Simple Ways to Showcase Work
- What: Rotating art display
- When: As soon as they start producing works of art
- Why: Keep the art on the wall
- Where: Amazon
Looking for a way to display your child’s art in a tight space? Maybe you hate hunting down nails and frames and putting holes in the walls? Like most of my brilliant ideas, including slicing apples and turning peanut butter upside down, I stole this one from a friend.
Using push pins and string or yarn, hang out a length of string. You can make it as long or short as you like. The original idea I saw down the entire length of a hall, about 15 feet long. Ours runs shorter, more like 8 feet, because we don’t have a ton of wall space left.
Pin the string up in several places in the middle, making a similar shape to draping fabric in swags. Then use clothespins or binder (alligator where I come from) clips or any other type of fastener and hang your kid’s creations on the string.
I love this type of display because I can easily add more art. This method improves on the time-tested trick of putting art on the refrigerator using magnets because three dimensional art works with this method, too.
We hung ours from a built in picture ledge which overhangs some lovely wood paneling. I would never put nails into the wood paneling, though I have been known to use poster putty. The string display works much better, and things hanging at odd angles don’t bother me at all. That only adds to the fun of the display. The amount of art I can hang is almost unlimited, too. I clear it out every three to six months or so just because, but you can layer things until you run out of clips.
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