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Creative Ways to Hang your Kids’ Art Creations

Looking for a creative way to display your kids’ masterpieces? Check out these fun ideas so you can showcase everything from colorful doodles to finger paintings alongside the rest of your decor!

1. Cork Board Wall

An industrial look, this textured backdrop is the perfect space to pin up all your little one’s latest designs!

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2. Old Cabinets

Even old hardware can be completely refurbished into art destinations! All you need are a few decorative touches and you’re good to go.

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3. Thrifted Frames

Another inexpensive alternative to framing your art is… using different types of frames! Find a few from your local thrift store to paint and distribute along the wall. Soon your kids will have a gallery space all their own!

4. Clothespins and Twine

Not only is this craft unbelievably simple, but it also looks adorable with your children’s masterpieces attached! Try one strand above your furniture, or a few along an empty wall.

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6. Ribbons

Check out this idea from a previous BoomBoom DIY project! Ribbon can be an elegant tool for properly showing off the work of your mini-artists.

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5. Clipboards

No matter if you decide to add paint or leave them plain, clipboards can be the perfect touch-up to a simple home. You will also love how easily the designs slide in and out!

 

7. Wall Decals

Add bright decals for a fun, whimsical change to your wall! Your kids’ art pieces will meld well alongside the equally vibrant framing.

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8. Clothes Hangers

Simple and effective, you’ll wonder why you never thought of it before! Hangers can showcase all shapes and sizes of art, and they even add an element of eclecticism.

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Do you have any unique ways to hang your kids’ homemade designs? Share them in the comments below!

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Featured Dad Artist: Richard Rabassa

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Not only is Richard Rabassa a talented BoomBoom Prints artist, but he is also a dad to three adorable kids. His insight on fatherhood is filled with beautiful moments of happiness, showing exactly why dads are so incredible. Read on to learn about his life with children, his proudest moments, and more!

I have 3 kids who are currently 3, 4 and 6 years old, so for a while there I was changing diapers every 15 minutes. Their names are Harrison, Zoë, and Nicolas.

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My kids inspire me by letting me see the world through their eyes. They have no preconceived notions of anything. Everything is fresh, new, exciting and ultimately something to be taken apart. When it comes to art, they don’t hold back. They all have distinct opinions and favorite color. Everything I create needs to be in Blue, Green and Pink…

As for balance, still trying to figure that one out but I do my best.

BBP: Of all your art, which pieces are your kids’ favorites?

The boys both love the “Flying Pig” illustration. Zoe’s favorite is “The Dance Class” illustration which hangs over her bed.

BBP: How did you decorate your children’s rooms?

When my wife and I decided to start a family, I wanted to create fun imagery for them. I had just started teaching myself how to create imagery using 3D software.With so many popular 3D animated kids films out, I thought I’d try my hand at some illustrations. I started with one robot, then another and another. As each of our children were born, I created new illustrations for them – mainly robots and animals.

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BBP: What is your proudest moment as a dad?

When my daughter started art directing me at age 3. Her critiques usually revolve around the color pink.

BBP: What is your favorite way to spend time with your kids?

Creating with them. We often sit at the kitchen table and color. We create anything from drawings to hang in their rooms to pirate hats and Lucha Libre wrestling masks. These come in handy for our daily wrestling matches on the sofa.

BBP: How does art influence your life as a dad?

Art is a creative and passionate expression of ideas and emotions. It finds it’s wait into young minds from an early age, usually in the form of masterpieces on the bedroom walls and furniture. As a Dad, I’ve been able to draw upon my right-brain thinking to creatively problem solve things like splitting a cookie evenly, containing a toxic diaper, and getting cookie dough out of an Xbox.

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Also be sure to check out Stuff by Rabassa:

 

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