Today’s agenda is simple: get those photos out of your instagram feed and into a beautiful gallery wall.
It’s easy enough. Also, it’s an inexpensive way to make an art gallery wall with favorite family photos. I selected 7 favorite (well, 8 favorite, but that’s another story) from this spring and early summer. I recently painted and distressed some inexpensive craft store frames to coordinate with our new farmhouse style sofa table. With this simple DIY project, I was able to fill those frames for under $15.
Let’s get started!
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Here’s what you’ll need to make these gallery wall Instagram photo mats:
- Watercolor paper – like this one. The texture of the paper makes the finished project look more professional
- Paper cutter or scissors
- Instagram photos – I printed mine at Walgreens
- Photo-safe adhesive squares
- Drawing pencil
- Frames – read all about my simple distressed paint technique here
Arrange + Cut
Decide how you want to arrange your photos. Lay them out. Then cut your paper if you need to. If you are using a pad of watercolor paper, you will likely need to trim about 1-inch off the top of the paper so that it fits into the frame.
Tape + Label
Using your ruler, center each photo on the watercolor sheet. Secure with 4 adhesive squares.
Label each picture with pencil. If you struggle with centering text, try this: write your words on a scrap piece of paper. Center the paper under your photo. Then write the same text under between the photo and the scrap paper.
It’s that simple! Here are my 7 Instagram photos, newly matted and framed: