Review: IKEA Dignitet Curtain Wire and Clips

IKEA wire and hooks

Submitted by: Anni Lyzenga, middle and high school art teacher from Lakeland, Florida

Product Title: IKEA Dignit Curtain Wire and Clips

Grade Levels: 3rd grade and up

Categories: Teaching Resource, Art History/Aesthetics/Criticism

Product Review: The Ikea Dignitet curtain wire and clips are a great addition to the art room.  Used together, these can be used to quickly clip up artwork for student critiques, or as a more permanent exhibit of student work.  Be sure to have a wire cutter handy as well to cut off extra length of wire to fit your room.  Currently, I have three of these installed in my art room.  Be sure to chose a spot that is easy for all students to view and if stacking them, leave enough space to display large artwork or posters.

Bucket Rating (out of 5):

(5) Love it!  Need it!  Gotta have it now!

(5) Love it! Need it! Gotta have it now!

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3 Comments

  • July 31, 2009

    Ellen S.

    I love them – but they aren’t offered on-line – you have to find an IKEA… I had to drive two hours for mine! Is there another way to craft something similar from the hardware store?

  • July 31, 2009

    Anni Lyzenga

    I have also seen teachers use eyehooks in a similar way. You could attach two eyehooks to the wall and affix a thin chain between the two. This method could also be used to display just one picture if you hang the chain vertically from the eyehooks and use a clip at the end of the chain to attach the picture to.

  • July 16, 2010

    Anni Lyzenga

    Here is an article that I recently found about how to put one of these together with basic hardware. Please see the following link: http://www.lowescreativeideas.com/idea-library/Modular_Photo_Display_0710.aspx

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