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9 great ideas for displaying kids' art

Check out these unique and easy ideas for displaying your child's art around the home.

By Hannah Terry-Whyte

9 great ideas for displaying kids' art

9 great ideas for displaying kids' art

A gallery for every home

Seeing kids' creativity expressed through pieces of art is incredible. But how can you best store and showcase their budding genius? (Other than the fridge, of course.)

These nine innovative ideas for displaying kids' art provide the answer. 

9 great ideas for displaying kids' artPhoto: Christopher Bernard/iStockphoto

Cable art display

The great thing about this cable art display is that you can design its length to fit both the size of your wall and the amount of art your kid has created.

Using clips for the art means you can easily change the display, too. This cable system is from Ikea, but any string and clip system will work.

Get the instructions here: Apartment Therapy

9 great ideas for displaying kids' artPhoto: Apartment Therapy

Grid of wall art

If you're after a more structured look for your house, then this grid of wall art might be just the ticket.

We recommend the use of rulers to avoid any gradual sloping!

Get the instructions here: Apartment Therapy

9 great ideas for displaying kids' artPhoto: Velvet & Linen

Not-so-empty frames

While a current prevailing trend in interior decorating is to hang a bunch of mismatched empty frames on the wall, we much prefer this idea of filling the empty spaces within with your kids' art.

Cut down on the costs of this project by buying second-hand frames cheaply and painting them yourself.

Get the instructions here: Less-Than-Perfect Life of Bliss

9 great ideas for displaying kids' artPhoto: Less-Than-Perfect Life of Bliss

Kids' art centre

Why relegate your kids' art to a small section of the wall when you can turn the entire wall into a backdrop for their creations?

We love the full-length chalkboard idea, too.

Get the instructions here: Apartment Therapy

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Magnetic refrigerator art frames

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks... considering how often the fridge is visited every single day, turning it into an gallery via magnetic frames seems a perfect way to highlight how much you value your kids and their artistic endeavours.

Get the instructions here: Positively Splendid

9 great ideas for displaying kids' artPhoto: Positively Splendid

Clipboard display

It may not get any simpler than this. Collect a bundle of vintage clipboards, clip your collection of kids' art to them and then set them in pride of place on a mantel in your home.

Get the instructions here: Aesthetic Outburst and The Etsy Blog

9 great ideas for displaying kids' artPhoto: Aesthetic Outburst

Recycled clip frames

Do you have old picture frames lying around collecting dust? Brush them off, cover with linen fabric (if you'd like), and then glue a clip to each one. Your gallery awaits!

Get the instructions here: Lolly Jane

9 great ideas for displaying kids' artPhoto: Lolly Jane

Removable corner frames

If the idea of playing around with paint, glue, metal clips, and chalkboard paint seems too time-consuming for your hectic life at present, try out this super-simple idea of using removable corner frames to show off your kids' art.

Get the instructions here: childhood101

9 great ideas for displaying kids' artPhoto: childhood101

Pant hangers gallery

Using pant hangers to display your kids' art creates such a unique look that it's sure to become a talking point for guests in your home.

Get the instructions here: Apartment Therapy

9 great ideas for displaying kids' artPhoto: Meg Lewis

Storing kids' stuff

9 great ideas for displaying kids' artPhoto: Sky Nesher/iStockphoto

This article was originally published on Mar 25, 2013
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