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Project

Kid Collector Desk

Introduction

Here are some tips on how to put a Kid Collector desk to good use.

 

Materials

  • Pictures and postcards
  • Ribbon
  • Glass-fronted boxes
  • Binders
  • Memorabilia

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Hang their favorite pictures and postcards on a whimsical adaptation of a clothesline; we used ribbon.

  2. Step 2

    Display small items in glass-fronted boxes. The content of the display can change as a kid's interests.

  3. Step 3

    Use a binder to organize souvenirs and other collectibles. Arrange maps and brochures from family vacations in plastic page protectors.

  4. Step 4

    Set up a shelf or corner in your child's room where she can hang her own artwork and put together exhibitions of special objects.

Source
Organizing Good Things 2004, Special Issue 2004

Reviews (6)

  • kajungirl 8 May, 2013

    I love this idea. I have a ten yr old six yr old...both love collecting. I would love to know where I can get that adorable desk! Anyone have a clue?

  • LaraElaine 9 Feb, 2011

    Would love to find a desk like this, anyone know where to find it?

  • AnneHartmann 6 Feb, 2011

    When my granddaughters visit for a month in the summer I turn the breakfast nook into an "art room". I hang several ribbons to display their projects on across the windows. We use clothespins decorated with paint, glitter, bows, and small artificial flowers, turning the breakfast area into an art gallery.

  • alibartlett 14 Sep, 2010

    Can someone tell me where that desk is from?? Thanks a bunch!

  • citypixie 26 Feb, 2009

    Apartment Therapy has additional iterations of this idea posted at http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/la/roundup/roundup-inspiration-wires-077574

  • danifred7 28 Jan, 2009

    We love using the clothes line to display all of the preschool and Sunday School artwork that my kiddos bring home. Each of my kids have one in their rooms and a family one in the playroom. Covering the clothes pins with a variety of ribbons makes it even more fun. We have our own personal art gallery!