Thursday, March 15, 2012

Children's Art Displays - Part 2: Creating a Display Centre

In part 2 of my series on displaying your children's art we're going to focus on creating an art gallery that is dedicated to their work.

Fridge Art Gallery:

Okay, throwing art on the fridge isn't anything new but what is new is creating a proper gallery to give artwork the respect it deserves. (It doesn't hurt that it also looks a little tidier which I always love).

Before:

After:

Images & Idea: Positively Splendid

Materials Needed:

  • Lightweight document-sized frame
  • Spray Paint & Primer
  • 2 heavy-duty magnets
  • Heavy-duty adhesive

Full instructions can be found at Postively Splendid. Amy made a frame for each of her children so she could display one piece from each child at a time. I can't wait to make my own.

Art Wall:

I love that this art grouping is solely dedicated to works of art that the kids made. By adding the chalkboard at the bottom it can be an ever evolving art centre.

Image & Idea: Apartment Therapy

The frames don't need to be expensive or even bought at the same store. Thrift store frames would be perfect. Just choose a colour and paint them all the same for a sense of unity.

Masterpieces:

Just like in an Art Gallery, special pieces or masterpieces always have their own special spot. I think that this display would make kids feel very important. The display itself is simple, it is the meaning behind 'masterpiece' that makes it so special.
Image & Idea: Unknown
 

Materials Needed:

  • 2 - 2x4's stained or painted to match your decor
  • 6 clips per board
  • strong adhesive
  • 'masterpieces' vinyl lettering
 

Directions:

  1. Using the adhesive, attach the clips along the board at even intervals. Allow to dry.
  2. Adhere the vinyl lettering to the wall, centered in the space you have chosen.
  3. Hang the boards below the wording. Be sure to leave at least 12" between the top and bottom board to allow for letter size paper to be hung without overlapping.
  4. Add your child's artwork and interchange regularly.

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