Our Foolproof Way to Hang a Gallery Wall

6 Materials
30 Minutes
Hanging something on the wall is hard enough, but hanging a gallery wall...well that can be pretty intimidating! Luckily, we have a foolproof way to hang a gallery wall (no tape measure required!).

First, grab some wrapping paper! Yes...wrapping paper! This is the most essential "tool" for your project.

Then get to work laying out all of your frames the way you want them directly on the wrapping paper. If you need layout tips, this blog post has lots of do's and don'ts to follow!
Once you have the frames how you want them, trace them directly onto the wrapping paper. You may want to use a marker so you can see the outline easily.
Cut the large piece of wrapping paper off the roll and hang it directly onto the wall using painter's tape. You'll then hang each frame right on top of the wrapping paper following the grid. Make sure each frame is level as you go.
Once all of the frames are up, you can remove the wrapping paper and you'll be all set! We've hung dozens of gallery walls and this method is by far the easiest. Happy hanging!

For more tips on how to hang the perfect gallery wall, check out this blog post.

Suggested materials:

  • Wrapping Paper
  • Scissors
  • Painter's Tape
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  • NancyMaria NancyMaria on Nov 02, 2018

    What a great way to get Large grid paper. Very smart!

    Be careful to buy the wrapping paper with lines on the back, not all do. The really cheap ones and really fancy metallic paper (they have silver backs) don't have lines.