Do you have too many cute photos, but not enough places to display them? Make these fun frames and plaques for your family gallery wall.
Give your plain frames a 3-D look with just a few simple materials.
They make great gifts, too!
So here’s the story.
I love giving personalized gifts, and I love taking photos of the grandkids. So I created personalize gifts with photos of my grandkids. A no brainer, right?
Can you make one to fit your wall? Of course. It’s actually easier than trying to find just the right size items to fit your wall space. Just measure the area, choose the size items you need at craft stores, follow these tips, and group them together.
Yup. It’s that easy.
Gallery walls are expensive if you buy frames and decorative art, but making your own art with simple craft and dollar store materials is easy, inexpensive, and fun. Here are some quick tips to make your own.
Materials for Frames
- 5×7 frame
- 8×10 piece of heavy cardboard or foam board
- a 10 by 12 piece of fabric
- hot glue gun
- peel and stick photo corners
- a 5×7 photo
- Command strips.
1. Take apart a dollar store 5×7 frame to remove the glass and the backing.
2. Paint the frame. I used leftover wall paint.
3. Put peel and stick photo corners in each corner of the frame and slide in your photo. Mount these on the outside of the frame, not the inner rim where the glass goes. This makes your photo come forward and gives it a nice 3D effect.
4. Wrap an 8×10 piece of cardboard with fabric. Use hot glue to secure it onto the back. I found my 8×10 cardboard at Michael’s for $1, but that’s only because I didn’t have a sturdy box handy to make my own.
5. Hot glue the 5×7 frame to the 8×10 fabric covered cardboard.
6. Mount on the wall with Command Strips.
7. Do the happy dance.
That’s it! You can change the photo often because all you do is pull it out of the photo corners. You can find these at craft stores as well.
You can also make your family initial wall art will these simple materials.
- a store-bought initial
- a painted or fabric covered plaque
- jute rope
- glue gun
- Command Strips
This Artminds Parenthesis Plaque is $2.49 at Michael’s. You can also find laser cut shapes and other fun plaques on their website.
- Hot glue the letter onto the center of the plaque.
- Hot glue the jute rope around the edges.
- Mount on the wall with Command Strips.
- Ooh and ahh.
Add these to your family gallery wall and enjoy!
Don’t miss the tutorial on this DIY family sign.
With Michael’s coupons, some dollar store frames, less than 1/4 yard of fabric (or a scrap for free), and other items I already had, this project came together in just a few hours and for less than $10.
Super happy dance!