That system wasn't working for me. I wanted to enjoy Trevor's artwork year-round. I wanted to be able to get to it easily, to change out projects without dealing with all the boxes in the garage. And I wanted to see my own projects, too. I've made some stuff over the years that makes me smile whenever I see it; why was it in boxes and never out on display? Time to change all of that.
For years, we've hung the Christmas cards we receive on the wall above Trouble's cage. The other 11 months of the year, the wall is empty. It was the obvious place to put our new art wall. (Where would the Christmas cards go, come December? I'll share that solution tomorrow.) But how would I store the artwork that was out of season without lofting it in the garage?
Pizza boxes. And a bookshelf.
I went to the local Mary's Pizza Shack (delicious pizza, by the way) and asked for some pizza boxes. I offered to buy them, but manager just gave them to me, so I put a few dollars in the tip jar. Once I got home, I printed labels, cut them with the paper trimmer, and glued them to the boxes.
As you can see, I made boxes for Valentine's Day, Spring, Summer, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Year-Round. The Christmas artwork is staying with the Christmas decorations, because we will always decorate for Christmas. The stack of six boxes fits perfectly on a bookshelf upstairs.
As a reminder, you can find tutorials for the summer projects and all the rest of our seasonal artwork on my Crafts by Holiday / Topic tab.