I love having my children’s drawings and other art projects out for me to see, but I wanted a display solution that was changeable, neat-looking, contained, and that didn’t poke holes in their work.
When I didn’t need this white frame, lovingly made by Dear for Elora-Belle’s nursery, for its original purpose anymore, I used it in the sunroom to frame a rotating selection of the kids’ artwork. Here’s how:
How to Display Children’s Drawings
- Frame — Just an empty frame, no backing, matting, glass, etc. Use one you don’t need anymore, or you could easily pick one up at a thrift store.
- String or twine
- Staple gun
- Clothespins — I used miniature ones I picked up from Michael’s.
Step Two: Add additional strings, as dictated by the size of your frame. My frame allowed for two strings across if I wanted space for the choice of either horizontal or vertical display of 8.5″ x 11″ pages hanging from both strings.
I’m happy to have the kids’ precious handiwork right near my desk, and they are thrilled to see their work up on the wall. Little D regularly points to the display and says, “Wah-dah’s? Baboo’s?” (That’s: “Elora’s? Baboo’s?” for those who don’t speak Danny; and Baboo is another of Little D’s nicknames, long story.)
I hope that displaying their work and thereby showing them not only that it means a lot to me, but also that it’s “worthy” of hanging up in the house helps bolster their creative spirit and their artistic endeavors — from kids crafts to well beyond.