Cricut: Cricut Explore Gallery Wall

April 12, 2016

Gallery Walls can be intimidating, which is why I've avoided them until recently. Create your very own colorful Cricut Explore Gallery Wall with just a few cheap frames and some simple craft supplies.

I now interrupt your regularly scheduled National Letter Writing Month projects to bring you a little prettiness for your walls.

For years, I’ve actively avoided doing any “gallery wall” projects because they just seemed to fussy and way too expensive! All those pricey frames and all those prints. No thanks. Well – turns out that when you do gallery walls the Damask Love way, you end up with something like this or something like today’s project. Both projects can be done with cheap-o ingredients…and I love “cheap-o”!!! Cheap-o means I have more money for important things…like these summer wedges that I am obsessing over.

Today’s Cricut Explore gallery wall is created with craft supplies and cheap frames from Ikea. That’s it. No fancy art prints. No sculptures. Nothing overly fancy – but it is decidedly fantastic. Let’s go on a little tour of how I assembled this little gallery wall.

Gallery Walls can be intimidating, which is why I've avoided them until recently. Create your very own colorful Cricut Explore Gallery Wall with just a few cheap frames and some simple craft supplies.

This Cricut Explore gallery wall is assembled with five new Design Space projects that I created using some of my favorite Cricut Access images. As long as you have the Cricut Access membership, you can make this whole project without any additional costs. Okay – commercial over. Let’s talk about how I made everything here.

Gallery Walls can be intimidating, which is why I've avoided them until recently. Create your very own colorful Cricut Explore Gallery Wall with just a few cheap frames and some simple craft supplies.

#boss Dimensional Wall Art

It looks super official but it’s chipboard, glue and paint. That’s it! Don’t you love it. I stock up on chipboard for projects like this. If you stack layers of chipboard and glue them together, you get an amazing piece of dimensional art that looks like wood. Because this particular piece of wall art is oversized and too big for my 12×12 sheets of chipboard, I designed a puzzle-like file that is easy to assemble.

Get the #boss Wall Art Make It Now Project HERE

Gallery Walls can be intimidating, which is why I've avoided them until recently. Create your very own colorful Cricut Explore Gallery Wall with just a few cheap frames and some simple craft supplies.

The file is designed to cut into pieces like this.

Gallery Walls can be intimidating, which is why I've avoided them until recently. Create your very own colorful Cricut Explore Gallery Wall with just a few cheap frames and some simple craft supplies.Begin by gluing together the first portions of the word. The cuts are staggered so that the “puzzle” layers together easily and creates a strong, sturdy piece of art. 

Gallery Walls can be intimidating, which is why I've avoided them until recently. Create your very own colorful Cricut Explore Gallery Wall with just a few cheap frames and some simple craft supplies.

Gallery Walls can be intimidating, which is why I've avoided them until recently. Create your very own colorful Cricut Explore Gallery Wall with just a few cheap frames and some simple craft supplies.Continue by glueing the second part of the word into place as shown. Keep gluing until all the puzzle pieces are assembled.

Gallery Walls can be intimidating, which is why I've avoided them until recently. Create your very own colorful Cricut Explore Gallery Wall with just a few cheap frames and some simple craft supplies.Last – you can paint your chipboard art .

Gallery Walls can be intimidating, which is why I've avoided them until recently. Create your very own colorful Cricut Explore Gallery Wall with just a few cheap frames and some simple craft supplies.

“Strut Your Stuff” Framed Flamingo

  • Pink Flocked Iron-On Vinyl
  • Gold Glitter Iron-On Vinyl
  • Click HERE for this Design Space project
  • 8 1/2″ x 11″ Frame

INSTRUCTIONS // Cut the shapes from pink and gold iron on vinyl / Iron the gold vinyl onto paper, then iron the pink flocked iron-on vinyl on top / place the design into a frame.

Gallery Walls can be intimidating, which is why I've avoided them until recently. Create your very own colorful Cricut Explore Gallery Wall with just a few cheap frames and some simple craft supplies.

Palm Trees & Gold Foil Statement Art

INSTRUCTIONS // Cut the palm shapes from green cardstocks and adhere to a 14×16 piece of paper / Cut the phrase from gold adhesive foil then use transfer tape to adhere it directly over the palm leaves.

This project is a great example of how you can customize your own projects in Design Space. I actually came across THIS design by one of Cricut’s talented designers, Kaytee. I used her scripty phrase to create my own summery wall art.

Gallery Walls can be intimidating, which is why I've avoided them until recently. Create your very own colorful Cricut Explore Gallery Wall with just a few cheap frames and some simple craft supplies.

Popsicle Trio Wall Art

  • assorted cardstock
  • Click HERE for this Design Space project
  • three 4×6 frames

INSTRUCTIONS // cut the popsicles from cardstock, adhere them to paper and frame em up!|

Gallery Walls can be intimidating, which is why I've avoided them until recently. Create your very own colorful Cricut Explore Gallery Wall with just a few cheap frames and some simple craft supplies.

 

Faux Laser Cut Pattern

  • white and gold glitter cardstock
  • Click HERE for this Design Space project
  • one 4×6 frame

INSTRUCTIONS // cut the popsicles from cardstock, adhere them to paper and frame em up! / For added dimension, you can stack two frames.

Gallery Walls can be intimidating, which is why I've avoided them until recently. Create your very own colorful Cricut Explore Gallery Wall with just a few cheap frames and some simple craft supplies.

Gallery Walls can be intimidating, which is why I've avoided them until recently. Create your very own colorful Cricut Explore Gallery Wall with just a few cheap frames and some simple craft supplies.

Happy Cricut Explore Gallery Wall-ing! I gotta say, I’m officially a fan of gallery walls and I’ve now moved on to creating one in our dining room. You can check it out in the next newsletter…are you signed up?!

This post was done in partnership with Cricut. All photos and opinions are mine, mine , mine. Thanks for supporting the collaborations that keep the lights on in this joint.

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7 thoughts on “Cricut Explore Gallery Wall”

  1. thanks for the tutorials! Really amazing project. I was wondering about the cute round memo holder kinda frame. Did I miss the tutorial in the post somehow or is it coming soon? 🙂

  2. what is chipboard? is it anything like pressboard,
    Which is sort of shredded wood made into a pulp and pressed into a shape.

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