Displaying Kids Artwork using Yardsticks

It's that time of year again,  Back to school!

My oldest son, Liam just started 1st Grade and my youngest, Jax will be starting pre-school next week.

Let the School work come flooding in!

 So as you may remember, last year I re purposed this old bulletin board to display all of Liam's artwork.  You can see that post HERE.  But with this new school year, we needed a fresh start.
 So I took it all down...

I wrote Liam's name and the year on the back of all of my very favorites.

 And then placed them in a large sack.  This sack hangs from a hanger in the closet.

  Then because I just can't keep all of it,  I took pictures of some of them too,  that way I have a picture to remember it by instead of the artwork.
Then not too long ago,  I drove by a house that had a pile of junk outside with a  big sign that said,  free, and of coarse I had to stop the car and take a look, all the while Liam, from the back seat was so annoyed. He's only in the first grade and already I embarrass him.
But look at all the treasures I found;  an old camera, a jewelry box and a couple of old yard sticks.

  I decided to hang the yardsticks up in my hallway, replacing the bulletin board.

 Then using thumb tacks, I am able to hang all of the kid's artwork onto it.

 I'm looking forward to filling it up.

So how do you all display your children's artwork?


  1. What a cute idea:) I'm a refridgerator girl or was (they are older now) but I have plans for what I kept I just don't know what they are yet. Thank you for sharing


  2. I love the yardsticks! Great way to show the beautiful artwork.

    So funny that you already embarrass your little guy. Keep digging for those treasures though. You don't want to miss anything good.

    Blessings, Amy

  3. Thank you for the great idea! Here are some more ideas for storing, displaying and making keepsakes from kids’ art. http://www.happydoodles.com/blogs/news/6041344-63-of-parents-feel-guilty-about-ditching-kids-artwork