Most parents, sooner or later, have to face the dilemma of what to do with all the drawings, paintings, or doodles of their kids. Rather than just putting it away to gather dust, or throwing it into the trashcan, why not decorate the house with it? The artwork that children bring back from school or make at home should be cherished and put on display. A great way to start off is by asking the child to sort out some of their favorite pictures and maybe even let them be a part of the decorating process.
Here are a few creative ways in which you can easily display kids artwork at home.
1. Keep it simple
For someone who might be a minimalist, or just does not want to be too fancy, keeping the decorating process as simple as possible is the way to go. The best thing to do would be to DIY the whole display. For example, classic wood slats with clips would look chic in any family’s home. In order to work on this project, all you need is wood slats, some paint, glue, and clips. You will most likely already have these supplies at home. First, start off by cutting the wood slats to the desired length. Next, make sure to color it so it matches the decor in your home and when it is finished drying, attach the clips with high-quality super glue. Finally, select the drawing that you would like to showcase, and voila you have a simple, yet unique DIY display!
2. Turn it into something useful
Parents who do not like conventional decorating ideas should opt for turning their kid’s artwork into a household item. There are a lot of companies that will turn any drawing or painting into, for example, a mug or maybe a pillow. Also, this is an excellent idea for a gift. It is certain that any family member, especially grandparents, will be more than thrilled to receive a fluffy pillow with their dearest grandchild’s art printed on. So cute!
3. Create a gallery wall
Any child would feel proud to have their own artwork displayed in the classiest way possible. Creating a DIY gallery wall might just be the best thing to do if you have a blank wall in your home that you are desperately trying to fill out. For starters, it is a good idea to purchase cheap frames of all sizes. By visualizing and laying out all the arrangements beforehand, you will make your life a whole easier. Another great idea is getting your hands on portable temporary wall dividers, which may be used as displays as well. As a matter of fact, by acting as a bulletin board, you can freely pin or staple your child’s art. Why display framed family pictures around the house when you can switch it up by displaying your child’s masterpieces?
4. Let them decorate
Sometimes you have a highly artistic child who is constantly creating more and more artwork. The best solution, in this case, is to purchase a giant cork board that you can put up anywhere in the house. The great thing about a cork board is that the displayed art can be switched up easily, and as frequently as desired. Make sure that you tell the child to choose some of their favorite artwork because it is highly unlikely that every piece of the drawing will have space on the board. This is a great way to incorporate the child in the whole decoration process, and he or she will definitely have a blast!
5. Make a scrapbook
All in all, by ditching the usual methods of decorating your family’s home and putting up kids artwork, you are showing the child that you value their hard work. Remember to get the kids involved in the decoration process and have fun!
Do you display your childs artwork at home?