Do you have an artist in your home? If so you may have artwork strewn everywhere. Am I right? This quick and simple DIY art portfolio is an easy way to keep artwork organized and stored away so that it can be enjoyed for many years to come. Using materials from around the home and my craft studio I put together this portfolio in about 20 minutes. The best part is it can be a work of art in itself! Make it as simple or as complex as you’d like. Don’t you think that this would be a great camp activity for teens and middle school children?
- Scrap Cardboard
- 8.5 x 11 inch Corrugate Cardboard Cut-Outs
- Small Corrugate Cut-Outs Shapes
- Duct Tape
- Glue Gun
- Craft Paint
- Flowers, Buttons and Other Embellishments
Close the portfolio and start to decorate! No plan needed, just use let the creativity out.
I used liquid watercolor in a spray bottle to spray the cover. I also used one of the corrugated cardboard hearts like a stamp by spraying it with the paint and stamping onto the cover. I glued on some embellishments and decorated the cover with a black marker. If desired flip over and do the back.
Once the cover is decorated, measure out a length of twine – wrap it around the DIY art portfolio three times and tie in place. This will keep the portfolio closed, and also adds an extra embellishment.
Need a place to store and work on all those in-process works of art? This recycled craft portable art case in the perfect project!
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Kim Conner, blogger at Inspiration Made Simple, is a graphic designer,
crafter, and full-time, outside the home, working mom of three. Inspiration Made Simple is filled with fun craft ideas, tons of free printables,
party ideas, and other inspiration. When Kim is not creating, you can
usually find her reading or playing with her children.