How to create a Disney gallery wall

I’m new to this whole home-owning thing, so I’ve been spending the past month or so making our house more home-y. It was crucial to add some Disney elements to our home, since my husband and I love the parks. We have many pictures from our trips to Disney, as well as Disney memorabilia. I decided to display these pieces through a gallery wall.

I knew I wanted the centerpiece to be a vintage-style Disney poster, like the ones you see when entering Magic Kingdom/Disneyland.

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Photo from Disneytourist.blog

I searched for Disney vintage posters on Pinterest before settling on a Disneyland Space Mountain poster (below). This is my husband’s favorite attraction and my favorite Magic Kingdom attraction, so it seemed fitting.

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The first place he rode Space Mountain was, in fact, Disneyland. It was a little much for him (see below), but he fell in love.
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There he is… a little startled from his first space travel.

I found my Space Mountain poster on eBay, and there are a large variety when you search “Disney vintage poster.” Be sure to check the size, though, as some of them are small. My poster is a 20X30.

I knew I wanted Space Mountain to be the focus, but I didn’t want the centerpiece in the center. So, I put it to the side.

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I put the poster up first and went from there. I used a variety in texture by putting up a Disney plate found at a garage sale (I taped a rubber band to the back to hang it). I also used a shadow box filled with my mother’s Walt Disney World park ticket from 1972, a postcard and a brochure. Most of my frames are from thrift stores or Target.

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The “Adventure is out there!” word art is from my wedding. I wrote the quote on heavy white paper with a gold Sharpie. The word art breaks up the photos.

You’re supposed to plan out a gallery wall (according to the Internet that is), measuring frames and planning your wall before nailing. I just went for it because… that’s my style.

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The finished product

 

I tried to use a variety of sizes and types of pictures. I also used several vintage postcards from an antique shop called What’s On Second in Birmingham, Ala.

Key tips for a Disney gallery wall (or any gallery wall)

  • Variety of sizes
  • Variety of types of images (old pictures, new pictures, landscape pictures, silly pictures, etc.)
  • Variety of frames
  • Variety in types of media (word art, post cards, park maps, brochures, buttons, etc.)

 

 

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