Well, it's been hanging up by a paper clip for over a year.
All that picture hanging I've been doing, got me to thinking that it might be nice to find a frame for this. You know, to make it more permanent looking.
I thought maybe I could use one of the frames in our stairway. But both were a bit too short, one was too narrow and the other a bit too wide. So I'd have to cut the artwork to make it fit and possibly make a mat for it. Seemed like too much work. And besides, if I used one of these frames, I'd have to find something to hang in it's place.
So I decided to check my stash of frames in the basement.
I found this frame that used to be in our old house. We had a bunch of photos of our ancestors printed out and displayed in our old home's mudroom. Since being in this house, we haven't found a place for them and they've been stored in the basement. Perhaps I'll make a scrapbook of our ancestor's photos one day since I don't see us hanging up the dozen or so frames full of old family photos in this house.
I took out the collage and placed the cherry blossom art in the frame. It fit perfectly, and I do mean perfectly. I didn't have to cut anything and there was no extra space on the edges. It's like the frame was made for her artwork.
So I hung it up. I know, I know it's too low. I'm waiting to get the hubby's approval before I put another hole further up in the wall. And I'm thinking of painting or staining the frame since the light wood doesn't match the cabinets.
I definitely like it better framed. I think a darker frame would really make the branches stand out too.
How do you display your kid's artwork?
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