Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Slow Progress ...

This mess of preschool art ...

... now looks like this!

When I posted the shutters, I mentioned feeling bad about having to get rid of the artwork because I just didn't have any place to put them. Someone posted about cutting them down and saving a smaller portion. I don't have much wall space, so I decided to cut most of the artwork down small enough to put them in an empty photo album I had (that I spray painted). I removed the pages in the album and used a hole punch on most of them. For the few small items, I used a plastic sleeve the hole punches wouldn't work for.

I'm glad to be rid of the pile that was lurking in our office and also have a happy artist who can now enjoy her portfolio.

I haven't had much of anything to share the past few days. I've actually been busy doing this and that, but can't seem to get anything finished. Getting the small project above seems like a huge accomplishment considering my lack of progress. Ever have days like that?


  1. This is one of my favorite ideas for saving the artwork. I saved my children's in a big box. Now that they are adults, the artwork has been pared down ... and some have ended up in frames. In the guest bathroom are 2 watercolors, one of a fish undewater and the other of a ship; and a cute pencil drawing of a mermaid w/shells for the top (very cute). All pics done while in elementary school ... the "baby" is now 22!

  2. I LOVE this idea! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Good idea on how to save art work. Also, would you mind sharing the color of the paint in the room. I really like it.

    I love the button frames too.


  4. Wow your table display is so pretty!

  5. I've been following you for a while and have to say I just love your ideas and pictures. LOVE the button frames in the back ground. I remember the blog.. but this shows the "real life" pictures in use. Thanks for a great time.

  6. this is exactly what i need to do. i have my daughter's first year of prek art work piled up on my dryer machine waiting to find a place for them and i haven't gotten around to it. well, i haven't figured it out. so this binder idea sounds like it might fit the bill. what did you do with projects that can't be placed in an album such as hats, etc., if she has any, that is. my daughter has a few hats she's made and i don't want to throw them out. i initially thought of taking pics of all her work and making a photobook online but that's too costly. thanks for the post!

  7. Jro,
    I know what you mean about the pile. I was happy to be rid of it!

    I have some plastic sleeves (got them at Walmart) that I used for anything that I couldn't punch holes into. None of them were large so it worked. I had a hat, some ornaments, some things that were odd shaped, etc. for the sleeves.


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