Wall Art for children using a colorful gallery
Colourful DIY Gallery Wall

Colourful DIY Gallery Wall

A cute collection of bright frames for children’s art. A real art gallery for their work! This bold, bright and beautiful gallery wall is simple and inexpensive to create. Your little ones will be thrilled to have their very own art gallery in their room, just like real artists.



Level of difficulty : Original & quick

  • a collection of picture frames of different sizes and shapes
  • a selection of differently patterned sheets of paper – all red and white
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • red spray paint
  • drop cloth
  • tesa® adhesive nail for wallpaper & plaster 1kg and tesa® adhesive nail for wallpaper & plaster 0.5kg (dependent on frame weight)
  • double-sided adhesive pads for transparent & glass

How it's done:

Overview of materials needed for a DIY gallery wall for kids
Overview of materials needed for a DIY gallery wall for kids

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We need: a collection of picture frames of different sizes and shapes, a selection of differently patterned sheets of paper – all red and white, scissors, pencil, red spray paint, drop cloth, tesa® adhesive nail for wallpaper & plaster 1kg and tesa® adhesive nail for wallpaper & plaster 0.5kg (dependent on frame weight), double-sided adhesive pads for transparent & glass

Painting frames when creating a DIY gallery wall
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Painting frames when creating a DIY gallery wall

02

First, protect your working surface with a drop cloth. Then use the spray paint to carefully paint the frames red.

Tracing around frame backs when making a DIY gallery wall
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Tracing around frame backs when making a DIY gallery wall

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Trace around the backs of the frames on the patterned paper with your pencil to mark the shape and size to be cut out. These will form the backgrounds for the artwork.

Cutting out art backgrounds from patterned paper when making a DIY gallery wall
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Cutting out art backgrounds from patterned paper when making a DIY gallery wall

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Take your scissors and cut out a background from the patterned paper for each frame.

Framing patterned backgrounds for a DIY gallery wall
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Framing patterned backgrounds for a DIY gallery wall

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Place the patterned pieces of paper in the frames of your DIY gallery wall and replace the frame backs.

Hanging coloured frames for a DIY gallery wall using tesa® adhesive nail wallpaper & plaster 1kg and tesa® adhesive nail wallpaper & plaster 0.5kg
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Hanging coloured frames for a DIY gallery wall using tesa® adhesive nail wallpaper & plaster 1kg and tesa® adhesive nail wallpaper & plaster 0.5kg

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Following the instructions on the packs, mount the tesa® adhesive nail for wallpaper & plaster 1kg and tesa® adhesive nail for wallpaper & plaster 0.5kg on the wall. Which you’ll use for each frame depends on its weight. Hang the frames on the adhesive nails.

Mounting children’s art work in frames when making a DIY gallery wall using double-sided adhesive pads for transparent & glass.
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Mounting children’s art work in frames when making a DIY gallery wall using double-sided adhesive pads for transparent & glass.

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Now it’s time to add the masterpieces to the frames. Your children’s art work can be fixed in place using double-sided adhesive pads for transparent & glass – and changed as often as you like!

Let the kids enjoy their own DIY gallery wall!
Let the kids enjoy their own DIY gallery wall!

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Enjoy your kids' art with this colourful and unique DIY gallery wall!

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