How to DIY Your own IOD Gallery Wall From ONE SHEET OF PLYWOOD!

 

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The ever elusive gallery wall. We’ve all seen them on Pinterest only to feel that ache in our souls, knowing it can never be ours. Ok, ok I’m being a little dramatic. Seriously guys we are huge lovers of the way a well arranged gallery wall can set off a room and add sophistication up the wazoo ( not a sophisticated term, I know.) But we’re keeping it real here. None of us, or I should say few of us, have a plethora of cash ready to be spent on wall art, especially enough to make an impact on a large wall!

Today we are debuting a video showing you how to get started on your very own IOD DIY Gallery Wall! We’ve taken a single sheet of 1/2″ Sande Smooth Plywood from Home Depot ( you can buy yours at any hardware store ) like this:

 

 

and turned it into this gallery wall ( with some wood to spare!!). TIP:  If any of your pieces have any bow to them, work on the convex side. That way the edges lay flat to the wall and compensate for any slight bow.

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I’m NOT KIDDING!! And it was FAST! You could get this done in a weekend my lovelies! We are going to do the entire series of videos for this wall, showing you just how easy and fast it is. But today we started with the Redoute Floral Vase and the Laurel Relief pieces ( shown on the very left side of this wall )

You can follow our wall verbatim OR you can use our techniques and principles to create your own version ( that’s what I’m going to do, this here is Josie’s wall, I have a wall I will be creating for later on that will be more cottage traditional farmhouse in style!)

Here is the template for your cuts. Print this out and take it to Home Depot or your favorite hardware store. Home Depot charges .50 Cents a cut! ( The Second image shows you which piece belongs where for the cuts for your reference ) And below that is the vase template as promised!

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That’s all you guys need to get started! Let us know in the comments here or on our YouTube channel which ones you want us to show you next! Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel so you don’t miss any!

ALSO CONTACT YOUR LOCAL IOD STOCKIST BECAUSE MANY WILL BE TEACHING THIS SERIES IN PERSON AND THEY HAVE THE SUPPLIES!!!  You can find yours HERE

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34 Comments

  1. Christi C on May 2, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    O M G can you please come to Colorado and decorate my entire house?? I am in love {and envy!} Swoon!

    • IOD Customer Service on May 7, 2019 at 12:38 pm

      Hi Christi, we may not be able to fly to Colorado but we can give you tutorials on how to design a whole gallery wall! 😉 Be sure to join our thriving and supportive creative tribe community for ideas, help and encouragement here ( this is a closed group, but we will approve you promptly! ) Happy creating 🙂

  2. Mary Royalty on May 2, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    Love, love, love this! Will be trying it soon.😊😊

    • DONNA KETZ on May 3, 2019 at 4:27 am

      Amazing! You sisters are so talented! Thank you for describing the technique in detail. It’s mind-boggling, you ladies have endless creativity! I’m interested in learning the technique of the bird and the flowers with the wide gold frame next!

      • IOD Customer Service on May 7, 2019 at 12:28 pm

        Hi Donna, thank you for the kind words!! We are excited to share our next pieces with you, and thank you for your input! Stay tuned for more 😉

    • IOD Customer Service on May 7, 2019 at 12:11 pm

      Hi Mary! How exciting!! Our designs are only available through approved IOD stockists, so click here to find a brick and mortar store close to you, or here for a list of well-stocked online stores. Be sure to join our thriving and supportive creative tribe community for help and encouragement and to share your project here ( this is a closed group, but we will approve you promptly! ) Happy creating 🙂

  3. Agnes McCuin on May 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    I am amazed by your creativity!! Looks so easy. Thanks for the ideas.

    • IOD Customer Service on May 7, 2019 at 12:42 pm

      Hi Agnes, thank you for the kind words!! This wall is very achievable, and can be completed and up in a weekend 🙂 Happy creating!

    • Lisa Arrigoni on June 27, 2019 at 2:54 pm

      I cannot believe the extent of your creativity!! I wish I was naturally that creative…I love this but I’m definitely more of a farmhouse girl. When will you be doing that wall??

  4. HELLEN EDWARDS on May 2, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    BEAUTIFU L—love what you two girls have created for everyone of us who adore making lovely art!!.

    Everything you do is so inspiring and you have opened up a whole world of possibilities with all your marvellous products.

    Thankyou from an old and happily creative woman—Hellen in NSW Australia.

    • IOD Customer Service on June 19, 2019 at 11:03 am

      Hi Hellen, thank you so much for the kind words!! To get started on your projects please check here to find a brick and mortar store near you, or here for a list of well-stocked online stores. Happy creating! 🙂

  5. cindy kromholtz on May 2, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    i love your products. i used your rub on with the big blue bird and was able to create a stunning scene on each side of the arch openings in my art room. can’t wait to do a furniture piece. glad to see some new video also. you two are just to cute thanks

    • Belinda Kusibab on June 21, 2019 at 12:25 am

      I have been watching each YouTube video and can’t wait to get my plywood cut, did you cut this st home or did the hardware store do it for you?

      • IOD Customer Service on June 27, 2019 at 2:35 pm

        Hi Belinda! That is great to hear you are getting ready to start your very own gallery wall! Our hardware store workers were very helpful and cut the wood in to the correct sizes we needed for this project. Be sure to join our thriving and supportive creative tribe community for help and encouragement here. We would love to see your gallery wall shared in this group! Happy creating 🙂

        • Monica on August 22, 2019 at 4:43 pm

          My local Home Depot laughed at me when I asked if I could pay to make the cuts. I am anxious to get started, but I got stuck on step one.

