Running out of refrigerator space to display your child’s creative projects? Here are a few ideas for you to convert these mini masterpieces into stylish displays around the home that can be easily swopped out every so often.
#1 Clipboards and frames
Make use of sleek wooden clipboards and frames to create a statement gallery wall that’ll add tons of personality into your home!
#2 Printed pillows
Quirk up your living room space by repurposing your child’s artwork onto printed pillows! Perfect for craftier folks, this creative collaboration also helps to expand your child’s exploration of art and its various mediums. Pick up a screen-printing kit from local craft stores, your desired fabrics, and print away!
Check out Little Blue Boo’s tutorial here.
#3 Stuffed Animals
Inspired after IKEA’s Soft Toys for Education campaign a couple years back, bring your tot’s imaginary friends to ‘life’ with these stuffed animals! While it might be slightly pricier to get the toy custom-made, we figure it’s worth it for a gift your child will treasure for the rest of his life. Alternatively, you could always DIY your own stuffed animal – check out this tutorial to find out how!
#4 Wire Frame
Shape up a workspace display that’ll bring a smile every time you see it with this wire frame display. You can hang plenty of little art pieces – trim larger ones down to size if necessary – without it cluttering up your desk.
#5 Cork board memo board
A versatile bulletin board that’ll come in handy in tight spaces, mix and match your little one’s art projects with everyday memos and other knick knacks.
#6 Polaroid Wall
Have a bunch of child drawings, crafts or bulky projects you have no idea what to do with? Turn them into polaroid keepsakes! Make each snap more interesting by injecting your artistic flair – have your little one pose with their project, put their drawings against a nice floral background… this will help your polaroid wall look way more interesting visually.
#7 Decoupage decor
Decorative bowls, candleholders, and even furniture – the art of decoupaging opens up plenty of DIY options! It’s relatively simple – cut out drawings or pictures, glue them to whatever you’d like (we suggest a cute bowl for your knick knacks!), and coat the object with layers of clear varnish. Check out this handy tutorial for professional-looking results.
#8 Image transfer coasters
Can’t bear to chuck your little one’s first stickman drawings? Transfer their art designs into unique and useful coasters that’ll protect your table surfaces and give you a good dose of nostalgia while at it! Click into this link for the tutorial.