Baby Proof Gallery Wall

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Are you an expecting mom looking to add art, frames or a mirror to your nursery? Then you may want to check out the steps we took in creating a baby safe gallery wall.
Step One: Cut out a template for all of the frames using wrapping paper.
Step Two: Once we hung up the last template (using blue painter’s tape), we agreed that this layout was the winner and it was officially time to start hanging this baby-safe gallery wall.
Step Three: Through our research, the method we felt most comfortable with when hanging this gallery wall was using HOOKS to hang each frame and then reinforcing the hooks with velcro on the back of EVERY frame. We used a hook and nail + velcro as we hung a frame on top of every template on the wall.
Additional Pre-caution: In our research, we also found that some moms chose to take out the glass/plexiglass from each frame to lighten each frame and decrease the risk of danger even more. We gave that option to Katie, but she felt confident in the pre-cautions we took with the hooks & velcro. We would encourage you to do what’s best for you and your family.
For EVERY SINGLE frame, we used a hook and nail to hang the art, and then we reinforced each frame by sticking velcro on all four corners of the frame before hanging it on the wall.
Rookie Tip: Hang the entire gallery wall FIRST and then go back and add your velcro to the back of each frame. I was adding the velcro as we went and wanted to go back and move a frame later in the process and literally could NOT move it. The great news is the frames are definitely VERY secure, the bad news is that we were stuck with this layout because we velcro-ed as we went instead of waiting until the end.

Suggested materials:

  • Frames
  • Hook + Nails
  • Velcro
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