January Wallpaper Compilation via Orb of the Night

January 2016 Wallpaper Compilation

· plus a free wallpaper made by yours truly ·

January 11, 2016 9 Comments

I am BACK Glitterbombs!

Wow did I miss you.

I promised myself I would take a break from the blog until mid-January. Well, the moment 2016 hit I was hoarding January 2016 wallpapers like they were going out of style.

I also embraced my word of the year: CREATE (post on this topic coming atcha soon) and went ahead and tried my hand at making my own wallpaper. Who wouldn't want to see a watercolor bear holding a butterfly when they open their laptop??

Let's kick off the return from our holiday hiatus with some magical backgrounds.

January 2016 is full of possibilities, so why not refresh your phone, laptop, and/or ipad with something to remind you of all of the potential this year holds

January 2016 Wallpaper by Orb of the Night

January 2016 Wallpaper by Orb of the Night

See? This wallpaper puts a grin on my face whenever I see it.

January 2016 Wallpaper by Orb of the Night

January 2016 Wallpaper by Orb of the Night

I’ve gone ahead and made this wallpaper available for desktop and iphone (watermark free). If you would like to see another size variation please let me know in the comments and I will make it happen!


Desktop Version

iPhone Version


Now on to the rest of this month’s wallpaper compilation. There are so many options you can switch out your background once a week if you feel so inclined!

I hope you love my favorite backgrounds from the design community!


January 2016 Wallpaper by Geninne's Art Blog via Orb of the Night

by Geninne’s Art Blog

“Closure is a personal decision. Not a mutual agreement. With every rejection you are being redirected. Embrace your new beginnings and love openly.”
Rob Hill Sr

January 2016 Wallpaper by Red Stamp via Orb of the night

by Red Stamp

“Do not chase people. Be you and do your own thing and work hard. The right people who belong in your life will come to you, and stay.”
Will Smith

January 2016 Wallpaper by Minding My Nest via Orb of the Night

by Minding My Nest

“Don’t be afraid to get back up again; to try again, to love again, to live again, and to dream again. Don’t let a hard lesson harden your heart.

January 2016 Wallpaper by Cu-rio via Orb of the Night

by Cu-rio

“Saying no is not unkind”
Jennifer Kass

January 2016 Wallpaper by Ruche via Orb of the Night

by Ruche

“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself”
Thich Nhat Hanh

January 2016 Wallpaper by Card Store via Orb of the Night

by Card Store

“Be patient with yourself. You are growing stronger every day. The weight of the world will become lighter…and you will begin to shine brighter. Don’t give up.
Robert Tew

January 2016 Wallpaper by Blythe Ponytail Parades via Orb of the Night

by Blythe Ponytail Parades

“Try not to feel jealous about things, or people or places. It’s toxic. Just keep living. You will find your happiness”

January 2016 Wallpaper by Moo's Musing via Orb of the Night

by Moo’s Musing

“Letting go is the easy part. It’s the moving on that’s painful. So sometimes we fight it, trying to keep things the same. Things can’t stay the same though. At some point you just have to let go, move on. Because no matter how painful it is, it’s the only way we grow”
Meredith Grey

January 2016 Wallpaper by Paper Squid via Orb of the Night

by Paper Squid

“Forgive yourself for not being at peace”

Moon Calendar via Free People on Orb of the Night

by Free People

Look for my February 2015 Wallpaper post next month!


What did you think of my first attempt at wallpaper creation? Let me know in the comments!

A big thank you for reading!

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See you on the other side,
Mary's Signature


  1. Reply

    Samantha Grodecki

    January 11, 2016

    Gushing!!!! Looooooooooooooooooooooooooooove!!

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      Mary King

      January 11, 2016

      YAY! So glad you love <3 I love the Free People wallpaper, I'm so glad they will be doing them monthly again.

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    Kitsey Harrison

    January 11, 2016

    Love it!

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      Mary King

      January 11, 2016

      Thanks Kits! I had too much fun putting this together. I think picking “create” as my word of the year might keep me really busy this year

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    Seja Esancy

    January 11, 2016

    I need to come back and soak this all in as soon as I have a moment. Adorable background sis!!!

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      Mary King

      January 11, 2016

      So much goodness packed into one post – definitely worth a soak. Let me know which wallpapers you go with first!

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    Marcia Deignan

    January 11, 2016

    I didn’t realize you made that! I love it even more now <3

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      Mary King

      January 11, 2016

      Thank you!! I love my dancing bear as my lock screen on my phone. <3

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    January 11, 2016

    I like your wallpaper best by far!! But they’re all wonderful!