green gallery wall

Time Required :
Over an hour
Difficulty Level :
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

Instructions Print

Step 1
Paint all of the plaques and boxes, both inside and out, with Simply White chalk paint. Let dry. Apply a second coat, if desired. Let dry. 
Step 2
Cut the mats to fit into each box. Cut along the grid on the back side. Remove the first row of the grid where no greenery is attached. This will allow the mat to be set more snugly in the box without a gap. The mats should stay in the boxes, but, if they do not, you can hot glue them in to secure. 
Step 3
Lay the greenery boxes and other items you have chosen for your gallery wall on the floor to determine the arrangement. Attach sawtooth hangers to the back of each box so it can hang in the desired direction. To find the proper placement for the hangers, measure the back of each box and find the center. Line up the center of the hanger (usually indicated by a raised dot on the hanger) and hammer in the nails. 
Step 4
Attach the picture hooks to the wall and hang the boxes in place. 
Step 5
Add other décor items from the Coastal Prep collection to balance the overall look. 
 
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Supplies Available Online

Supply List

  • DIY Home Chalk Distressing Paint by ArtMinds®, 8oz. (sku 10401547)
  • Wood Plaque by ArtMinds® (sku 10352602)
  • Large Wood Plaque by ArtMinds® (sku 10352593)
  • Unfinished Wood Shadow Box by ArtMinds® (sku 10353223)
  • OOK® Sawtooth Picture Hangers, Lightweight (sku 10198688)
  • HangZ™ Professional Hangers™ Gallery Picture Hooks, 10 lb. (sku 10435413)
  • Acme United Diagonal Cutter (sku 10483274)
  • Craft Smart® Mini Glue Gun, Low Temp (sku 10301564)
  • Surebonder® Mini Glue Sticks (sku 10203512)
  • 1 - Ashland® Spring Moss Mat – Assorted (sku 10497267)
  • 2 - Ashland® Spring Mat – Tea Leaves Eucalyptus Assorted (sku 10497271)
  • 1 - Ashland® Spring Mat – Grass Assorted (sku 10497264)
  • 2 - Ashland® Spring Mat – Succulent Assorted (sku 10497270)
  • Paintbrush
  • Hammer
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
 
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Instructions

Step 1
Paint all of the plaques and boxes, both inside and out, with Simply White chalk paint. Let dry. Apply a second coat, if desired. Let dry. 
Step 2
Cut the mats to fit into each box. Cut along the grid on the back side. Remove the first row of the grid where no greenery is attached. This will allow the mat to be set more snugly in the box without a gap. The mats should stay in the boxes, but, if they do not, you can hot glue them in to secure. 
Step 3
Lay the greenery boxes and other items you have chosen for your gallery wall on the floor to determine the arrangement. Attach sawtooth hangers to the back of each box so it can hang in the desired direction. To find the proper placement for the hangers, measure the back of each box and find the center. Line up the center of the hanger (usually indicated by a raised dot on the hanger) and hammer in the nails. 
Step 4
Attach the picture hooks to the wall and hang the boxes in place. 
Step 5
Add other décor items from the Coastal Prep collection to balance the overall look. 
 
Share your project photos with #MakeItWithMichaels