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Reward your child's creativity with a beautiful art display!
One of the perks of parenting is having your own junior Picasso in residence. But as much as we all love to show appreciation for our little ones’ artistic endeavors, there is only so much room on the fridge… and the kitchen counter… and the dining room table.
Need a more artistic solution? Keep those mini masterpieces from piling up by creating a special place to display all of your kid’s artwork with style!Continue to 2 of 13 below.
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Art on a Wire
Inexpensive, easy-to-install curtain wire from IKEA makes for a simple yet elegant space-saving display for your child’s favorite creations. String up your budding artist’s creations in his bedroom, or create a family art gallery, dedicating a wall to your exhibition and providing each child with his or her own display. Finish the project off with a fun wall decal, like this fitting Picasso quote available from Stephen Edwards Graphics.Continue to 3 of 13 below.
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A coat of metallic finish spray paint transforms dollar store clipboards into a fashionable, industrial-inspired art display. Large clips allow for easy updates and can even hold multiple masterpieces. Wall-mounted letters sprayed to match give the display a finished look.Continue to 4 of 13 below.
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Tradition with a Twist
Nothing makes a half-pint artist prouder than when their work earns a prized place on the family refrigerator. With a quick coat of spray paint and the aid of a few industrial-strength magnets, these Goodwill-salvaged picture frames put a posh twist on this long-held tradition.Continue to 5 of 13 below.
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A Peg Up
Pegboard is incredibly useful stuff, especially when it comes to storing and organizing things in plain sight. Give your little one’s artwork a “peg up” using laundry metallic finish, which can be easily wired to pegboard. Need more storage space? Why not use your pegboard to organize your child’s art supplies as well as display their art?
Find more clever design ideas at Style Cookie.Continue to 6 of 13 below.
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Like curtain wire, these re-purposed curtain rails from I Heart Organizing make an excellent display space for school projects and other handmade handiwork. Mount them directly to the wall, using drapery rings as clips. Be sure to leave enough space between the bar and the wall for the rings to slide easily.Continue to 7 of 13 below.
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Easy DIY Clip Rail
Create your own back-to-school themed, easy-clip art wall for less than $3 using a yardstick, wooden clothespins, and colored sharpies. Screw your creation to the wall, or mount with wall-saving command strips. Genius!Continue to 9 of 13 below.
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Scan & Save Art Piece
High on sentiment but short on space? Keep all of your little one’s creations by scanning them into your computer. Print and frame a gallery page in miniature, or create a beautiful coffee table book displaying your kiddos artwork.Continue to 10 of 13 below.
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Framed Cork Board Gallery
Some cork squares, spray paint, a little hot glue, and a few thrifted picture frames is all you need to recreate this gorgeous gallery wall in your home. Display your little one’s newest artwork, or mix those masterpieces up with family photos and inspiring wall quotes.Continue to 11 of 13 below.
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Shabby Chic Frame Up
Love all things Shabby Chic? You’ll love this easy art display idea! Remove the glass and backing from an old picture frame and fix chicken wire to the frame using a stapler. Mount to the wall, and let your little one clip up their own creations.Continue to 12 of 13 below.
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Magnetic Art Display
Not enough room on the refrigerator for all your toddler-made treasures? Fill a kitchen wall with this beautiful magnetic art display!
Buy a piece of sheet metal, and fix it to the wall. (The savvy DIYer behind this project had her own piece cut to fit her wall for just $15!) Then use wood molding, screwed directly into the wall, to create the frame. Finish it up with a gorgeous decal, which you can apply directly onto the metal sheet.Continue to 13 of 13 below.
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