8 Amazing Ways To Hang Your Kids' Artwork

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Taking pride of place on the fridge, held in place by  an alphabet magnet, that first finger painting is priceless.  However, after a little while that fridge door can become a bit like a dumping ground for all the art that floods in from school.

Those bright and quirky masterpieces that we treasure deserve better, so here are nine amazing ways to display your kids' artwork and give it the air time it deserves.
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1. Arty Window Frame

This fun DIY project to try in a windowless room was dreamed up by blogger And Next Comes L.

It's like looking out of the window on a sunny day, fluffy clouds floating by and artwork hung out to dry. 

Creating this framed gallery is a breeze: Just staple two lines of string to a freshly-painted wall, before sticking on window beading, painting on the sky background and adding personalised lettering above. 

Shopping list:
Window beading
Plastic hand saw
Wall glue
Fishing line / string
Staple gun
–  Acrylic paint
Vinyl wall lettering
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2. Curtain-Pole Portfolio

Not just for hanging drapes – curtain poles with clipped curtain rings, are more versatile than you may think. 

Turn one into a portfolio for your little one's art, by giving it a fresh lick of paint and screwing it to a feature wall, like blogger  Frillsfluffandtrucks has done, here.  

Hanging it lower on the wall, so that little hands can reach up and clip on a new masterpiece, will give them a sense of pride.

Shopping list:
–  Curtain pole
–  Curtain rings with clips
–  Paint
–  Drill
–  Screws and plugs
–  Vinyl wall lettering
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3. Stick-On Art Gallery

Need a quick and easy way to display the piles and piles of kids' artwork that you've accumulated over the school year? 

Blogger  Childhood 101, shows us how simple it is to create an eye-catching display for them. 

All you need to do is find a suitable wall to attach sticky frames on to and their funky art will have a home, just like that.

Shopping list:
–  Frame wall stickers
–  Blu Tack
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4. Art On Art

With a little imagination you can turn anything into art.  

This makeshift memo board was made from chicken wire stretched over an old window frame, revived with a lick of paint, before being mounted on the wall. Vintage-style wooden pegs are the perfect choice to finish things off letting you clip on those wonderful colourful childhood pictures.

Shopping list:
Vintage window frame 
Chicken wire 
–  Wooden pegs
–  Screws and plugs
–  Drill
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5. Chalkboard Gallery

Kids love drawing on walls don't they? Well now they can be let loose with some chalk to create their very own art gallery that they can rub out and reinvent whenever they like.

Inspired by an unused tin of blackboard paint in his garage, blogger  Artful Kids was inspired to create a magnificent feature wall, reminiscent of retro school chalkboards – worlds apart from the SMART boards of today.

Shopping list:
–  Blackboard paint
–  Chalk pens
–  Blu Tack
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6. Vintage Frames Bedroom Gallery

Children's bedrooms have to be so many things these days - a playroom, a store room, a study and an art gallery, as well as tidy at all times.

Luckily, with a bit of clever  decorating it can all be achieved. This creative use for old frames was recommended  example by blogger  The Caterpillar Years.  

Get the look by spray painting disassembled vintage wooden frames and threading them with fishing line, before hanging in a haphazard fashion.

Shopping list:
–  Vintage wooden frames 
–  Spray paint with primer
–  Eye hooks
–  Fishing line / string
–  Wooden pegs
–  Picture hooks
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7. Clever Clipboard Display

Why didn’t we think of this before blogger  Andrew Brett Watson?

Sticking clipboards to a wall gives you an easy and interchangeable display for all your kids' art. Simples!

Let them choose what they want to hang up, and then just keep adding their works of art to the clipboards. When they're full up, you'll have a readymade scrapbook of all their work, in chronological order, that you can treasure forever. 

Shopping list:
–  Clip boards 
–  Wall glue
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8. Personalised Hangers

They're called hangers for a reason, because, you guessed it, they're great for hanging things up – and not just clothes as  The Honest Blog shows us, here. 

We all have stacks of empty hangers cluttering up wardrobes, so why not make good use of the clamp ones, by painting them in rainbow colours and personalising them with your little ones' names, before hanging up those treasured drawings for all to see.

Shopping list:
–  Wooden clamp hangers
–  Paint
–  Letter stickers 
–  Picture hooks
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