DIY Holiday Gallery Wall

It truly is the most wonderful time of the year, isn’t it?! Having worked around our home the past several days, changing out fall decor to holiday and Christmas decor has found me in the Christmas spirit. I am thrilled that this season has arrived! I shared our Christmas living room just a couple of days ago (found here) and I am excited to share with you all our holiday entryway that includes this DIY holiday gallery wall as the focal point.

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It is a joy to be a part of the “Have Yourself A Merry Little DIY” blog hop, hosted by my talented and dear friend Kelly over at The Tattered Pew. This blog hop includes twelve bloggers throughout two days that are sharing some fantastic DIYs, and I am part of day two! You can catch up on yesterday’s shares at the bottom of this post. If you are coming from my friend Kendra over at Joy In Our Home, welcome! How fun is the rustic holiday deer decor that she shared for her DIY? Now, I am going to share how to DIY a holiday gallery wall.

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The gallery wall that greets people into our home is one of my favorites to change up as the seasons change and creating a holiday gallery wall was a DIY that I was genuinely excited about doing in our home. With just a little planning, gathering, measuring, and hanging, you too can create a holiday gallery wall that will bring holiday cheer to your home this year.

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Farmhouse style gallery walls utilize various textures, shapes, and sizes. For my gallery wall, I wanted it to have Christmas themed signs and words, flocked greenery, and furniture to ground it with soft and festive touches. As you plan out yours, think about a space that may already have a large piece of furniture but little or no wall decor/art above it. It may be a console table in your entryway, a large open wall above your sofa or a bench similar to mine in an entryway and foyer area.

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Here are some ideas for you to gather to create your holiday gallery wall:

  • Scroll art with a holiday quote or image

  • Wooden sign that has lyrics from a Christmas song

  • Chippy window with holiday wreath layered on top

  • Metal words with a holiday saying

  • Animal head

  • Macrame tapestry

  • Pre-lit greenery

  • Hanging sconces or lanterns

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Once you’ve gathered your gallery wall pieces, it is time to plan out where each piece will go. For me, I decided to keep a few of my everyday gallery wall pieces up and mix them with the seasonal wall pieces. If you are starting with a blank wall, you first want to trace the size/shape of each item onto crafting paper. This is your chance to play around with the overall shape you prefer, whether it is linear (like mine) or more of a bell shape. It’s merely personal preference! Take the craft shapes and use painters tape to move them around on your wall space until you get it just like you like it!

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Now that you have them ready to go, take the real object and hang it on the wall! Don’t forget the space below the gallery wall. Insider’s tip: since most items in a gallery wall are “hard” material (i.e., signs, windows, etc) this is a great opportunity to add something “soft” to the space like a blanket draped on the bench as I did or several soft pillows on your sofa if the wall is above it. Also, don’t forget to place some festive pieces around the furniture like the Santa and the little flocked tree.

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I hope you feel inspired to create your own holiday gallery wall too! It is such a great way to create holiday cheer in an impactful way! Now, I can’t wait for you to head over to my good friend Sarah’s home at Grace In My Space. You are going to love her holiday photo DIY!

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