Thursday, June 7, 2012

DIY - Displaying Instagram Photos



It started out as an old frame I bought from IKEA.  We put it in the back end....and upon opening the back door....slipped out and shattered the glass.

And so in an effort to make lemonade from lemons...I came up with this....



I have seen several ideas similar to this for displaying photos from here and here.

I wanted a way to display my phone photos and be able to change them out as needed and thought this would be perfect.  It took me a while to complete it because I was trying to find a staple gun to staple the picture wire to the back of the frame.  Only- I never found one.  But good news!  I just used the brads (is this the right word?) that came on the back of the frame.

Then I needed a way to print my instagram photos.  I used Printstagram.  They turned out perfect and really cute (and they also offer some other really cute things to do with instagram photos), but I will probably never use them again- at least not for these.  It took almost 4 weeks to get them (shipped from Japan!!) and they are a little pricey.  I think there are some cheaper ways to order prints that I will do in the future.  But I do love how this turned out.







 One of my favorites.....mine and Grace's shadow....


And now our kitchen gallery wall is almost complete!  ;)


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UPDATE: I now order my pictures from the app PostalPix and love it!  It's so easy to upload and at an affordable price.  You just upload your pictures, order, and receive them in just a few days!  I also love the new look.


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17 comments:

jrjones5876 said...

This is super cute! I'm thinking about doing something like this for my parents' 50th wedding anniversary party. It's next weekend, so I may be up all night. :)

Micupoftea~ said...

Cute idea. love the apple green! Happy June~

cheapcraftymama said...

That is adorable! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at Pin It and Win It Wednesday @ www.cheapcraftymama.com!

Brandi Lee said...

What a great idea! I also had no idea how to print instagram photos. Thanks for the tip!

Christine said...

I absolutely loves this!!

Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

Carrie Rowe said...

cute!!! i'm going to have to try Printstagram, the pics look great.

kaitlyn said...

I've been wanting to do something like this for awhile and now I think I just might!! Thanks for teaching me :)

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Really cute!
I am brand spankin new to instagram-like I have 7 pictures :) could you save them as jpgs, print as a 4x6 (like at costco) and trim them down to look like a polaroid?

scrappysue said...

love this! how did you attach the wire?

Sarah said...

I love this! I will be featuring this tomorrow at my link party! Thewinthropchronicles.com

Run DMT said...

LOVE it! I ahve so many friends/family who use Instagram and this would be a great gift for them. I'm totally pinning and sharing this!

I'm visiting from Create and Inspire Party blog hop and I'm so glad I stopped by! :-)

Laura said...

What a great idea! I've been trying to figure out how to display my son's artwork. He draws a lot and he's very proud of the work he does in art class. A larger version of this would work really well.

Sara said...

Stopping by from Kelly's Korner. This might be my favorite way to display pictures. Now I just need instagram!

Anonymous said...

Cute! They remind me a little of candyland cards!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Very cute and clever idea -- and great way to salvage the frame after breaking the glass ;)

MadiGabrielle said...

what size frame?

laura@printing-instagram said...

Hey, My name is Laura and I have started blogging about tips for displaying printed Instagram photos. I have been doing lots of looking around to find unique ideas and I just want to let you know I love this idea! I love seeing the crafty ideas that people create to display their Instagram photos! thank you for the inspiration and thank you for sharing. I really hope this idea inspires people to print their Instagram photos!

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