I have my children’s artwork displayed in different ways throughout our home. We have a dedicated art gallery space on our basement stairs, and lots of artwork displayed in my office. In other rooms, I made changes to the artwork to blend it into our decor, or used the artwork as a basis for new art.
I took my oldest son’s picture of a pumpkin he drew during an art lesson while I was homeschooling him and turned it into the subject for an embroidered pillow. He was not one to draw a lot like his 4 other siblings which makes this permanent memory of his picture even more memorable. I explained how I transferred the picture to fabric in this post about making children’s art permanent.
During another art lesson, my oldest son drew this picture and colored most of it in. I had it professionally framed at Michael’s Craft Store.
My youngest son has brought home some fun pieces from nursery school that I like to tuck into spots. I especially love this piece because he wrote his name on it. Back in the fall, he had huge meltdowns at his first preschool about writing his name. We transferred him to a 3 afternoon-per-week program where he has opened up and matured.
I always hang the smaller art from my kids on my inspiration board. My 7 year old daughter made the 2 hearts for me and the purse card. Just under the red heart from my daughter is a card created by my 8 year old son. Almost all the Rainbow Loom charms are from my 8 year old son.
Each year in Kindergarten, my kids decorate plats for Mother’s Day. My collection will be complete next year when my youngest son is in Kindergarten. I keep the plates on top of the windows.
Under my desk pad, I tuck in the little pictures and notes from my kids. This is the perfect spot for those small pieces that would get lost on the Vision/Inspiration Board.
In the kitchen because of the grease factor, I use simple, cheap black frames from Michael’s Craft Store to display the kids’ pictures. These usually cost $10 for a pack of 2.
Of course, the fridge is always a place to put pictures. Since our fridge has a steel front, all the artwork ends up on the side of the fridge.
We hang the really big pieces of artwork on the walls of our basement stairs. These walls are not the traditional plaster or drywall. We’re not really sure what they are other than good for poking holes in with thumbtacks. With 3 good sized walls to work with, we’re able to hang lots of artwork that won’t fit elsewhere for whatever reason. The kids will also hang their own work here since it’s easily accessible for them. The only drawback is the occasional thumbtack on the stairs.
Where do you hang your children’s artwork in your home?
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