Now I don't know about your kids, but my daughter loves drawing! She definitely knows what she wants and if we don't draw at least once a day, there is usually hell to pay. But with her being under 2, her masterpieces are usually nothing more than colourful(but beautiful) scribbles on a page, and sometimes I just can't stand to throw them away.
So I've come up with a quick DIY solution which not only looks good, but also budget friendly. (Some things I had, but the extra items only totalled £6!)
First, I bought a plain binder from Poundland. I really like the rustic look, but if you'd prefer something with a pattern or a bit more colourful, they have quite a good selection there!
Next I simply edged the spine of the binder in some self-adhesive lace. (Which again came from Poundland) I was a little worried about it not being very sticky and peeling off but we have been using it for about 4-5 months now and it had stayed on so far. Of course if you are a little worried you can always stick it down with hot glue or a glue stick.
Following that I cut some strips of black card (which I already had) and backed them onto the front of the binder with double-sided tape, before adding wooden scrable tiles on top with hot glue. (Once again I already had the scrabble tiles from a previous DIY project, but I originally purchased them from Amazon for £1.52 for 100tiles. So very inexpensive!)
And then finally, I just added a square of corrugated cardboard, which I'd tore off the side of a nappy box and her hand and footprint using print ink that I still had from her baby shower.
On the inside I clipped in some colourful pocket folders (from Tesco for £2.50 for a set of 5) and using my label maker added one to each for her different ages.
And there you have it, a beautiful, customisable way to store your children's artwork for £6! (Well £6.02 if you're really counting)
What I really like about it, is that it's very space effective. Especially for smaller children who can't quite draw shapes and figures yet, with masterpieces that may not be fridge-door worthy yet, but you don't want to throw it away. For older children you could possibly use a binder with a thicker binder for their drawlings of even artwork that they bring home from school.
Let me know if you've enjoyed reading about how I store my daughters artwork by leaving a comment below. And please let me know how you keep your children's sketches or school work. I would really love to know. Thanks again for reading.
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