Published on January 23rd, 2009 | by Jules Yap


What to do with your kid’s artwork

Kids can occupy a lot of space, especially their works of art. Here are two ideas how you can proudly display your child’s handiwork.

Kid’s creative corner
Terese says, “With my daughter having her art projects in every room of the house, I needed one central place for her to be creative and display her art.

1 Table Top: Vika Amon – White – 78 3/4×23 5/8
5 Table Legs: Vika Curry – Red
2 Chairs: Jules – Red/Silver
14 Containers: Beta Plant Pot – Silver – various sizes
4 Boards: Spontan – Black – 25 1/2×17 3/4

Home Depot:
2 Peg Boards 24×48 – painted black
30 J-shaped Peg Hooks
14 round spacers (adapters)
2 rolling container drawers

After putting the table legs on the table, I attached the pegboard to the wall. I used spacers behind the pegboard as to not have it flush against the wall, leaving room for the hooks. I drilled two holes in each of the
containers and put the hooks through them and then attached them to the pegboard. I hung the magnetic board on the adjacent wall next to the pegboards. I filled the containers with all sorts of supplies (crayons,
markers, glue, popsicle sticks, pom-poms, etc.). I put paper, coloring books and larger craft items in the drawers.

Kid’s artwork hanger
Stephanie says, “We have a preschooler who arrives home each day with armloads of ‘artwork’ from school. There isn’t a refrigerator door in the world that’s large enough to accommodate all that paper, so we found ourselves increasingly desperate for a way to display her work. The Deka curtain ‘rod’ is basically a length of wire suspended between two small metal posts.

Curtains hang from the wire via tiny dangling clips. These little clips also happen to do a great job of displaying our daughter’s art collection:

We used a stud finder to locate our walls studs so we could mount the curtain hardware directly to the wall without needing drywall anchors. Took five minutes, cost five bucks.”

See more of Stephanie’s kid’s art display.

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The Author

Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

18 Responses to What to do with your kid’s artwork

  1. What a fun idea!!! I love this, thank you so much sharing! I will definitely have the husband on some home projects this weekend! ha thanks for sharing, so glad I stumbled across your site, I look forward to looking around more and seeing what other amazing ideas you come up with! :) Thanks again!

  2. Anonymous says:

    What Are The Exact Supplies You Used For The Kids Artwork hanger? I’m Confused As To What Was Used And How You Just Paid $5. Please Let Me Know, I Really Would Like To Do This. Thanks.

  3. Cheena says:

    There is another thing you can do with your child’s art :) Share the masterpieces with all the Artful Parents across the globe!! Do stop by and share…


  4. Vivek says:

    Nice artwork thanks for sharing with us.

  5. Emmyshell says:

    In IKEA Springvale, Australia they have used the artwork hack in one of the room sets!

  6. Anonymous says:

    IKEA does not sell the screws to affix to the wall for ANY product. It’s a liability thing. (Don’t you just love the world we live in today?) They do, however, sell a “kit” that includes different types of mounting hardware. (“FIXA”) Or, you can make a trip to your local hardware store, i.e., Lowes, Home Depot, Ace etc.

    And, FYI, this CAN be done with a DEKA, doesn’t have to be a DIGINET. I’ve done it myself. :D

  7. Anonymous says:

    We bought the Deka and were disappointed to find that there were no screws to attach to the wall. Ikea said they didn’t sell them.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Well, carefully looking to the picture you can see that Stephanie did not use Deka but Dignitet. It’s a good idea but I was quite disappointed when I opened Deka package and discovered that you can’t fix it perpendiculary to the wire…


  9. Anonymous says:

    I did the same thing with the curtain wire, but unfortunately, my daughter and her friend were able to pull it out of the drywall over the weekend. They’re 2 1/2 years old, and wanted some dress up purses that were hanging on the wire. Thank god for Gorilla Glue!

  10. Jamie in NE says:

    I love this! I want to do in my scrap/craft room! I unfortunately live far away from any ikea and they do not sell these from their website. Do you know if they will ship from their stores?

  11. Very nice design-pictures, thank you!

  12. MacGaff says:

    I think I want to make one of these just to hold random things around the house!!!

  13. Robj98168 says:

    Terese- what a neat Idea- I have no kids but could certainly use that for my own art stuff

    Stephanie- What a cool idea- I am thinking I could do that for a modern picture rail!

  14. waywardmedic says:

    Wow, can I come over and play? I love the colours on the walls and the floor is amazing. The idea of hanging the artwork is wonderful.

  15. Stephanie says:

    Thank you so much for posting this photo of our wall display!

    We’ve been so thrilled with the Deka “curtain rod.” For awhile you couldn’t even see the playroom floor there was so much “artwork” everywhere, but this cheap, simple solution has kept everything really neat and tidy. Best $5 I’ve ever spent. :-)

  16. Sean says:

    Wow! The curtain rod is genius.

  17. Susan says:

    I need more pics of this room! It looks awesome so far!

  18. Mari says:

    How great-looking is that? Love it!

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