How To Hang Gallery Wall Picture Frames Easily With This No Measuring Trick. Plus How To Make The Pictures Easily Interchangable
If you are anything like me you have just about a million photos you want to hang everywhere & on everything.
With the arrival of baby Eli the need to plaster his face everywhere is overwhelming.
A gallery wall keeps all the photos in one place & I really wanted it to have a clean modern feel. I am kinda done with the randomly placed photos mixed in with letters & what not.
Before you pitch fork my house, I did have one of those gallery walls for all our wedding photos. At the time I did love love love it.
I am just going in a different direction with my décor style now.
Now I like things cleaner looking since having a baby makes it hard to keep anything clean. I figure at least my décor can be clean looking!
So with my level, gallery picture frames, & command strips in hand, I got to work! Picture hanging use to terrify me because I use to use nails to hang everything, so placement was pretty permanent.
Then, I discovered command picture hanging strips & I will never go back!
- 11 X 14 Float Gallery Picture Frames
- 8 X 10 Photos
- Command Picture Hanging Strips
- Tape Measure
- Painters Tape
How To Hang Gallery Wall Picture Frames:
I know there are 100 million ways to hang a photo gallery wall but I will without fail always choose to do things the lazy girl way! If you saw my fancy window trim the lazy girl way, you know this is the truth.
I started out with my Belmont float picture frame set from Michaels.
If I’m being honest I bought these by mistake.
Michaels was having a crazy good frame sale so I scooped them up quick online without realizing they were float frames.
Float frames have no matte around the photo, it
Luckily I liked how they looked but honestly I wouldn’t go the float frame route again.
They add extra work to make sure the photo is in the center of the frame, & I am not about added work.
Here is a lazy girl gallery wall hack for y’all!
If you follow along with us on our Instagram stories you know my fingers were almost bleeding from bending back all the tabs on each frame, (seriously why are there 454509485 tabs per frame).
So I finally got smart & started using a flat head screwdriver to bend the tabs back.
Once I peeled back all the pesky tabs I added a piece of tape to the back of each photo to make sure it stayed put inside the frame.
After, I had all my gallery wall photos in their frames it was time to prep the wall.
This is not the best picture but I used painters tape to mark the area I wanted the gallery to stay within.
This is a large wall in the entryway of our house, across from it is a small wall separating the dinning room & parlor so I wanted it to be parallel with that.
The painters tape in the middle marks the center of the space.
Next, I added my first photo right underneath the middle piece of tape.
I used my handy dandy little level to make sure the frame was straight & held the frame in place for the recommended 50 seconds the Command Strip needs for maximum holding strength.
How To Hang The Gallery Wall Frames Without Measuring
To set my distance for in between each photo, I folded a piece of painters tape to 1 inch, then I used the tape in between & on the sides of each photo to set the distance.
No complicated grid patterns or marking the walls & using a laser level, just a piece of 1 in painters tape.
Pretty darn simple & it worked out great!
Another great option would be to display wall art in a gallery wall like this. You could interchange seasonal printables into the gallery frames.
That’s it! Creating a beautiful gallery wall without any measuring & basically my new favorite decorative wall!
My gallery wall has 4 rows with 3 photos in each but you can absolutely mix it up anyway you want.
Mmm I love the clean lines of this gallery wall & the Command Strips make it easy to interchange the photos as often as I want.
This is my most recent gallery wall project! These simple DIY picture ledge shelves only took me an hour to make & were less than $20!
I am a huge fan of any home decoration project that adds a little bit more “us” to our home. Personal touches make a home feel cozy.
Do y’all like the black & white or full color gallery wall photos better?