose to use the brown Kraft paper, but you could use white!

1 piece of wood 36 inches long (from craft store) -$2.99

Black Spray paint for wood if you would like

Optional for the marker baskets:

1 Black FINTORP Rail –$9.99

3 FINTORP Utensil Holders    – $6.99 Each

1 Pack FINTORP hooks – $2.99

Entry way table with wreath and wall mounted paper roll and bins

Instructions: (SO EASY)

  • FIRST – if you are painting the wood piece black, paint that and allow it to dry
  • Hang your curtain rod – hang at whatever height you would like and I hung mine roughly 32 inches across.  The paper roll that I ordered (linked above) is 30 inches wide, which is where I came up with that width.
  • Put your paper roll on your curtain rod.
  • Hang your Wood piece with two screws at the end.  HAVE YOUR PAPER BEHIND IT when you hang it.  When you screw them in, don’t screw them all the way.  You want to allow some slack for the paper behind the wooden bar!
  • Hang the bar with buckets if you so choose.Kraft paper and hanging bins with markers


Those instructions are really simple, because you guys, this project is VERY simple.  I love that this DIY wall mounted easel is such a simple yet good looking aspect to our home, that allows the kids to have fun and not disrupt the flow of the house.


Wall mounted paper roll art easel





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    Stacey Wallenstein
    January 28, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    This is brilliant! And I feel like once the kids outgrow it you can use it for a shopping list or to doodle while on the phone. So smart!

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      January 28, 2018 at 8:22 pm

      exactly what I was thinking!! How cute would it be for that by the kitchen??

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    January 28, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    This is seriously so cool! I was just telling my husband that I wanted to replace our chalkboard! This would be perfect!

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    January 28, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Ok you are outdoing yourself! This looks amazing and sounds so easy. I’m actually thinking about where I can recreate this. I’m in lovvvvve!

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      January 28, 2018 at 9:15 pm

      YESSSS!! do it do it do it. hahaha

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    January 28, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    Wow – I absolutely love this! It would be perfect in our playroom and save a space! The kraft paper is the perfect touch!

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      January 28, 2018 at 9:15 pm

      Isn’t it such a fun idea? I love art easels but they are so bulky!!

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    January 28, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    This is so cool! You’re amazing! I can’t wait to try and do this in my home.

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    January 28, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    This looks so amazing!!

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    Jasmine Hewitt
    January 29, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    I’ve seen this idea before, yours looks great!

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    January 29, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    I so want to do something like this! I just need to figure out a place

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    January 29, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    what a great idea! this is brilliant. And I love how you are doing everything you can to encourage your son’s passion for art.

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    January 30, 2018 at 3:30 am

    Wow cool, absolutely love it, I’ve got an idea. Thanks!

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    Cassy | blissfully her
    January 30, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    This is so cool! I’m surprised by how easy and cheap it is to make. I will definitely keep this idea in mind for when my daughter gets a little older! & I love that you are encouraging your son’s creativity – that’s awesome!

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    January 31, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    I want something like this in my house so bad! Now I’m wondering where I could put it, our walls aren’t flat they’re textured so I’m wondering if it would still work or make everything all bumpy.

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      January 31, 2018 at 10:53 pm

      oh thats a good question….if your kids color like mine you might not notice lol!!

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    February 5, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    That’s such a cute idea!

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    Roo wilson
    February 6, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    This is great!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial! My one question is – is the wood strip along the bottom strong enough to withstand ripping the paper on it as a metal one would be? The metal rip strips are pricier though 😒

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      February 6, 2018 at 9:03 pm

      So we have had no issues the only thing is that the metal one I feel like gives it a clean rip. This makes it jagged or you can cut and use it to keep it against the wall. I went with wood for price and ease of install haha!

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    February 7, 2018 at 8:44 am

    Im seriously obsessed with this! I now need to find a place to put one! Haha

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