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Children’s Artwork: Curtain Rod Display

Children’s Artwork: Curtain Rod Display

One of the many things I love about Liam’s center is the infusion of art into his daily learning experiences. Even as an infant, we would see the art projects they did each week. Now as a toddler, Liam is regularly coming home with new masterpieces which he is very proud of. Problem is, I didn’t really know what to do with all of them. Do you keep them? How many? Where do you “display” the variety of different types of art? We started haphazardly hanging one or two on the fridge, but it looked messy and things never seemed to stay on very well. I wanted to create some way to proudly display his artwork and knew his toddler playroom would be the perfect place. Pinterest is filled with great ideas for DIY artwork displays.

A few of my favorites are:

Ultimately, I decided to keep it simple and use a curtain rod and curtain hooks from Target as our display. It was super easy and I think it looks really cute. Liam is so proud when he comes home with a new masterpiece — he runs right into the playroom for us to hang it:

(Don’t mind the unevenly displayed Thomas decals. Liam spotted those from an aisle away on a recent shopping trip and I’m the sucker who bought them for him.)

Now the next thing I need to figure out is what to do with the “keepers”: the projects worth hanging onto. Fellow blogger, Crafty Mom, wrote a great post awhile back about organizing her girls’ art collections and I think I’ll try to do what she did and start an art scrapbook for Liam.



  1. Brenda June 20, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    We often use the artwork as wrapping paper for small gifts for the grandparents.

  2. Heather June 20, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    We use it for wrapping paper, too!
    I have a large art portfolio tucked behind a bookshelf for the special pieces. I do find that going through it periodically allows me to be more objective and thin it out a little bit. 🙂

  3. Susan Berman July 24, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    I love this idea – so affordable and attractive. My kids are almost grown up but I still have some of their art hanging around the house!

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