I shared a peek of my Christmas Gallery Wall with you last week, in my Christmas Home Tour, and today I wanted to share some of the details with you. It all started when I was inspired by Melissa at The Sweet Escape and her vintage plates with gold leaf added…I thought it would be fun to put a Christmas spin on it. I found a couple of Christmas plates at the thrift store, and one that wasn’t Christmas, but had the right colours to go with the other two. I used three plates to spell out the word JOY.
I also used a dollar store stencil, some gold, silver, and copper leaf, and the special leafing glue. I just traced the letter on to the plate with a pencil, and then used a paint brush to paint the glue into the right spot.
After about 15 minutes (or according to your package instructions) you add the leaf over top, and rub gently to remove the excess. Here’s how they turned out.
I used the three different metals -gold, silver, and copper, to tie in with my theme this year of mixed metals. I also tried to incorporate different metals in the rest of the display. My bestie picked up the arrow for me at Chapters, that I’d been eyeing for ages, and I used a silver 3M hook to hang it.
I actually used the 3M hooks to hang everything, since I didn’t want this to be permanent, or have nail holes left everywhere afterward. It worked great, and (fingers crossed) so far it’s holding up perfectly.
Most of the other piece were things I already had. The gold mirror is actually a small tray, that I picked up thrifting one day. The clipboard has had the metal clip gold leafed, and I made the picture. I just used an old dictionary and used the page that had “Christmas” on it, and then used my printer to print a Santa picture on it. It was super easy, and I love how it turned out.
Lots of the pictures in the frames are free printables found on-line. Aren’t these “deer dear”.
The “Joy to the World” pretty printable is from my friend Shannon at AKA Design. The other picture is an old Trisha Romance print…a Christmas gift from my parents when I was a teenager, brought back to life as part of this eclectic collection.
With a pretty Christmas gallery wall, life really is a party!