If lockdown playtime with the kids meant an art gallery worth of paintings and drawings were created by the little ones then you may just have come to the right place!
Former The Saturday’s singer Frankie Bridge teamed up with Plusnet to share a range of very nifty hacks she found handy during lockdown, and her at-home art gallery is a real winner.
During lockdown, a fifth of Brits admitted that they’d been unproductive, according to research carried out by Plusnet.
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However, former The Saturday’s singer Frankie Bridge revealed to OK! Online that she tried to use her time as productively as possible
Frankie, 31, who shares sons Parker, six, and Carter, four, with husband Wayne Bridge, 39, talked OK! Online through the hack, and exclusively revealed: “My DIY home art gallery was a great way to show off the kids’ artwork around the home and the boys were really proud of their work going on the walls.”
And luckily for those wanting to create one at home – it’s super easy!
How to create Frankie’s at-home art gallery
Frankie’s home DIY art gallery hack is an amazing way to brighten up the walls of your abode with your children’s artwork, and save money on art around the home at the same time.
The mum-of-two begins by saying: “Like most family homes, we have plenty of paint, glitter, glue and colouring pencils around the hose to keep the kids entertained.
“Now that we’ve had the time I’ve put their paintings and their drawings on to the walls.”
Frankie says you don’t need a hammer and nails right away. Instead you lay your pictures on to the floor so you can get the composition just right.
Next, the stunning star, who recently created an amazing DIY cinema at home perfect for date night, uses tissue paper and a pin.
Frankie pins the tissue paper to the wall and makes sure to get the positioning and spacing just right.
You’ll then hammer the nail into the place where the tissue paper is and then simply take the tissue paper away and hang your beautiful pictures where the tissue paper once was – et voila, you have the perfect picture wall!
Talking about money saving hacks, Frankie told OK! Online she thought they were important as a way to “spend time with the family.”
She added: “Through this campaign with Plusnet, I’ve really seen the value in making the most of what we have around us, whilst at home, and it’s been a great way to spend some real quality time with Wayne and the kids – we’ve all loved doing these hacks so much as a family.”
Aside from lockdown, Frankie does have post-lockdown projects coming up but, when asked about them, added: “I’m going to sound like an annoying person and not tell you.
“One thing I can share is I’m currently recording season three of my podcast series Open Mind. We’ve got a great lineup and I can’t wait for people to hear it! And the rest, you’ll have to wait and see!”
Work to one side, Frankie admitted she’s ready to get out and about again, and told us: “I love being at home in comfy clothes and chilling with the family. But, equally, I love (if I’m in the right mood) getting all dressed up and going OUT OUT! But, right now, I’m very happy if everyone is healthy and happy.”
To see Frankie’s Life Hacks series for Plusnet, visit @Plusnet on Instagram and Plus.net/lifehacks