Wow, did you see Angelina Jolie’s stunner of a wedding dress? It was both elegant and unbelievably sentimental, adorned with embroidered replications of her children’s artwork in the gown and veil. Brilliant, no?
And, you know, it got us to thinking: aside from a handmade Versace gown, what are other ways to reinvent our kids’ art? Instead of stockpiling it in plastic bins in the attic (we’ll call that Plan A), we’ve gathered some alternative, brilliant, Jolie-Pitt-inspired ways to preserve and transform their art into beautiful, useful keepsakes you’ll treasure forever.
Artists like those at Totally Out of Hand transform your child’s art into wearable pins that can adorn lapels, jackets, backpacks, hats and lanyards. We can’t think of a better good luck charm for anybody in the family.
Jen of A Thousand Words traced 120 of her son’s original (and might we say phenomenal) monster drawings onto a duvet cover that is not only one-of-a-kind, but completely out of this world!
Move your favorite paintings from the refrigerator door to the wall where they belong. All you have to do is take a photo of the art and have it uploaded online and transferred to printed, stretched canvas that arrives at your door ready to hang! Guess what? Your local Costco photo department offers this service.
Searching for the perfect gift for the child or adult that has everything? Imagine their face when they see their favorite drawing transformed into a plush toy. Kid-Inspired Creatures hand crafts “softies” with exacting detail to the child’s art.
Everybody can use a key chain, and every parent can definitely use a key chain created from their kids’ doodles. Etsy shop Formia Design creates titanium replicas of your favorite masterpieces. (Can you think of a cooler gift for Dad?)
And finally, how about incorporating your child’s art into your home décor? Imagine a bathroom or kitchen backsplash featuring one of these mosaic tiles created by Cherie Bosela. Beautiful!
Do you have a great way to preserve kids’ art? Tell us about it!