The Friday 5: Creative Ways to Display Kids Artwork

Some kids create all year long, but the odds that more projects are coming in the door now that the kids are back in school are good. While it’s fun to see their talent and creativity, I think most parents probably struggle a little with where and how to display their works of art!

Here are some creative solutions that may work for you…

1. BHG calls this a “constant canvas” because it provides the option to rotate the artwork and frames in and out without touching the wall.  Covering the board with fabric and adding lighting gives the vignette a custom look.

Make the idea your own by choosing another material for the backdrop (for example, pallet wood for a more industrial look).

Change Is Good

2. This mom from HGTV’s Rate my Space had 4 kids under 5 and had to get creative.  Her idea was to display kids artwork in simple wood frames, and add space for kids to clip their current favorites underneath with binder clips.

Kids Art Center, Art central in my house for 4 kids under 5: chalkboard, a place to hang the kids art by binder clips, frame more of their art, magnet board and a corkboard, from many saved corks, to hold invitations., Other Spaces Design

3. Centsational Girl added simple ledges to the wall above the playroom desk to make a space for rotating artwork in and out, and added pops of color with some of the mats and frames to match the room’s decor.

4. Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss framed binder clips with colorful frames to make the art a whimsical focal point in this corner.  Rotating art is as simple as clipping and unclipping!  The cute chalkboard saying adds a fun finishing touch.

Get a completely different look by changing up the style and color of the frames, or painting the wall within each frame for a mat effect.

display kids artwork - less than perfect life of bliss

5. Inspiration Organization framed a piece of sheet metal and hangs the art on it with magnets.  The added vinyl letters to read “Masterpieces” finishes it off in style.
display kids artwork - image via inspiration organization

I’m pretty sure there’s a rule about not having more than 5 ideas in a Friday 5 post (oh no!), but I’m going to risk it.  This great clipboard idea,  these interesting frames to display kids artwork or  featuring kids art in the breakfast nook would all work too!

What creative ways have you used to display or store your children’s art? We’d love to hear about them!

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