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11.26.2012

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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31 comments:

  1. 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!

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  2. Love this! I have to use command hooks in my apartment as well, so the tissue paper idea is great for planning!
    I still need to go buy frames, print pictures and hang it all - basically everything! Hehe :)


    <3
    carelessly graceful

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  3. 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.

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  4. Looks great girl!! I have two gallery walls lol Can't help myself :)

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  5. Good job! I have a gallery wall FAIL in my living room. Totally using the template idea when I finally get around to updating it!

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  6. 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. :)

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  7. Cute wall! I would love for you to stop by and link this up to my weekly link party. http://thelifeofjenniferdawn.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-little-bird-told-me-link-party-21.html

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  8. Such a cute gallery wall!! Thanks for linking up! :)

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  9. I saw this featured over at DIY. I really need to do this so I pinned it in my decor board. I'd love you to come link this up at my Pin Me Linky Party.

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  10. That paper is a slick trick! What a fun and inspiring wall... :)

    hugs x
    Crystelle
    http://www.crystelleboutique.com

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  11. 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 :)

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  12. 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

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  13. Great idea! So much easier than some of the other tutorials I've seen! Thanks for sharing at Pin It Thursday, I featured you here http://www.sweetbellaroos.com/2013/01/10/pin-it-thursday-17/

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  14. This looks great! I love all the prints too. I'm a new follower ;)

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  15. 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!

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  16. Thanks for linking up at the Create & Inspire Party last week Danielle! Tonight we are featuring YOU! Hope you stop by! xo, Kimberly

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  17. Thanks for linking up at All Things Pretty Danielle! I've pinned this gorgeous gallery!

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  18. Amazing gallery wall! Loving it! Did something a while ago too.
    Have a wonderful day!
    (co-hosting at Ginger's Snap Craft)

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  19. I love it! We are slowly working our way to getting our gallery wall up. This is beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

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  20. Congrats on being featured at All Things Pretty....please visit again this week at http://myfashionforwardblog.com

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  21. It looks great! Aren't command strips the greatest? I have a slight addiction to gallery walls. You can see my latest one here: http://www.dejongdreamhouse.com/2013/03/chair-rail-family-gallery.html

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  22. 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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  23. We did one as well - i think it came out great! check it out here - http://www.bungalowtwenty.com/2013/05/the-pink-couch-living-room.html

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  24. It came out great! Nice work!

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  25. just came across your blog! love it! looking forward to reading more!

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