More Ways to Display Artwork

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I wanted to share some more ideas for displaying artwork besides just framing.

red picture hanger

Here's a great picture hanger over at Kirsten*Can. She glued some wooden clothespins to a piece of wood, painted the whole thing red, and hung it in her son's playroom.
Dynamic Art Frame

Okay. This one is a frame, but it doubles as storage. The Dynamic Artwork Frame opens to store up to 50 other pieces of art. When you are ready for a change in artwork, just open it up, and switch the current framed piece with one in storage. A very nice Artful Parent reader sent this tip a while back, and I have to admit I don't remember who. Sorry!

Nesting Blog

Cookie magazine's Nesting blog has some more ideas for displaying children's artwork, including the one above. The drawing is mounted in a shadow box lined with colorful fabric. Thanks to Mrs. Bear for sharing the link.

And, here's a fun idea I found on SallyJean's Celebrate February list. She talks about how to make your own postcards in number 13. Scan a work of art and upload it to PsPrint. You can have 50 postcards printed for $15. I'd love to try this with one of Maia's paintings… Or maybe I'll make our next b-day party invitation with postcards.

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  1. says

    Thanks for the great ideas. I love your blog, and I look forward to checking it everyday. I just nominated your for the Blogging with a Purpose award. I hope you haven’t already been nominated. Check it out at my blog if you get a chance.

  2. says

    Love your ideas! My Esm is only 10 months, but we have been getting the markers and crayons out every day, and my bulletin board can only handle so much art, so most of it goes in the trash. Your ideas make the statement that the child’s art is important and beautiful, and I like that.

  3. says

    It was me who sent you the link to the Dynamic Artwork Frames! Glad to see that they made your site. I think they’d work great!
    I love the “clothespin on wood” idea too.

  4. says

    aah I just left a comment and it got erased when I logged out of my husband’s info! Oh well I just wrote basically I’m not as good as you and don’t save much of the kids art at all and that I use the clear acrylic box frames to rotate art and pictures of the kids in our kitchen. Its great you’re so organized!

  5. says

    Kristen – Thanks for the tip on the Dynamic Artwork Frames! Sorry again that I forgot…
    Heather – I’m trying to be more organized but am definitely not “so organized!” It’s a work in progress and having this blog is helping to keep me focused. We like the acrylic box frames too–they’re inexpensive and look great.