Happy Friday! A reader recently asked, “What do you do with all your kid’s artwork?” My answer: frame it, display it proudly! So here’s a little D.I.Y. weekend-warrior project for parents out there: rummaging through your kids’ old artwork that you have stashed away, and selecting pieces to display in their rooms. Here are the four ways I’ve done so in my daughter’s room, with a few tips to make it work for your home…
Tip #1: Buy inexpensive frames and don’t be afraid to chop the artwork up to fit! (Better that they are out on display than in a file folder hidden forever on some closet shelf.)
Tip #2: Framing that silly drawing she did one random day “off-center” suddenly makes it look like an edgy piece of art! Try it!
Tip #3: Create a little gallery wall with a few pieces in the same colorway, and mix up the frame styles. (You’ll notice I also mixed up the art techniques here.)
Tip #4: On your next trip to the art supply store, pick up a pack of blank canvases, paint brushes and acrylic paint. Awhile back my daughter and I had a blast painting up some canvases and I still decorate with them to this day.
Tip #5: Let your budding artists help you pick out the pieces and the frames! It will make them even more proud of their creations.