How to Make a 6-Frame Gallery Wall Out of Single Poster

 

Hi Friends, I wanted to hop on really quickly to share with you how I created the TV gallery wall from my Cozy Basement Family Room Reveal out of 6 frames and 1 poster! Although I had originally planned on creating a gallery wall with family pictures, I just didn’t get around to taking nice, high quality photos for the size frames that I wanted to use, so I improvised using large format frames and a chopped up clearance poster from Hobby Lobby for the art.   Keep reading if you want to learn how to create a gallery wall in a pinch!  (This post contains affiliate links.  Should you click on them and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.)

 If you’d like to get this look, here’s what you’ll need:

I started out with these format frames which were purchased for less than $10 each.


These are kinda my go-to frames because they are really easy to load up, and they go with any decor.

I had this poster which I purchased at Hobby Lobby, probably a year ago on clearance for $3.  I decided that if I could get 6-8×10 sized pieces of art out of this poster,  I would be golden–since this is just a temporary fix until I can capture some good family photos.

I used an 8×10 sheet of photo paper as my template and cut each piece of the poster using scissors and then getting nice clean lines using my paper cutter. ( An X-Acto knife would have been preferable) 

I then popped out the glass, flipped over the white insert/stock photo, stuck a piece of folded painters tape to the back of one of my poster squares and placed it centered onto the back side of the stock photo/insert to make it appear as though it is matted.

and then put them up around my television.  If you’d like some tips on hanging a gallery wall, click to this post.

What do you think?  Not bad for a cheap, quick fix!

Be Wonderful,

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  1. Andrea @ Decorating Cents
    January 9, 2017 / 10:47 pm

    They look so good. I love the abstract print you chose too. Hmmm where can I try this? Maybe my bedroom above the tv.

    • Carli A
      January 15, 2017 / 1:27 am

      ooooh that would be nice Andrea! If you do it tag me 😊

  2. Anonymous
    January 10, 2017 / 2:08 pm

    Hi Carli,The wall looks great!! What size was your poster?

  3. mrstcowell
    January 11, 2017 / 11:47 pm

    Looks great! What size poster did you use?

    • Carli A
      January 15, 2017 / 1:28 am

      Unfortunately I didn't meausre and it wasn6on the packaging, sorry 😏

  4. Darnetha | ChippaSunshine
    January 15, 2017 / 6:42 am

    Such a great idea! Looks fantastic!

  5. Laura
    December 27, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    Wow! That looks so awesome. Thank you for sharing.. and what a great deal those frames are. Thanks for the link!

  6. Vicki L Packham
    August 5, 2019 / 5:32 pm

    I’m trying this in an Airbnb around the TV. Did you use the hangers on the frames or how did you hang them on the wall? I’d like to not have to be straightening them all the time. I’m wondering if double sided tape would work?

    • fwmadebycarli
      Author
      August 5, 2019 / 7:39 pm

      Hi Vicki! I used the hangers on the frame and then, since they are so lightweight, I rolled up some double sided tape and put it on the bottom corners. Hope this helps 🙂

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