This home has considerably more wall space than our last one, which is equal parts exciting and overwhelming.

On one hand, I can’t wait to fill them with thoughtfully curated collections of personal photos and art. On the other hand, that takes a lot of time and money.

This project, though, took very little time and money. And I LOVE it.

Low cost, big impact way to display life's little moments- DIY clipboard gallery wall! | BabyRabies.com

We have this long, narrow hallway that connects our garage with the main part of the home. Our guest bath is also at the end of it, so it’s one I didn’t want to ignore for long since it’s heavily traveled.

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But, being that it’s a long hallway with no furniture in it, and that I have wild children, it’s also place where a lot of running and playing takes place. I didn’t want to put anything up that would easily be destroyed by a rogue toy sword or football.

My approach to our home design is always a “Kids live here” mindset first.

Low cost, big impact way to display life's little moments- DIY clipboard gallery wall! | BabyRabies.com

I was inspired to do this by a pin I saw floating around from Better Homes & Gardens, but didn’t realize how inexpensive it could be to pull off in a grand scale until I searched around on Amazon for a few minutes.

Low cost, big impact way to display life's little moments- DIY clipboard gallery wall! | BabyRabies.com

 

I found a pack of 24 standard size clipboards for $36. They aren’t super sturdy, but I think their low profile and light weight is actually perfect for this project.

I also picked up 24 Command Picture Hanging Strips. You guys. These are SO MUCH EASIER than nails. Not to mention, a big nope to 24 holes is my wall.

Low cost, big impact way to display life's little moments- DIY clipboard gallery wall! | BabyRabies.com

And the pictures are all imported from my Instagram, and printed by Artifact Uprising. I ordered the Square Prints Set, which is 25 5×5″ prints for $22.

Low cost, big impact way to display life's little moments- DIY clipboard gallery wall! | BabyRabies.com

I think in a larger space, the 5×5″ prints would look too small, but this hall is so narrow that I think they’re just right. Anything larger would be overpowering.

Not to mention, more expensive to replace, and I do hope to replace them often, refreshing with updated pics of our everyday life, and filing these away in an acid-free photo box.

The walls are far from complete, but slowly we’re feathering this new nest of ours. I love that this project made a big impact for a relatively small price.

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