Do you love your instagram photos but never actually print them out? #Guilty. Well, I’ve got a super cute instagram gallery wall hanging for you to make with them.
I actually came across this DIY photo wall hanging from Amy over at Homey Oh My. I fell in love. Amy has beautiful style – simple, scandi inspired, and her DIYs always knock it out of the park. You NEED to add her to your blog reading list.
I used Amy’s tutorial, and just switched a few things up to make mine a bit more white + bright.
- Square photos – I got mine printed through Shutterfly, who have rotating deals to keep your eyes peeled for!
- String – I used white string, but you could go with black or pink if you wanted to switch it up
- Wooden Dowel Rod (usually these come in packs, so save the rest for other projects!)
- Air dry clay
- White craft paint
- Gold foil paint or gold foil pen
- Tape – regular scotch tape or washi tape is fine
I’ll let you click on over to Amy’s blog for more of the full how-to, but the basic steps are:
1 // Paint your dowel – I went with white.
2 // Create your triangle shapes out of the air dry clay. What you want to do is roll out the clay and cut the 3 sides of the triangle using a ruler or some kind of straight edge. Poke a hole in each triangle using a pencil and let dry.
3 // Once dry, paint your triangles white, and then use some gold foil paint or a gold foil pen to apply polka dots. I used gold foil paint, and my trick for getting perfect polka dots is to use the back-side of the paintbrush (dip it in the paint and dap on, dot by dot).
4 // Cut 3 pieces of string to length, tie them on the dowel and feed your triangle through the bottom of each. Tie a knot at the back of the triangle and cut any excess string.
5 // Tape your photos to the string (put a piece of tape along the back of the photo, with the string underneath).
6 // Hang and admire how cute it is!
Note — Even though the weight of the clay triangles is pulling the string down, I found that my display kept going a little crooked. I ended up using some washi tape to stick the photos to the wall itself too. This just meant the whole thing was more sturdy.
I also had some of our family photos printed in black and white to make a little fam jam gallery. That one turned out really sweetly too!
A low-cost but super cute little DIY! Definitely put this on your weekend to-do list.
Thanks to Amy for the inspiration! xo.