Thursday, February 21, 2013

SPD: Instagram Photo Display

Today I'm linking up with Stephanie and Katie to share what I saw, pinned, and did.  I'm obsessed with Pinterest, and I use it for color inspiration for paint, organization tips and tricks, etc.  But I rarely ever get heavily involved in the crafty aspect.  I've got 4 kids, a part time job from home, and you know, a baby that doesn't sleep through the night.  Ain't nobody got time for that.
But I was looking around the "internets" for Instagram photo inspiration.  I take a TON of pictures with  my phone, and I am Instagram-obsessed  (you can follow me here).  I found this while I was doing my search.  I loved it as soon as I saw it on East Coast Creative.

Step 1 for me was to log on to Foxgram and get these puppies printed (it was super, super easy.  And fast.).
 Step 2 was also fairly easy.  I already had this frame.  It was a hand me down print for Wyatt's nursery that he kind of outgrew. Then I tried to make it a magnetic make up board in a failed Pinterest project.  I do love the frame, it's perfectly worn and sanded in just the right places.  So I popped the glass off (I had tried to paint it with  magnetic paint - yucko), and got to work.
 While Brian and I watched TV I hot glued twine to the back of the frame.  I measured and marked them to be 5 inches apart.   I only burned myself once or twice trying to get the twine to stay down.
 Here it is on the wall in the kitchen before the pictures went up.  I'm trying to slowly make this a gallery wall.  I got the two frames for the kids' artwork at Target.  They open right up to switch them out.

I was waiting on an order of mini clips from Amazon, and my UPS driver usually gets to my neighborhood around 6PM.  Is it sad that I know that?  Anywho, as soon as I got the package I made quick work of getting the pictures up.  I LOVE it.  It's probably one of my favorite things in the house.  I know that the pictures aren't professional or always amazing, but my phone captures tons of little moments with my kiddos every day. Moments that I love, but I'm not ever going to get back.   I love being able to see them in our kitchen!

It's going to be so easy to change them out and watch them evolve over time!  There will always be special pictures (that little picture of Hudson as a newborn on the bottom row, or Wyatt with his Ichiro foul ball from the ALDS may never leave this thing), but it will be fun to switch it out!


  1. This is an awesome idea!! I should get better at using instagram so I can do this project!!

  2. Great idea. It turned out super cute!!

  3. I love instagram, but am always at a loss how to use the photos I print out from instagram. I may have to try this project, yours turned out great!

  4. What size frame did you use? Thanks! I really want to make this!

  5. Hey, My name is Laura and I blog 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!