Today I am sharing my wonderful DIY photo wall. Having a feature wall is a great way to spruce up an otherwise boring hallway without spending a ton of money. I spent < $10 on mine. I love the versatility of changing out the pictures over time as I take new ones.
Right now mine rotates between Christmas cards, wedding photos, pictures of my family and nieces, etc. It this setup can be used to hang paintings, children’s drawings, artwork, in-progress projects, amongst many others!
You will need:
- One package of Eye Hooks with a screw end
- Durable thick (won’t droop with a lot of photos) but pliable wiring
- A ruler
To make the wall:
- Measure out where your screws will go. The width of your project will vary depending on the width of your wall. I measured from the outer walls as well as the distance in between the pegs just to make sure that I was staying in the same vertical plane
- Measure the distance between the two rows. This will vary on how big your photos are. Mine was approximately 8 inches apart.
- Attach the eye hooks by screwing them into the wall
- Thread your wire through the eye hooks, snaking the wire across until you get to the end. You can tie off the wire by wrapping it around itself.
- Attach photos. Be creative! You can do a variety of colors and sizes as I did or go for a very uniform look – such as with square black and white photos. I used office clips to keep my photos on just so I could easily rotate out my photos but you can use string, more wire, colored clips, or clothes hangers.