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.)
- 6-16″x20″ Format frames
- 6-16×20 Photo Mats (optional, I did not use mats)
- Large Abstract Art Poster (Something abstract that I love)
- Paper Cutter or X-Acto Knife and a straight edge/ruler
I started out with these format frames which were purchased for less than $10 each.
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!