It took me a long time to hop aboard the Instagram train, but once I did, I was hooked! If you don’t follow me on Instagram yet, you should go take a minute to connect with me over there. I love to find new IG friends to follow back!
The thing I love most about Instagram is the way that you connect with all of these photos that tell a story. Instagram is like a visual diary, and I love to get a glimpse into other people’s lives and to share my own as well. I love it all – the filters, the fun photo apps, the square format – but what I don’t love is when all of those photos end up living trapped inside my phone. I wanted to create a place in my home where I could show them off, so I made this super simple Instagram photo display inspired by one I saw at a local craft fair. I started with an empty 24″ x 30″ frame that originally was home to a damaged bulletin board. I removed the board and gave the frame a coat of navy blue spray paint. The other materials needed are: 1″ chicken wire (poultry netting), staple gun, wire clippers and needle nose pliers.
After all of the wire was stapled down, I gave the edges a final trim and used the pliers to bend away any sharp edges.
I printed my Instagram photos at 4″ square, and 15 of them line up perfectly in my frame. Next time I am going to print them at 3″ so that I can place them a little more haphazard and organically instead of so OCD-like. Either way still looks cool though, it’s just a matter of preference! I think this will also serve well as our Christmas card display this holiday season!
Linking up at Tatertots & Jello’s Weekend Wrap Party