This year for Christmas I decided to make a gallery wall in my dining room. Once Christmas was over I started taking it down, and was going to put back up the art that was there previously. I didn’t really intend on keeping this area as a seasonal gallery wall, and because of that most of the pictures were hung with removable 3M hooks. Once I took all the Christmas pieces down, I started playing around with the empty frames, and few old pieces I had and before I knew it, it was transformed into a Valentine’s Day Gallery wall. Again, most things are hung with 3M hooks, so I can take everything down later with no worries about having a million holes in the wall. And in case you didn’t know this, you can buy replacements for the sticky part and re-use the actual hooks over and over.
There are certain pieces that you should hang with a nail…let’s just say I’ve learned the hard way the day a chalkboard fell, and took out a whole vignette on it’s way down. I turned a mirrored tray into a hanging mirror in the Christmas gallery wall, and was sure to use a nail to hang it because it was kind of heavy. One night, at 4 in the morning my husband and I were awoken by the sound of crashing glass. The string I tied onto the tray to hang it broke, after about a month of hanging just fine, and on its way down it knocked over my new cloche and smashed it to bits. I picked up a new glass cover at Michaels for this pretty antique spool cloche and put some of my Eiffel tower collection on it, because Valentine’s day and Paris just go together.
One of my favourite pieces in the gallery wall is this “amore” piece I made a few years ago with a string of mini lights and a dollar store canvas, see the tutorial here.
I used what I had for the gallery wall, and framed a few greeting cards -so simple
I love this little ceramic key, it actually belonged with a heart shaped bowl that got broken, I’m glad I kept it.
The “Olive You” is a fun free printable I found here, and it looks sweet on a simple clipboard.
I couldn’t resist including my pretty Chopstick Valentine Arrows, a quick project from a few years back, see how I made them here.
I also included a tiny wedding picture, pretty pink feather heart wreath, a few heart plates, an Eiffel tower black and white picture, and new gold arrow -all stuff I had around the house. I love how it turned out and the “amour” picture looks pretty at night with its little lights on.
With a sweet and easy Valentine’s Day Gallery Wall, life really is a party.