Check Out My Christmas Gallery Wall!

Simple ideas for creating a bright and festive vintage inspired Christmas gallery wall

Christmas gallery wall

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It is looking an awful lot like Christmas over here! I have three decorated trees up, which I'll be sharing soon and Christmas has found its way into nearly every corner of our home!

Budget Friendly Canvas Signs


In our sunroom, I decided to hang a Christmas gallery wall for the very first time! I was inspired by this image I saw on bhg.com and it seemed to fit in perfectly with my DIY Christmas canvas ideas that I've been making and sharing.

In case you missed it, I've been sharing creative and budget-friendly ways to turn a value pack of plain canvases into beautiful Christmas decor!

I've already posted tutorials for my painted buffalo check Christmas sign and my glitter ornament nativity. Both signs were made with a canvas as the base! I deconstructed the canvas and turned it into a gorgeous farmhouse frame which I've then decorated for Christmas!

Both are great ways to repurpose a canvas and there are more ideas coming your way!

How to decorate a Christmas gallery wall

I wanted to keep my Christmas gallery wall super simple and thrifty, and repurposing canvases was the way to go!

First I removed everything that was hanging on the wall. This reclaimed wood wall we installed is gorgeous and I don't want to drill holes into it, so everything I hang on it is either hung using small gold nails or Command Hanging Strips.

Once I had a clean slate, I designed my layout for my Christmas gallery wall.

It's always more pleasing to the eye to hang a grouping with an odd number of items. 

I also wanted to keep the focus on simple,  with red as the pop of Christmas color.

Three of these signs are DIYs and two are store bought...can you tell which is which?


vintage inspired Christmas gallery wall

The Believe sign and the Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas are signs I already had, so I designed the rest of the wall around them.

I used inexpensive canvases for a cohesive look.

I deconstructed the canvases and stained the frames with wax following this tutorial. Once the canvas was removed from the frame, I flipped it around to the backside (which looks like drop cloth), and painted simple designs onto them for a pop of Christmas color.

I love the look of vintage striped feedsacks. It's a timeless look that is always in style. 

I painted the large canvas with a simple feedsack inspired stripe design. Paired with the canvas frame, it adds a vintage farmhouse look to my home that is still modern and fun.

I used frogtape to tape off the lines and then rolled on red acrylic paint. I find that using a low nap mini foam roller is the easiest way to apply the paint when you're trying to get a more saturated look.



For the quilt sign, I used my own pattern that I made when I created these mini wood barn quilt signs for my home. I cut the design with my Silhouette , creating a stencil from repositionable craft vinyl. I centered the quilt design on the canvas and rolled on red paint and then immediately removed the vinyl and let the design dry.


Super simple!


Tips for painting on canvas

  • Remove the tape or vinyl design as soon as you're finished painting; don't wait for the paint to dry, otherwise it may not come off cleanly!
  • When you're applying a large painted design, expect the canvas to curl up a little as it dries. To combat this, once the design is completely dry, use a hot iron or Cricut Easy Press to remove wrinkles. Lay down an old towel or t-shirt first or the paint may transfer to your iron.

The last sign with the ribbon is one that I'll be sharing in the next couple of weeks.



All my signs are lightweight so hanging them was a breeze.

I simple stapled jute twine on the back corners using my staple gun and then hung them from small gold nails.

I love how the small sign overlaps the larger ones.




This corner of our sunroom looks so festive with the Christmas trees and the gallery wall. Are you inspired? Drop me a comment! ❤🎅🎄


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  1. Love the Christmas gallery wall art. Do you have a tutorial for the Tis the Season sign?

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