The infamous gallery wall ... a staple in any home as far as I'm concerned. But the question always is how do you create a gallery wall that looks put together but not too uniform? After I shared my DIY art tutorial, I got a lot of questions from you all on how to recreate the gallery wall in my living room. I am by no means an interior designer, but I cyber stalk interior designers all day long. So that makes me an expert right? Well maybe not, but I thought you might appreciate some tips on creating the perfect gallery wall that I have learned along the way.
Tip 1: Start with a large piece that will serve as your focal point. Gather other art pieces that are smaller than your focal piece.
Tip 2: Put your focal piece slightly off center on your wall. This creates interest and doesn't make your gallery wall look too contrived.
Tip 3: Mix in photos, artwork, and prints in different shapes and sizes. I like to also mix in frames that come out quite a bit from the wall. This adds another layer to your gallery wall.
Tip 4: Use one color throughout your wall to unite the images. In this case, I used black and white photos and artwork to create a cohesive looking collection.
Tip 5: When you have your collection, arrange your pieces on the floor how you want them. Then cut out paper images of your pieces, making sure to designate where the hanger is on your frame. Use these paper images to arrange your artwork on the wall. Nail right where you marked. Hang up your piece, and rip the paper off.
Any other tips I should add?! Let me know in the comments!
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I'm super excited to share these Copper DIY Lamps with you today. I love to do DIYs that challenge me a bit. I was a little nervous to work with concrete, but I went for it. And I love how these copper lamps turned out. Hop on over to Brit + Co. for the full tutorial.
How do you feel about working with concrete? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
This is my last of the Oscars posts. I'm sad to see it go from the blog really. It was so much fun wasn't it? I definitely saved one of the best for last. And the great part is, you can use everything we have been making all week for this! Meet my Oscars Party Swag Bags.
1. Print + cut template. Tape two sides together.
2. Trace onto vinyl.
3. Iron on vinyl onto tote.
First, print the star template I created for you. Cut out the template. Line up the two sides of the star and tape them together. Trace the star onto the backside of the vinyl. I recommend using a sharpie. Cut out the vinyl star.
Warm the surface of your tote with the iron. Liner side up, iron the star onto the tote. With medium pressure, hold the iron onto each part of the star for 25-30 seconds. Make sure you work your way around the entire star. Flip the tote around and do the same onto the backside of the tote. Let cool and remove the liner. Call your guests! You now have some swag bags to hand out.
Have you guys enjoyed my Oscars ideas? Do you think you will give any of them a try? Let me know what you think in the comments below!
I hardly ever watch TV, but when I do I watch the normal stuff: Sportscenter, Kardashians (shhhh ... it's my guilty pleasure), Today Show in the morning, NBC Nightly News, etc. ... all respectable programs right? (well maybe not KUWTK ;-). Not really sure why, but today my TV watching took a weird turn. I watched 90 Day Fiancé and My 600 Pound Life while I was doing some work. If you haven't seen either one, you have to. You will be hooked in a weird, give you the willies, creepy kind of way. A not-so-weird show that I will definitely be watching with popcorn in hand on Sunday is the Oscars of course! Since it's all about the Oscars this week on the blog, I've got another simple idea for you that will make for fun Oscars watching. These Tuxedo Boxes would be super cute to use for popcorn or as favor boxes for your guests. The best part is these totally match the Tuxedo Confetti Poppers I showed you how to make. Let's get started.
Wide Black Ribbon
Thin Black Ribbon
Black Paper or Card Stock
Small White Gift Box
1. Wrap wide ribbon in a circle and glue the ends together.
2. Wrap and glue a thin piece of ribbon around the center of the wide ribbon to make a bow.
3. Punch out circles from the black paper.
4. Glue bow and circles on the box to make a tuxedo.
First you will wrap the wide ribbon in a circle and glue the ends together like this photo shows. Make sure to line up the ends of the ribbon before gluing.
Next, bunch the center of the wide ribbon together, and wrap a small piece of the thin ribbon around the center. Glue the ends of the small ribbon together trimming any extra ribbon if needed.
Using your hole punch, punch out small circles from your black paper or card stock. Glue the bow tie and the black circles onto the top of the box to look like a tuxedo.
Will you be watching the Oscars this weekend? Let me know in the comments! I'd love to hear what you are doing.
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