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How To Turn Your Child’s Artwork Into Home Décor

Tuesday, March 9, 2021   /   by Earl Gaddi

How To Turn Your Child’s Artwork Into Home Décor

If you made it to 2020 with children at home, you have a lot of art on your hands that you don't want to throw away! When you hang up every single drawing on the fridge, it can get a little crowded, but there are a few stylish ways to display your child's artwork. We've compiled a list of the best ideas to help you get started.

Create your own clothesline display
You probably have one or two (or ten) artistic masterpieces ready to display if you spent enough time drawing together. Find pieces that match or complement each other in terms of colour palette or content, and pin them to one or two strands of rope with clothing pins. Everything you need can be found at the dollar store, on Amazon, or at local craft stores. It all depends on your level of opulence.
Attach the string or rope to your wall with nails or thumbtacks with colourful ends. Adhesive hooks, such as those found at hardware stores, IKEA, and even on Etsy, will suffice if you want it to be completely hassle-free.

Make sure your nails or hooks are evenly spaced and levelled. Tie a knot around each spaced wall mount with a single piece of string. Attach the artwork with the clothing pins, and you're done! This is a great way to dress up a family room wall, especially since the artwork can be changed out as it is created!

Put LEGO® on display 
You probably have several sculptures, buildings, and imaginative creations laying around your house if your children enjoy LEGO®. While most LEGO® creations are disassembled to make room for the next masterpiece, there are a few unique ways to display your children's work.

The first method is to use a LEGO® creation that is mounted on the wall. A piece of wood, LEGO® base sheets, paint, glue, and a little imagination are all you'll need. Attach the base sheets to the painted piece of wood, then place your child's LEGO® creations on top of them. Add any embellishments you want, such as stickers, drawings, or glitter! Here's a hint: you might need some glue to help you out. A step-by-step guide on how to make a LEGO® wall masterpiece can be found on Crafting Cheerfully. This is a fantastic option for a kid's room!

LEGO® shadow box
Making a shadow box is another great way to display LEGO® art. A shadow box is a glass-fronted enclosed display case that can hold a variety of objects, making it ideal for displaying LEGO® creations.
Create a shadow box using this tutorial, then fill it with whatever creation you like!
This is a more sophisticated way of incorporating your child's artwork into home décor, and it would look fantastic in a study room for both kids and adults!

Wall calendar
Your refrigerator may become cluttered with drawings from time to time, but there is a way to keep them on display all year! Have your children's artwork professionally scanned, or if you're more tech-savvy, download an app that will scan and enhance the artwork for you! From there, you'll have a plethora of choices at your disposal. Making a wall calendar is a unique way to display a variety of your children's artwork. Use a custom calendar maker like Mixbook or Vistaprint, which have a simple drag-and-drop interface.
Alternatively, these make excellent personalised gifts for family and close friends.

Tapestry
After you've had your artwork scanned, the world is your oyster! A custom tapestry is one of our favourite ways to display a child's original artwork. Select the most appealing piece from the group and send it to a tapestry printer who specialises in custom work. Both Etsy and Zazzle are excellent choices for this.

Playdough mobile
If your child enjoys arts and crafts, wall hangings and mobiles are a great choice. If they like playdough, you can easily make a wall hanging for them by stringing together a few pieces and connecting them to a rod. If you want to make a mobile, you should get some oven-bake clay because it will last longer on the wall.
If your children enjoy glueing and crafting with mixed media, you can make a hanging mobile that adds depth to the room by hanging from the ceiling.
While having a lot of art in the house can be overwhelming, you'll feel better about displaying it and incorporating it into your home décor if you do it intentionally. It will make your children happy to know that you are proud of their work, and it will make you happy to show it off. If your children are old enough, you can even involve them in the construction of the displays! Collaborate to make their art even more unique.
There are countless options for displaying your child's artwork; all you have to do is choose the best one for you.