Parents in the Baltimore and Washington, DC area are preparing themselves for a barrage of school papers and forms over the next couple of weeks as children head back to school. In addition to the school papers will be their children’s artwork, especially for parents with younger children. The amount of artwork that young children bring home can be overwhelming, and can also create clutter if there isn’t a good system for displaying it.
Typically, mom places her child’s artwork on the refrigerator, or she might pin it to a cork board on the wall. This is definitely a lot faster than the time it would take to frame their child’s artwork inside a traditional frame. However, coming up with creative display ideas is time consuming and challenging, so I am sharing three different and creative ideas for displaying children’s artwork.
In the slideshow, there are pictures of the Li’l Davinci® Artwork Frames from Dynamic Frames, My Art Place Hanging Gallery from HearthSong and the Star Artwork Cable from Pottery Barn Kids. You can view the photos of the Personalized Artwork Hanger on the Kid’s Wood Works’ website.
1) Li’l Davinci® Artwork Frames are designed like a shadow box and make switching out children’s artwork fast and easy, and it looks great too! No push pins or magnets required!
2) The Personalized Artwork Hanger from Kid’s Wood Works gives you the option to add your child’s name, and includes built in clips to hang fun art projects. The clips make it easy to change the artwork as frequently as mom would like. Because the Kid’s Wood Works is so easy, it is also ideal to display in the child’s room, giving them the independence to change out the artwork whenever desired.
3) The Star Artwork Cable from Pottery Barn Kids consists of a wire cable and 10 clips to hold the artwork. Very easy for mom or child to switch artwork whenever the mood takes them.
4) My Art Place Hanging Gallery is also perfect for children to hang their own artwork. Parents can display their child’s gallery in the living spaces, and if the space allows, they could have one hanging gallery per child. The My Art Place Hanging Gallery has an opening in the back of each window to easily switch out each piece of art.
These are 4 creative hanging ideas that you can purchase, but they can also inspire you to create your own. For more organizing and back to school ideas, see my Back to School organizing articles listed under “Suggested Links” for tips on back to school shopping, schedules, routines and more.
About the Author:
Baltimore Organized Families writer, Jacquie Ross, has been writing for The Examiner since 2009. Please check out her other articles related to de-cluttering, organization and time management. Jacquie, a professional organizer and certified life coach, also shares organizing tips in her Timely Tips e-newsletter. Subscribers are eligible to receive a free email de-clutter tips course when they sign up for her newsletter.