Monday, September 5, 2016

How to: DIY Gallery Wall

From L to R 
Top row: Clipboard from Target, print from blogger conference, Ram head from Hobby Lobby, frame from Target print from London, frame from Target print from Kate Spade, Audrey Hepburn canvas from Bed Bath and Beyond, frame from Hobby Lobby, frame from Target print from Paris, Pineapple frame from Hobby Lobby. 
Bottom row: Audrey Hepburn dictionary page from local gift shop, canvas painted by a friend, frame from Target print from Paris, purple frame from Target, print from Papersource clip board from Target, frame from Target print from Florence, frame from Target print from Audrey Hepburn exhibit in London. 

Gallery walls are kind of my jam. To be honest my apartment is covered in them. But, I can't help it they are so fun and can be very easy to do! I'm going to share my tips and tricks of how to create your dream gallery wall for your dorm, apartment, or even home. 

Tip 1: Collect! Almost all of the things I include in my gallery wall were post cards or pictures I've saved from my travels abroad. But, you don't have to go abroad to get materials like this! You can save greeting cards, postcards, anything to save and frame. 

Tip 2: Don't spend a lot of money! Don't feel the need to spend hundreds of dollars on real art work or prints off of Etsy. Hobby Lobby or other craft stores are a great resource to find prints or art work on sale. When Hobby Lobby had 50% off art work I picked up this adorable gold pineapple that looks like an expensive print. The black and white polka dot and striped print is actual a free postcard I picked up at a Kate Spade store. Doing a DIY gallery wall can be affordable! Just get your frames on sale and be creative for your art work. 

Tip 3: Utilize printables! There are a lot of free printables out there on Pinterest or on artists websites. If you don't want to spend any money do some research and find your own graphics and simply print. 

Tip 4: Personalize it. Use photos of your friends, craft canvases, or find items from local shops to include in your gallery wall for a more personalized look. 

What are your tips to assembling the perfect gallery wall? Let me know in the comments! 

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