Easy Hanging Kids Art Display Tutorial

I had the crafty bug bite me on Sunday and it has yet to let go. 
I pinned this a year ago and I still haven’t made one. I told myself I would get frames at the dollar store or cheap wooden ones from the craft store, and I year later that hasn’t happened.
What has happened in the last year is that my refrigerator has been covered up with all the little lovelies that my kids make. Except it gets full fast, and I have to keep every thing out of my 20 month old K2’s reach. Otherwise it will be transformed into confetti all over the floor.
So on Sunday I solved my problem, without a trip to the store. Everything I needed is basically in the photo above. 


  • Two nails
  • String – enough to cover the area where you would like to hang your children’s masterpieces. You could even use that fancy twine you’ve been hoarding
  • 6 (or more) clothespins
  • paint and paint brush- optional
  • hammer
  • scissors

Hang two nails and tie the string between them. I left a little end on each side because I liked how it looked, but you don’t have to do this. I also did was forced to measure and be sure that the nails were at the same height. 91″ if you interested.

Then I painted the clothespins in a rainbow of colors. You could easily skip this, but I thought it gave my super simple display a nice touch. It made it look just a bit nicer. You could even paint them to match the space where you are adding the display.
 I also added words to them, because my kids will be able to read soon enough. I thought it would look nice, and I was really happy with the way they came out. I know the letters were a little sloppy. The smallest brush I has was my daughters watercolor brush. I like how they came out. They are over 7 feet off the ground and it looks like I did it on purpose. Only you know different, so lets keep it between us.

Once your clothespins are dry hang your children’s beautiful artwork. It is safely out of the reach of grabby hands, and my daughter can show off her work to everyone that walks into the house.

Done! 15 minutes, no trips to the store, (because you had it all on hand) and you have created a new fun space to hang all that crafty goodness! Your welcome.

What do you do with your children’s crafts? Where do you display them, if you do?


I linked up here check out some other great ideas!

Written by
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

5 Responses to 'Easy Hanging Kids Art Display Tutorial'

  1. Brenna says:

    That is so cute. What a great way to display those precious artworks that are overtaking the fridge. Thank you for sharing this with the Less Laundry, More Linking party.

  2. Kari Starr says:

    I love this idea minus I don’t have clothespins… But, I’m gonna get some and do this for Kassies room for her school papers. I think i will paint the days of the week on the clothespins so she can put them up by day and change them every week. I love, love, love this!

  3. Kari Starr says:

    Ran the idea by KK, she approves! Thanks Gwen for the great idea 🙂 Will share pictures upon completion 🙂

%d bloggers like this: