Kids’ Art Gallery

Daily Momtivity promised you some “creativity” (that would be the “tivity” in “MOMtivity”) but I gotta admit, I just haven’t been feeling all that creative lately. It comes in cycles for me.  I get all “Pinterest-y” and take on several crafts or DIY projects, and then I’m totally anti-craft and want nothing more than to keep things as simple as possible for awhile.

ribbon frameToday, I felt an urge to jump on Pinterest in search of ideas for a kids’ artwork display.  I love to hang the kids’ art around the house, even if it sometimes make the house look a little…well, tacky.  I have artwork on the back door, the window, the refrigerator…

I promise that I don’t save everything – but I try to show the kids how proud I am of their great work.  Some things I hang onto for a few weeks, and then it goes into their memory box.  Other items get a little “fridge time” and then go into the trash (when they’re not looking) to make room for new things.

For a long time I’ve wanted to create a special space in the house for their artwork.  While perusing Pinterest this evening, I came across MANY ideas.  Too many ideas!  Here are the finalists…the ones I’ll consider doing one day soon!

artwork ledge

This concept with the white ledges is super cute.  It’s a big commitment…adding these ledges to your wall…but perhaps in later years they could be used for framed family photos.  I like how easy it would be to place the art, and art of all shapes/sizes.  Find it here:  countryliving.com

I love this reclaimed wood clip board, also.  I could imagine using decorative cute clothespins, or the silver clips you see in the picture.  Find it at bornagain-creations.com.  (Lots of other cute ideas there, as well.)

wood art display (750x750)    wood art display paintings (750x750)

Finally, the most popular way to present children’s artwork (other than in picture frames) is the clothesline concept.  There are a lot of cute samples of that on Pinterest.  I like this one in particular because they chose to frame the entire thing, rather than just have a clothesline randomly floating on the wall.  She actually used grosgrain ribbon…not a wood frame.  I suppose you could also paint a frame shape around it.  Very cute.  Find it at pinkbuckaroodesigns.blogspot.com.

ribbon frame

 

There were many cute ideas using colorful picture frames.  I like the way those look, but I think right now I prefer to do something that allows for a wide variety of shapes and sizes.

I’ll do a follow-up post someday and let you know what I decided to do!  How do you present your kids’ art? Do you photograph everything and make a photo book?  Do you hang it in their bedrooms?  Please share your ideas with us!

Nicole

June 24, 2015
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2 Comments

  • Reply Shannon

    I love this! Great ideas!

    June 24, 2015 at 3:44 pm
  • Reply Stacey

    I love this. The boys make so many projects at daycare and they are really cute. I’ve been lining my hallway, but this is much nicer!

    June 29, 2015 at 11:35 am
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