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18+ Creative & DIY Artwork Display Ideas Your Home Needs

From children’s artwork to family photos, we all need unique art display ideas. If you are looking for ways to display artwork with frames, without frames, and in between, this list is for you!

18 clever DIY art display ideas

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In our home, we are always looking for fun and unique ways to display artwork. My whole family is a line of artists and I never truly feel that a room is finished until art is on display.

Stained Pallet Wood with Clothespin displaying toddler and kid art projects.
DIY Easy Pallet Art Displays (with bonus organizing tips)
We absolutely love our DIY wooden pallet art display. Easily rotate children's artworks, projects, and important papers. Check out this post for more art display ideas and tips.
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Small entryway full of charm and function
Use twine and an old frame to create another great art display idea to display unframed artworks of varying sizes! We can't get enough of this entryway makeover! We know our children would love to see their artworks displayed proudly.
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gallery wall in foyer with rug, hanging light and door.
Large Square Wall Gallery Idea
Learn how to easily hang a grid picture gallery wall to display artworks and photos. This wall uses large black frames that really make a statement in the entryway.
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black frames with large white mats above couch
Assemble Large Offset Mats and Frames
Want a more professional way to display a 4" x 6" photo or drawing. Add a large mat and a simple black frame and display in a grid or line pattern.
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black frames with art on a blue wall.
Varying Sized Frames In This Fun DIY Home Office
Mix adult artwork with children's artwork to create this eclectic gallery wall. If your wall is going to be of different sizes, have fun mixing different frames and mats as well! Here are the black frames with white mats you see pictured.
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DIY Easy Kids Art Display Using Wasabi Tape
Use wasabi tape to create this small and simple artwork display. This is a simple idea to try, especially if you have limited space.
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DIY built-in storage cabinet in a budget basement makeover.
Add Color Using Large Canvases
Abstract and large canvases are a great way to add a pop of color to any space. Adding adult artwork in a kid's space really adds a fun and colorful element in this basement makeover. We love gallery wrapped canvases because you can just paint the edges and don't even need to add a frame.
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DIY repurposed frame display
Repurpose Cabinet Doors into Frames
This is such a clever way to use old cabinet doors and create a frame that you can use anywhere in your home. We love anytime something can be recycled or repurposed for our DIY projects. Even the knobs were adding a different spot to add a spot to display or hang more household items.
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chicken wire framed with clothes pins to display card
Pretty Photo Display with Felt Flowers
This chickenwire and photo frame project is a super fun way to easily display small artworks and notecards. Another great repurposed DIY project to add to your home.
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gel stained drawers and painted dresser with brass hardware.
Rest A Frame On Top of a Dresser
Display items, frames on top of a dresser like with this midcentury modern makeover. Enjoy displaying art without putting holes in the wall.
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DIY Kids Art Display Wall
Don't like putting children's artworks on the fridge? Here is another alternative to our pallet artwork display. Using crown molding and wire you can really create a fun way to display your child's artwork.
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green wire grate used as easy photo display
Easy DIY Wall Grate Photo Display
We love this wall grate photo display using this inexpensive material! This is such a great idea to use something from a big box hardware store. And how cute are those square photos! Such a fun and easy way to display small artworks or your family's memories.
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easy art on window for gallery idea for kids
Window Art Gallery for the Kids
We would love to display our DIY stained glass window project in this art gallery for kids! Such a fun way to showcase your children's artworks and we bet they love that they are "glowing".
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3 DIY art displays above shelves and accessories
DIY Leather & Wood Wall Hanging Prints
How could we not include this amazing and unique idea of using leather and wood. If you love the farmhouse style, then you must check out this art display idea.
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DIY photo display holding pictures
DIY Photo Display – How To Make A Hanging Photo Display
Do you love taking pictures on your phone, but never have a reason to print them off? This is an easy DIY art display you are looking for. Personalize it with your own colored spray paint or wooden letters.
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wood frame on comic art
How to Frame a Poster for Less than $10
If you have woodworking tools at home, this is an amazing idea that will save you money. You will love creating these custom frames for posters and more!
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basement kid craft room with blue accent wall, painted chairs and l-shaped desk.
Our DIY Craft & Homeschool Room Reveal
This homeschool room uses a DIY pegboard with wire and clothespins to easily display children's art projects. The kids love that they are in charge of this art display and love to pin new projects up all the time!
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DIY leather strap picture frame
Quick and Easy DIY Leather Strap Picture Frame Tutorial
We just love when a DIY project can be quick and easy. Check out these awesome leather strap picture frames that could work in any room in your home.
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hand lifting top of wood shadow box up.
DIY Art Shadow Box Frame With Storage
If your house is overflowing with art then you will love the idea of not only displaying projects but also storing artwork. This DIY shadow box design has a removable top so you can easily change the artworks on display.
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Recently my son told me that he knows I throw some of his projects away once they come down from our art display…


Our Favorite

Idea To Store Art

We discuss our art display tips in this post, but I guess I need to do better in adding more to his memory keepsake box. He agreed that we should use that box more! I guess we can all have goals.

But before they go into the box we will continue to explore different ways to display his art.

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