HowDoesShe display kid’s art – 28 ideas!

posted on February 23, 2010 by  |  posted under Decorating  |  17 Comments

display kids art 28 ideas

How Does She display kid’s art?  I knew I could find a few ideas, I had no idea I would find this many!!!  I am excited to present all these awesome ideas – I am so inspired to get my kids to make more art, just so I can display it!

 #1 Collage It

way to display kids artThis is Alison’s idea to take lots of art, shrink it on the computer and put it into one collage.  Child’s art 18 into 2!

#2 Group together on the wall

I love this idea because it is so easy to update whenever you want and it looks GREAT!

kids drawings as art

 The Style Files shares this picture.  I love all the colors against the white wall.    You can get these curtain holders at Ikea, not online, unfortunately, but if you live by one – lucky you!

work of art lofn

 The Land of Nod

art on wall

Martha Stewart

display kid art 2

The Present Finder

display art magnet wall

Raising Olives

display art photo

Cookiemag suggests taking pictures of the art and grouping the pictures together into a display on a cork board

#3 Treat it as art

Frame itart display frameLil Davinci art cabinet

This frame allows you to easily switch pictures and even store some behind the most recent art being displayed

art display zebra

Blissfully Domestic has a great tutorial on displaying framed art.

art on canvas

Turn it into art on Canvas!!!  This is one of my favorite ideas – pretty much anything on canvas just looks classy.

mykidsartoncanvas has the idea above on their website, you can order from them

get it for free at Canvas People – click here!

 Turn it into custom wall paper art, a laptop skin, or a removable sticky picture at SticViews – You can still get one free – see this post to find out how!

Turn doodles into a real work of art – Summer from Fine Doodles display art fine doodles.jpgdoes some amazing work with your kid’s doodles – you gotta check out her website!

#3 Take it with you and show it off!

display art jewelry 1

Analiese will turn it into a clay pendant for you

art display silver

or Totally out of Hand will turn it into silver or gold jewelry!

display art bag

Snap Totes will turn images into bags or pillows – picture your kid’s art on the bag above.

Little Birdie Secrets has a tutorial on how to turn you child’s drawing

art display monster 1

into a stuffed toy

art display monster 2

I made one for my son and he thinks it is the coolest thing!

Other ideas I found but don’t have pictures for are:

shrink and mod podge onto coasters

Use clipboards as frames – easy to change out

hang them all over your garage walls

use them for wrapping paper

display on picture ledges

upload them to a book printing company and have a nice book of art

laminate them and use as placemats

turn them into a calendar – click here to see how to get a FREE ONE

 cover your coffee table w glass and slide drawings underneath

use a plastic tablecloth over your dinner table and slide drawings underneath

have them made into postage stamps

cut up and use as gift tags

So Many Ideas, So Little Time!

How do you display your kid’s art?

 display kids art 28 ideas

    1. February 23rd, 2010 at 12:02 pm
      Kim says:
      I made my own Art Display Board using a 2x4, some paint and clothespins! :) The kids love to swap out their artwork.
      • August 14th, 2011 at 11:35 am
        Lori says:
        How did you attach the clothespins to the wood? Great idea! Thanks
        • August 15th, 2011 at 11:41 am
          Missy says:
          wood glue and some clamps should do the trick!
    2. February 23rd, 2010 at 12:32 pm
      Shelley says:
      How freakin' cute is that stuffed animal idea?! I need my little guy to create something other than scratches all over a page so I can try to make him one. A-Dor-Able! :)
    3. February 23rd, 2010 at 2:04 pm
      Gina/Rustown Mom says:
      I have been going thru all the art folders my 4 kids have brought home over the years. Couldn't bear to throw them away, so I photographed the best ones and saved them digitally! Now I use them to decorate blog posts, Facebook posts, etc. I'm having fun showing off original works of art one by one.
    4. February 23rd, 2010 at 3:42 pm
      Cathy says:
      Love the canvas people idea!!
    5. February 24th, 2010 at 2:06 pm
      april says:
      Thank you for sharing. Some of the ideas are so creative. I have been thinking of how to display my kid's art all the time. I will try some of them!
    6. February 24th, 2010 at 10:13 pm
      Katie says:
      I used some wire and nails and made my own display line similar to the ikea shower bar. I love the shower bar though it looks a little nicer. Maybe next time I'm near an Ikea store I'll upgrade.
    7. February 25th, 2010 at 12:00 am
      Tammy says:
      I just posted in the last post, and forgot another way we've displayed art at home... We also have a narrow hallway upstairs and have a "gallery" wall - 4 or 5 framed pictures of our favorites are on display up there. One day when they were on sale I got a bunch of matching frames just for this idea.
    8. June 9th, 2010 at 10:39 pm
      Jan says:
      Each of the kids display their artwork on their own bedroom door. That way when they are bringing home holiday decor, it goes with the season. Take a pic of child in front of door to have a lasting picture of them and their art. Then you only have one picture to hold onto and the door decor gets refreshed.
      • August 14th, 2011 at 11:36 am
        Lori says:
        DO you tape them on the door? I've thought of that too, but if it's something I want to keep, I don't want the tape to ruin it (usually when I take tape off it makes a hole).
    9. September 27th, 2010 at 5:45 pm
      Claire says:
      LOVE these ideas! Our formal dining room is our playroom/art room and darling daughter has started taping her artwork to the wall. While the room DOES need painting, I surely don't want tape on the walls! I'm going to Home Depot tomorrow (Ikea is 1.5 hours away in Orlando) to look for parts that would be similar to the shower bar and wire..... what a great idea!
    10. October 3rd, 2012 at 1:08 pm
      Mimi Gravel says:
      I am a painter and collage artist and the fertile imagination of my two boys gave me the idea to recycle their art and craft items to create an original mixed medium work of art on canvas.
      Very contemporary and fresh looking!
      Hope you'll talk about my collages as I have clients sending me their kids art from as far as Belgium - I'm in Montreal!
      Good blog!
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