As you may know, I do a lot of projects with my kids. They also go to school, and that means they also bring home work and projects every day. For a while, all their projects were collecting in piles around my house and I was sneaking to recycle them every couple of months. I wanted to figure out a way to display their work, but i didn’t want to have it in the kitchen. We spend a lot more time in our living room and dining room, and I wanted to see their projects more regularly - they’ve created a lot of fun things! I saw a few ways to display their work on Pinterest, and I was inspired by this one from Design Improvised.
Our living room and dining room are separated by an extra wide entryway and seemed like a good spot to display art There were already nails up at three key spots in the wood, thanks to the previous owners! I took some string and tied it to the nails. Then I took some plastic clothespins and hung them from the string. For all the projects I wanted to hang up, I attached either pipe cleaners or yarn to the backs and hang them from the clothespins. Someday I’ll upgrade to wooden clothespins, and maybe even make a project out of decorating them.
When they come home with an especially adorable project, we take one down and put up their new one. Sometimes, my daughter will even say, I think we should hang this one up! Every once in a while, I’ll change the whole display. We will sometimes look and talk about when the projects were made (we made that one with our favorite babysitter! or I made that one at school). The display adds a playful element to our home and we all enjoy looking at it.
How do you display your children’s artwork?