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19 Genius Ways To Immortalize Your Kids' Artwork

Bet you've never thought about tracing it all onto a quilt.

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1. Hang on to their dreams.

This is painstaking, but genius and worth it. Jen over at Jen Thousand Words copied, de-colored, and then traced her son's artwork on this one of a kind duvet.For more inspiration, check out Fun at Home with Kids' quilted version.
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This is painstaking, but genius and worth it. Jen over at Jen Thousand Words copied, de-colored, and then traced her son's artwork on this one of a kind duvet.

For more inspiration, check out Fun at Home with Kids' quilted version.

2. Turn their artwork into a titanium keychain.

Etsy seller Formia Design has you covered.
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Etsy seller Formia Design has you covered.

3. Make your own custom-sized mega bulletin board.

Full instructions via The818.com.
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Full instructions via The818.com.

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4. Go digital.

Keepy is a pretty genius app designed to making digitally archiving your kid's artwork a breeze. Plus it's pretty.
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Keepy is a pretty genius app designed to making digitally archiving your kid's artwork a breeze. Plus it's pretty.

5. Treat guests to an ever-changing gallery wall.

Skirt/pant hangers from Ikea double as stylish frames for easily interchangeable artwork.
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Skirt/pant hangers from Ikea double as stylish frames for easily interchangeable artwork.

6. Keep things interesting with hinged storage frames.

Pick one up HERE, or even DIY your own.
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Pick one up HERE, or even DIY your own.

7. Or, for an even simpler version, let them curate their own gallery of masterpieces.

These frames stay affixed to the wall and allow kiddos to arrange their own artwork by clipping it to the picture wire. The DIY Mommy has great instructions.
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These frames stay affixed to the wall and allow kiddos to arrange their own artwork by clipping it to the picture wire. The DIY Mommy has great instructions.

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8. Turn their masterpieces in to tea towels or guest napkins.

You can wipe your hands with their love. Wait. I mean that in a good way. Instructions via Setting For Four.
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You can wipe your hands with their love. Wait. I mean that in a good way. Instructions via Setting For Four.

9. Have them reprinted on metal or wood.

Aluminize prints photos on aluminum, but they can print your kids' artwork on these high gloss virtually indestructible panels too!If you're feeling for more a rustic vibe, check out Prints On Wood.
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Aluminize prints photos on aluminum, but they can print your kids' artwork on these high gloss virtually indestructible panels too!

If you're feeling for more a rustic vibe, check out Prints On Wood.

10. Print a favorite drawing on a t-shirt.

I Am Momma Hear Me Roar has a great tutorial.

11. Use picture wire to display a bunch at once.

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12. Scan and resize it for framing.

13. Or, you could mod podge small or resized artwork onto wood using this DIY photo block method.

They stand on their own and look great. Instructions via Two Busy Blondes.

14. Turn their favorite doodle in to a lovey.

Visit Pinnochio's Friends for more info.

15. Create a retrospective for each year.

Learn how HERE.
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16. Need gift ideas for loved ones? Look no further than your kiddo's art portfolio.

Lil Blue Boo has the tutorial for this sweet pillow.
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Lil Blue Boo has the tutorial for this sweet pillow.

17. Turn their doodles into decor.

That Lil' Blue Boo is good.

18. Have their creations 3D printed.

Kids Creation Station creates unique toys designed by your kiddos that each come with their own diorama.
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Kids Creation Station creates unique toys designed by your kiddos that each come with their own diorama.

19. Create a photobook using images of their artwork.

This stunning rendition belongs to Zig and Zag blog. For great tips on photographing your kids' artwork for posterity, visit Simple As That.
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This stunning rendition belongs to Zig and Zag blog. For great tips on photographing your kids' artwork for posterity, visit Simple As That.