Does your child come home an abundant amount of artwork every day? And you don’t have the heart to throw it out while they are there? Well, here is a simple way for you to keep that work, at least for a week or so until a new supply comes in. Before making this hanger, I had to explain that I could not display all of their work, so I needed their help to “choose” which ones they want to display. The others stay in a box under the bed and magically never fills up… So far, this theory has worked and of course, the precious ones stay as keepsakes.
Here is a list of things you will need. I found these items laying around the house and you can replace any of these with what you have around.
- string, yarn, rope, or wire – I used a burlap rope.
- 2 nails, hooks, or frame backings
- name badge clips, clothes pin (painted – go crazy), paper clips
- decorative tape, simple clear , masking tape, or duct tape
- First I had to decide where to display my children’s artwork. I ended it putting it in my sewing, craft, guest bedroom.
- Measure how long you want your rope.
- Tape the ends to make a loop.
- Put the screws, nails, hooks, or on the wall. You can tighten or loosen the string on how much you want it to sag in the middle.
- I used name badge clips and just put them on the rope.
- Last, ask your child or children to clip the work on themselves. It gives them a sense of accomplish and they are so happy to have contributed to decorating your room.