7 Clever Ways to Display Kids’ Artwork

If you’re a parent, you know that by the end of the school year you will have a ton of arts and crafts from your child. Each one just as special as the next, but the problem is what to do with all of that paper. Here, we’ve gathered seven ways to cleverly (and stylishly) display the best pieces, while minimizing the clutter in your home.


Art Cable
This stylish convenience comes in multiple variations, including the star shown here. All you have to do is hang the cable and then the artwork. Change out the pieces as often or as infrequently as you would like.

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Dynamic Artwork Frame

This solution is a little pricier, but we think it’s beyond clever. Plus, it’s so simple to change out what’s on display. Just hang the frames, which come in various sizes and colors, and open the “door” to place the artwork inside, and voila!


Hang Out on a Ledge

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Ledge shelves can be purchased almost anywhere these days and don’t take up that much room thanks to their modest depth. Hang one or several in a cluster to display artwork of all kinds. Get the how-to at ana-white.com.


A Retrospective Poster

We love this idea because it combines at least nine pieces of art into one poster, taking up less space all around. The poster itself can be customized with the child’s name and different pieces, and it goes for $60 for a 11×14.


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An Art Collage

If you have the space and craftiness, we really like the idea of creating a gallery wall with mixed media. This particular one from A Pop of Pretty mixes some framed art and some loosely hung. The key to keeping it looking cohesive is to use frames in the same color.


Mixed Media

Here is another example of a mixed-media collage, this one involving a lot of different DIY projects while remaining totally fun and whimsical. A Girl with a Glue Gun made an adorable sign, an enlarged wooden pencil, plus a board with clothespins to hang her children’s artwork. Take that and mix it with frames of more art, and you’ve got one creative station.


Our Favorite App for Artwork

Even if you take a cue and go for one of the ideas above, there’s still not going to be enough space in the world to keep everything. That’s why we love Artkive. This app lets you take photos of your child’s artwork, caption it, title it, label it by name, by age, by date, etc., and then archive it. You can even share it on your social-media platforms or with select loved ones (like grandma and grandpa). The best part is, if you want to eventually print the photos, you can in a book or as a print with lots of art thumbnails. 

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