DIY Instagram Frame


Today’s post will be a quick one.  I just wanted to share a little project I wrapped up over the weekend with you.  A few years ago, I found a gorgeous frame in my dad’s shop.  There’s no telling how old it is.  The hardware on the back had rusted off, and it looked pretty rough at the time, but I sanded it down and put some oil on it, and it’s as good as new.  And it sat in my closet, moved with me a couple of times, and hasn’t found it’s calling until just recently.

DIY Instagram Frame | Oysters & Pearls

I decided that instead of framing one big thing in it, I would use it in my office to have a rotating miniature gallery.  I heard about Printsagram from somewhere, and the catchy name stuck in my head.  I finally got around to ordering some of my Instagram pictures using their app (search for “Print Studio” in your App store on your phone).  They did not pay me or sponsor this post.  They have no idea who I am.  I purchased my printed Instagram pictures from them and it turned out pretty neat.

Refurbished Frame with Instagram Pictures | Oysters & Pearls

It’s nice to finally get some pictures off my phone and out of the cyber space and into real life.  It’s also nice to print square pictures without having them distorted into a 4×6.

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It’s no secret that Instagram is the very best of all the social medias.  Or at least, it’s my favorite. So I thoroughly enjoy looking at my pictures even more than I already did when they were only on my phone.

Refurbished Frame with Instagram Pictures | Oysters & Pearls

All I did was take some ribbon (from Christmas presents, natch) and staple it across the back, and use mini clothes pins to hang the pictures and a few momentos from the ribbon.  Our tickets to a New Year’s Eve MoFro show a couple years ago, some origami tee shirts from a local Judge (who our cat Wallace just so happens to be named after), and my calligraphy place card from my friend Sara’s bridesmaids’ luncheon.  Remember that?

Sara's Bridesmaids' Luncheon

As an aside, I use these Hercules Hooks (<–affiliate link!) to hang everything in the house now.  I totally thought it was a gimmick because Billy Mays (may he rest in peace) is involved, but they are awesome.  You can hang anything from them as long as you aren’t trying to hang them in a stud, and you don’t even have to use a hammer!  Since I bought a pack, I’ve hung almost everything that I hadn’t gotten around to hanging yet since we moved into our house.  I can’t recommend them enough!  I almost saved them for a Friday Finds post, but I couldn’t wait to tell you about them.

As for the quality of the Prinstagram pictures themselves, they aren’t grainy and are printed on thick (almost card stock thickness) paper, but the color isn’t quite as bright or saturated as I would ideally prefer.  However, they are cheap, and at least they’re printed, and I still like them a whole lot.

Printsagram Project | Oysters & Pearls

This hangs in my home office, and it makes me so happy to look at it every day.  And since I printed way more than will fit here, I can rotate them or use the other pictures somewhere else. In fact, you could do a ton of things with these printed Instagram pictures.  I love it!

Have you done any fun projects lately?  Or have any ideas on what else to do with these pictures?  I’d love to hear what y’all think!

Until Next Time

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12 thoughts on “DIY Instagram Frame

  1. Windy Taylor

    I just picked up a big frame at Goodwill in Tallahassee on Sunday to do something similar! I also learned that Snapfish now offers “deco prints” on thick cardstock in a 4×4 size. It’s the same price as Printstagram, but you can order any number of prints, not just sets of 24.

    So glad yours turned out so cute!
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