Hello, gorgeous people, and welcome back to my corner of the web! I’ve got so much fun stuff coming up for all of you over the next few months . . . and I’m beyond excited to dive back into blogging!
If you guys remember my last post, an update on my blog, you may remember the ongoing battle I have with my ads. Is it fixed? No. Am I deeply stressed about this? For sure. But I missed interacting with you all – plus I’ve managed to have content written and scheduled for every slot in January, so I decided to jump back in. There’s always affiliate links, right?
But to the topic of today: this beautiful DIY gallery wall. I know one of the few things that kept me sane during Melbourne’s intense lockdown was crafting . . . so I wanted to share something easy, fun and cheap for you guys in the UK to recreate.
(Bonus points for today’s craft being one of the easiest I’ve ever shared! If you’re one of those people that looks at my craft posts and thinks “I’m not artsy enough for that”, I can guarantee this one’s for you.)
What are we making? A DIY pantone print gallery wall!
Isn’t she a beauty? You guys may remember my last office room update . . . but things have changed since then! (A lot of things – I’m excited to share an updated room tour with you in the new year!)
After one of my big furniture re-jigs, I had a big blank wall that needed decorating. Now, we’re renting, which limited my options somewhat. In my dreams, a propagation wall would be amazing. In reality, however, I value my partner’s security deposit. So that was out.
But honestly? I think this quirky gallery wall is an absolute winner. It features some stunning art prints from small businesses . . . and meant I got to flex some of my own creative muscles too! So whatever your personal art skills are, we can fit this to suit!
WHAT YOU NEED:
For this gallery wall, there are two sections for what you need:
- the pantone art prints you can buy
- & the ones you can make.
Now, the artists’ prints are undeniably stunning and, if you have the spare cash, I cannot recommend them enough. But I wanted to share some DIY options too for if you want to keep costs down. (Or even just have a crack at being creative!)
ART PRINTS I BOUGHT:
MATERIALS I USED FOR ART PRINTS I MADE:
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- Dried flowers
- 100 Pantone Postcards – I bought the actual Pantone ones so that the sizes would be the same, plus I figured it could be a fun creative challenge to continue creating these prints throughout the year.
- Thrifted Frankie magazine cuttings
- Acrylic paints
- Embroidery thread & needles
- Acrylic pouring paints
- Cricut iridescent vinyl
STEP BY STEP HOW TO MAKE A PANTONE GALLERY WALL:
As always, I would love it if you watched this tutorial in video format and subscribed to me over on Youtube too. Your girl is working on her editing skills and I really want to get to the point I can justify an Adobe subscription!
SECTION 1 – CREATING THE DIY PANTONE ART PRINTS
Here are the prints I DIY’ed myself! I didn’t keep all of these up on my wall, but I wanted to try loads of different methods so you guys had all the inspiration.
1. COLLAGE PRINTS USING THRIFTED MAGAZINES & DRIED FLOWERS
I absolutely love this pastel pink collage I made! Naturally, I can’t claim too much credit here – all I did was arrange some already beautiful pieces of paper together and draw some white detailing. But hey, it turned out great!
Another fun idea that I adore the look of is to add some dried flowers to your collage. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any pressed flowers to hand, but I made do! (That being said . . . I think some pressed flower artwork could look fabulous.)
2. SIMPLE ACRYLIC PAINT DESIGNS
One of the benefits of minimal artwork being super “in” right now? It takes no skill to replicate! Some of the cutest DIY prints were just simple acrylic paintings with some white detailing. I personally love this loosely-lemon inspired print I painted.
3. EMBROIDERED PRINTS
I love embroidery. Why? Because it adds so much depth and detailing to literally everything! One of my DIY prints features basic embroidery. With this, I painted some simple geometric circles using acrylic paint and then embroidered a simple line-art flower over the circle. Pinterest eat your heart out!
4. IRIDESCENT PANELLING
This print may be my absolute favourite. I used the Cricut Opal Iridescent Vinyl and my lord is it beautiful. I want to cover everything in it. Everything.
5. Acrylic Pouring Paint
In between the art prints, I used washi tape to stick some dried flowers to my wall. Personally, I feel like that tied everything together really well.
Guys, it’s been so nice to be back here chatting with you all! I hope you enjoyed this quick post too. I spent way more time trying to edit this video nicely, so let me know your opinions on it . . . and more importantly I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas!