DIY Gallery Wall

{UPDATE: Since this post, I’ve added a few more frames and prints to my DIY gallery wall. I’d love for you to check it out here!}

Do you remember when I posted about my 5 Things To DIY? Yeah, neither do I. As soon as I made that list and published it, life got insanely busy and none of those things got done. No pretty coasters, no coral entry table, no canvases hanging on my bedroom walls, and certainly no gallery wall present.

However, last Tuesday I had an afternoon of free time before heading home for Thanksgiving break. This was the perfect time to work on my gallery wall and hopefully knock it all out in one afternoon! I already had all of my supplies so it shouldn’t take too long, right? Wrong.

I thought the actual hanging process would be quick and painless, which it was for the most part. However, I totally forgot to account for the time it would take to put photos in their frames, cut templates for each picture frame, apply hanging strips, and figure out the “perfect” arrangement.

How to DIY a Gallery Wall | via Framed Frosting blog

 
Step One: gather materials
{I used Command hooks and strips because our apartment complex doesn’t allow nails.}
 

How to DIY a Gallery Wall | via Framed Frosting blog

Step Two: cut out templates for each frame

{I used some kraft paper I had laying around from a package I had received.}

How to DIY a Gallery Wall | via Framed Frosting blog

Step Three: figure out the “perfect” arrangement on the frames
{This was essential because those Command hooks don’t move much after they’re stuck.}

How to DIY a Gallery Wall | via Framed Frosting blog

Step Four: lightly tape up your templates
{Then, once they’re up there feel free to move things around until you like how it looks.}

How to DIY a Gallery Wall | via Framed Frosting blog

Step Five: hang your picture frames using those templates as guides
{After I had two of my frames hung, I ended up changing the arrangement a little bit.}

How to DIY a Gallery Wall | via Framed Frosting blog

How to DIY a Gallery Wall | via Framed Frosting blog
How to DIY a Gallery Wall | via Framed Frosting blogHow to DIY a Gallery Wall | via Framed Frosting blog
anchor print c/o Kitty Meow Boutique // I Love You print c/o After Nine to Five // Feather print via Yellow Heart Art // Blogging print via Parada Creations // Teddy Bear custom print c/o Diesel & Juice // Enjoy the Little Things via my shop // Q & I custom print c/o Art by Jacy

Isn’t she a beauty? I seriously can’t stop staring and admiring my hard work. I am so impressed with the way it turned out! I plan on purchasing some more frames in the upcoming months so I can add this print and this print, oh and this one.

{UPDATE: Since this post, I’ve added a few more frames and prints to my DIY gallery wall. I’d love for you to check it out here!}

Do you have a gallery wall in your home?
If not, does this make you want to start your own?

Today I’m linking up here.

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Comments

  1. says

    I love the gallery wall; it looks fantastic! All the prints go together very well. We have a gallery wall in our home (pictures from the different cities we went to on our honeymoon) and it was a lot of work coming up with the right arrangement (and getting everything to look the way we imagined!) so great job!

  2. says

    I’ve got to remember to put in the prep work to make the gallery wall go easily. I keep wanting to do one, and keep not getting around to it.

  3. says

    Thanks for putting this tutorial up! I have been wanting to make a gallery wall in my living room for awhile now and even have the things I want to hang but I wasn’t sure how to figure out the arrangement and hang it without having a million people over to hold everything in place. :)

  4. says

    Such a great little gallery wall! I just started putting one together this past summer. It’s something I would like to add to in the future. Found you through Live Laugh Rowe and am a new follower :)

  5. says

    Before we moved we had a wall full of crosses, all of them were gifts by friends and family throughout the course of 12 years. Now that we moved and will be moving again soon we don’t have one. We will start a new one soon though! Once we are settled in our new home :D

  6. says

    I have all the frames for my Gallery wall but haven’t hung them yet. It was great that I stumbled upon this post tonight. Arrangement and what I was going to hang the frames with were my biggest issues, and now those are both worked out. Thanks!

  7. says

    I just love it Danielle!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality! I can’t wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening!

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