Now that we are on summer break I have begun to sort through all of the kiddos' art work that made its way home this school year. I love all of their beautiful creations but I have to be honest for years I just packed the year's worth of art into tupperware boxes. The boxes filled with art work made their way to the basement storage area - never to see the light of day again. What a waste!!!
This year I thought I would try something new. During the school year I only saved art that "spoke" to me or was very meaningful to my children. By the last day of school we had a pretty good pile. While I would loved to have framed the art in its original state that would have cost me a small fortune and I would have run out of wall space in no time!
So I did the unthinkable - I cut my children's works of art! Cutting the pieces into smaller sizes made it possible for me to frame them in simple frames from the dollar store. I used the mattes that came with the frames as a template, trace and cut. Pieces of art work that were 12 x 16 and bigger easily were cut to fit into smaller frames.
In no time at all I had a pretty gallery of my children's beautiful works! Now all I have to do is decide if I want to keep the group together and hang them on the wall going down to the basement. Or I could break the group up and hang the art work in each kiddo's room. What do you think?