Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Works for me Wednesday - Displaying Kids' Artwork

Our son & daughter both manage to crank out a lot of art projects. They, of course, are proud of their creations and want them on display... I want to encourage them, but also have a hard time getting excited about accessorizing every room in our house with construction paper.

My solution: the art wall! This space is in our dining area, right by the back door. We spend a lot of our time here, but it's not the very first thing you see when you walk in our house. The kids know that this is where stuff has to fit - and if they have a new masterpiece to share, then we need to decide what will be coming down. All it took to create was six nails, a few feet of jute twine, and some clothespins. I considered decorating the clothespins with paint, ribbon, or patterned paper, but in the end decided to leave them plain because I didn't want to detract from the kids' creations.

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7 comments:

Ivymamma said...

Great idea and very artistic kiddos! They must get that from their momma :-)

Jeff and Meg said...

I love that idea! I just might steal it! :)

Dapoppins said...

Oh what a great idea. way better than mine. I have stuff taped up on the going out garage door, which is in our kitchen, and on the computer cabinet, also in our kitchen. But I never take stuff down. i just layer.

And I love that Yellow!

Alyssa Willis said...

I like your idea A LOT!! It makes it easy to put up and take down! Thanks for sharing!

Lori at The Davidson Den said...

Cute and simple. I have something along the same lines, but yours is way easier to actually DO. (We copied an idea we saw in Pottery Barn several years ago. Two 1"x4" painted boards mounted to the wall; then heavy duty picture-hanging wire hooked from one end to the other. We clip our artwork to the wire.) I wish I had thought to do what YOU did.

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

This is such a great idea!

P.S. Thank you for visiting over at A Crafty Escape. You should definitely try your hand at some applique shirts... they are super easy, especially the "messy" edges kind.

In Pursuit of His Call said...

Great idea!!! Thanks for sharing!