Gallery walls can be a little bit intimidating. That big wall staring back at you waiting for you to fill it up…but what the heck are you supposed to put there!?
I searched the aisle of Joann for the perfect elements to create your own creative inspiration gallery wall. It’s perfect for your workspace, your craft room and even your kitchen or entryway where you need to keep family papers and calendars organized. With spring cleaning season upon us, the gallery wall will get you in the mood to be creative and organized!
To create this gallery, I reached the ready-made materials for Joann like corkboards, chalkboards and wood plaques then I went to town with my own DIY know-how to personalize each piece to fit my workspace. Let me take you on a little tour of how easy this is to assemble.
EASY PAINTED CHALKBOARD
1. Grab a pre-made framed chalkboard and add paint to the wooden edge
2. Use a circle sponge dauber dipped in paint to add a scalloped edge around the chalkboard
DIY PEG SHELF
1. Grab a wood plaque and a 5/8” wood dowel, then saw the wood dowel into 4” lengths
2. Drill three 5/8” holes into the plaque
3. Place the dowels into the holes and paint plaque
4. Last, place a wood plank onto the pegs to create a shelf (not pictured here)
DIY WASHI TAPE CANVAS
1. Add washi tape around the outside edge of a narrow painter’s canvas
2. Trim a piece of project paper to the size of the canvas then adhere the paper with Decou-Page
For this covered canvas, the decoupage protects the paper so that you can easily tape papers to it with washi tape and easily remove the washi tape without damaging the patterned paper surface.
DIY CLOTHESPIN BULLETIN BOARD
1. First use a piece of project paper to cover a large painter’s canvas
2. Use washi tape to cover the front of a clothespin
3. Trim off the excess washi tape
4. Last, use hot glue to adhere the clothespins to the covered canvas
PHEW! Did you hang in there? Each of these little projects is really very simple and a fun way to personalize your gallery wall! To finish off my gallery wall, I added a corkboard and a simple floral paper banner that I snagged from the glorious dollar bin near the front of my Joann store!
Let’s take a look at how these all came together!