          • IOD Customer Service on August 28, 2019 at 12:57 pm

            Hi Monica, oh no!! Try asking the employees at Home Depot to make the cuts for you in case that was their concern 🙂 I am so happy to hear you are getting started on your own gallery wall! Be sure to join our thriving and supportive creative tribe community for help and encouragement here. We would love to see your project shared here!



  6. ROSALIE JOHNSON on May 3, 2019 at 5:26 am

    Could you use the same technique for canvas – love your designs!!

  7. Deana on May 3, 2019 at 9:56 am

    Fabulous, God bless you two for making art fun and beautiful for us who are creatively dysfunctional.😆

    I could not find the template for the vase even though I looked on the blog. Would you please steer me to it? Many thanks!

    xoxo

    • IOD Customer Service on May 7, 2019 at 12:09 pm

      Hi Deana, thank you for the kind words!! The vase template is now posted, and you can find it right in our gallery wall blog post. Be sure to join our thriving and supportive creative tribe community for help and encouragement and to share your project here ( this is a closed group, but we will approve you promptly! ) Happy creating 🙂

  8. Diana Kelly on May 3, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Your talent and creativity always blows me away. You have captured my style so perfectly. I am going to Home Depot now and get some plywood cut! Where is the vase template posted? I haven’t been able to find it. I will check again in a few days after I get my wood cut. Thank you so much.

    • IOD Customer Service on May 7, 2019 at 12:07 pm

      Hi Diana, thank you for the kind words!! We are so happy to hear you are getting started right away on a gallery wall with our IOD products! The vase template is now posted, and you can find it right in our gallery wall blog post. Happy creating!

  9. Colleen Kobialka on May 3, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    I am so proud to be part of the Iron Orchid Design Family

  10. Karen M. Franceschini on May 4, 2019 at 8:03 am

    Love this! Looking forward to trying each and everyone!

    • IOD Customer Service on May 7, 2019 at 11:44 am

      Hi Karen! How exciting!! Our designs are only available through approved IOD stockists, so click here to find a brick and mortar store close to you, or here for a list of well-stocked online stores. Be sure to join our thriving and supportive creative tribe community for help and encouragement and to share your project here ( this is a closed group, but we will approve you promptly! ) Happy creating 🙂

  11. Tina Bedwell on May 5, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    WOW!!! That is fantastic! You two continue to inspire and amaze me with your talent!! And someone has my absolute favorite kind of sofa… a brown roughhewn leather Chesterfield sofa. I want one for our next couch and that is a really pretty one! It goes nicely with your gallery wall! <3
    Thank you once again for all of the inspiring ideas to pass on to my customers, mwah!!!

    • IOD Customer Service on May 7, 2019 at 11:38 am

      Hi Tina, thank you for the kind words!! We are so happy to hear you are loving our gallery wall, and this is so exciting you have a sofa in mind that works perfectly with this gallery design! <3

  12. Shelia Stanford on May 21, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    Loved the tutorial. I can’t wait to see how you did the boho picture and the one with the bird.
    Will be ordering transfers soon.

    • IOD Customer Service on May 22, 2019 at 11:18 am

      Hi Shelia, we are so happy to hear you loved the first tutorial for our Gallery Wall! Our designs are only available through approved IOD stockists, so click here to find a brick and mortar store close to you, or here for a list of well-stocked online stores. Be sure to join our thriving and supportive creative tribe community for help and encouragement and to share your project here ( this is a closed group, but we will approve you promptly! ) Happy creating 🙂

  13. Mary B on May 29, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    This is so beautiful — I can’t wait to see all of the tutorials! Since you were kind enough to ask, my vote for the next tutorials are for the 2 large ones in the middle that use the midnight transfer (Midnight I & Midnight II). Next on my list are “Blossoms, “Classic Bouquet,” “BBB,” “Painterly Roses” and “Typeset.” Really love them all and will watch every video! Well done!!!

    • IOD Customer Service on May 31, 2019 at 4:24 pm

      Thank you for the feedback, Mary! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our first tutorial in our Gallery Wall series! To get ready for creating your very own gallery wall click here to find a brick and mortar store near you or here to see a list of well-stocked online stores. We would love to see your project, so do not forget to join our creative tribe on Facebook to share! Happy creating 🙂

  14. Mary on May 30, 2019 at 8:42 am

    I’m SO inspired by these and can’t quit thinking about them —- love, love, love!!!! Do the transfers work on stretched canvases or alternatively on framing type mat board? And do you also have a tutorial for using the transfers?

    • IOD Customer Service on May 31, 2019 at 4:40 pm

      Hi Mary! We are SO happy to hear our first Gallery Wall tutorial video inspired you! We have a great resource to help you in getting familiar with how to use Decor Transfers™. Please check out this video and instruction page here and be sure to join our thriving and supportive creative tribe community for help and encouragement here. Using our transfers on stretched canvas is off-label use, so unfortunately I cannot advise. However, I recommend asking for tips in our creative tribe, because I have seen creatives use our transfers on various materials! Happy creating 🙂

  15. Nancy Olmsted on June 5, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Gorgeous!! Please show the Midnight piece with the gold frame next!

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