Do you have little ones at home? If so you might find you regularly have stacks of artwork on the counter every week.
Goodness knows we do and it is so hard to part with the little treasures that come home- but you can’t possibly keep it all. So here are a bunch of ideas to organize and display the artwork from the kiddos.
Gallery Shelves with inexpensive frames courtesy of Centsational Girl– you can rotate out the art as needed.
I love this idea because my girl’s have gallery shelves in their room so that is a great spot to rotate art. Ikea has really inexpensive frames and you can actually paint the frames in any color to match your room.
And speaking of frames:
Infarrantly Creative has a genius tip to resize artwork so it fits exactly in the frame you have. Great idea!
I love the idea of making a photobook of artwork. I especially love this example from Paislee Press because it includes photos of her little lady along with the art. Super cute!
And if you like the idea of the photobook there is an app called Artkive that I have heard great things about.
You can photograph artwork and then store it in the app and once you are ready they will assemble it in a book for you and print. yeah!
Here is a cute Art Binder from Make Life Lovely. She has tips on how to include several years of school in the binder.
Here is another idea along the same lines as the binder– this is very sweet. A DIY art and schoolwork portfolio from A Thoughtful Place Blog. I love the sweet note about the kiddos and the photos. These are wonderful ways to preserve memories in an easy and inexpensive but still thoughtful way.
Here is a cute template you can purchase from Simple As That Blog and the template will fit several pieces of art inside to create one poster. So cute! This could be a great gift for the Grandparents.
School Memory Box idea from Here Comes the Sun. This is a great idea if you have lots of artwork that is #D– our stuff seems to come home with lots of glitter and feathers and seeds and that can be hard to smash down into a frame 🙂
Assorted photo gifts or calendars. How about taking the very most special pieces and creating a photo gift or you might take one per month and make a calendar to display in your office or the kitchen featuring new art each month. Shutterfly has tons of fun ideas and options.
And if you need a means to store the artwork until you can get to it- or transport it safely- here is a super smart idea from Pajama Mama. Use posterboard folded in half and duct tape to create an art folio. She used ribbon for the handles and ta da! The art is tucked away safe and sound.
Hopefully one or more of these ideas will work for your family. If you have other ideas to organize art please be sure to share in the comments below! I’d love to hear your tips as this is something many, many of us struggle with.
And here are a few other things you might like:
This is a really simple and cute way to make stickers with children’s artwork. It is a really sweet addition to note cards or your holiday cards!