Holiday Wall Gallery Update

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What started as a temporary wall gallery geared towards Christmas has now continued through New Years and Valentine's. As I mentioned back in December, this wall of our living room remained empty for nearly an entire year after moving in because I couldn't decide on exactly what I wanted to do. Ultimately I'd love to go with a long white ledge, filled with overlapping mounted prints. But I just haven't gotten around to picking and choosing the right photos for it. Until then, I may just keep converting this arrangement of white canvases over to the next holiday. (Am I crazy if I decorate for St. Patty's Day?)

Changeable Wall Gallery for the Holidays
Changeable Wall Gallery for the Holidays

First up after Christmas was New Years. Since we purchased our tree a few days after Thanksgiving, it was time to take it down the day after Christmas. So along with the tree, we took down all the Christmas decorations as well.

I had seen a tutorial on the Studio Calico blog for six-pointed stars and immediately fell in love.  New Years decorations were the perfect solution to a cure my post-Christmas slump.

Changeable Wall Gallery for the Holidays
Changeable Wall Gallery for the Holidays

I primarily used kraft paper so that the stars would be more visible on the white canvas, but also included a few white ones.  The 2015 stamp was from the Studio Calico's December kit and the gold stars were created with a silkscreen from their October kit.

To attach them, I threaded through each star with basic white sewing string and taped the ends to the sides of the canvas.

Changeable Wall Gallery for the Holidays
Changeable Wall Gallery for the Holidays

The small frame switched from a red snowflake patterned paper to a stamped piece of paper saying 'cheers'.

I unintentionally left the display up through much of January, still not getting around to my "real" plan for the wall. But then I figured, I may as well decorate for Valentine's Day next!

Changeable Wall Gallery for the Holidays
Changeable Wall Gallery for the Holidays

After a few internet searches for an interesting way to make a heart, I ended up cutting out basic hearts freehand instead. Again using kraft paper, along with white, and a bit of pink and green. I again used various stamps I had on hand to allow the white hearts to pop out more.

To attach them, I taped various lengths of string to the back of each heart and taped the other end to the top of the canvas.

Changeable Wall Gallery for the Holidays
Changeable Wall Gallery for the Holidays

I replaced the 'cheers' frame with an 'xoxo', created with this stamp set and some watercolors.

Changeable Wall Gallery for the Holidays
Changeable Wall Gallery for the Holidays

And this 'sweet heart' transparent card is from the Heidi Swapp Overlay Value kit. I punched holes on the top and bottom and threaded a thin ribbon through, tying a knot on the backside.

Changeable Wall Gallery for the Holidays
Changeable Wall Gallery for the Holidays
Changeable Wall Gallery for the Holidays
Changeable Wall Gallery for the Holidays

Simple and done.

I love decorating for the holidays and seasons and this temporary wall gallery is making it super easy.

Do you decorate for the "smaller" holidays?