DIY Kids Artwork Display

We are less then a month into school and already I am running out of space on my refrigerator for works of art and the kitchen counter and dining room are beginning to produce piles of worksheets and little certificates of good work! There has to be a way not to be buried by my little ones papers!

First, I have realized that in reality, I cannot keep every single paper or work of art that comes home. I am sure to Ooo and Aaahh over each paper and talk about the work done with my son when he comes home from school. We decide together which ones are worthy of display and when one goes up, another comes down.

I considered, for all of two seconds, using a bulletin board and tacks to hang the artwork. But I have boys and one has to very realistic with boys. They would find all sorts of fun things to do with those tacks. And I may even find their little brother, Jordan, tacked to the board…. Umm… Ya, no. A bulletin board will never do!

I had seen an idea using clothes pins, but I didn’t quite love it. Then I saw some wooden rulers for $.25 each! Can’t beat that. So, I grabbed a few, my glue gun, some clothespins and markers and got to work.

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The clothespins were a little too plain. So I used different color sharpies to “paint” them.

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I decided four clothespins to a ruler was a good rule of thumb… (Oh Boy…That was a painful joke…)

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Hot glue those babies down.

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Make one for each child or make as many as will fit on your wall or designated space.

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You could screw these guys to the wall. But I wanted a less permanent option and used Command Wall strips. (You could also use magnets and attach to your fridge!)

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We sorted out our papers and hung up our favorites. (Favorites for the moment. These artists are always creating!)

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Jimmy is very proud that he has been doing some work that can be hung next to the work of his big brother!

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I love how neat and organized this is, but fun for the boys. They love that their work is front and center in the playroom!

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This was totally worth 15 minutes of crafting!

Have you found any unique ways of displaying your children’s work? I’d love to hear how you decide what to keep and what not to keep as well!

Happy Crafting!



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7 thoughts on “DIY Kids Artwork Display

  • September 25, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    What a great idea~! I love the ruler and the colored clips. I chose your link up from the Hearts for Home Blog Hop as one of my favorites and I am featuring it on the blog hop tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!

  • September 27, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I LOVE this idea. It is so creative and I bet the kids love seeing their artwork hanging on the wall. I am going to have to do this, this also gave me a few ideas of what else I could hang on them when I make them. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration and linking up to Thrifty Thursday.

    • September 27, 2013 at 2:42 pm

      I’m so glad you like it, Ruth! I just got your ebook and I am excited about all the information you put in it! I love your blog! Thank you for stopping by!

  • January 29, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Awesome idea! I love Sharpies! I love that this can be moved around, too, if you can’t have a permanent art space.

  • January 29, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Brilliant!!! I love this so much. My husband will be happy to find that I won’t need to put new holes in the walls with this too!!!

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