DIY Instagram Display

Do y’all love Instagram as much as I do? I’ve had an account for about a year and decided I needed to print out some pictures and display them because they are so cute and fun. I searched Pinterest for ideas, but didn’t love anything I saw. I wanted something that was quick to make, inexpensive and easy to change out my photos. Here is what I came up with:

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Here’s what you need to make your own:

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Black Foam Board

Small Metal Binder Clips (I found mine at Target for $2/5)

Exacto knife

Cutting Mat

Glue gun

Measuring tape or yard stick

Pencil or chalk

Instagram Prints (I got mine from Foxgram)

I thought black foam board would be perfect for this project because it is inexpensive and lightweight. You can find it anywhere for $2-$3. The dollar store has it, but it is white on the inside and I wanted solid black.

I decided I wanted my foam board to be a square, since the Instagram prints are square so I cut my board to 20X20 inches. This is when a yardstick would be handy, I couldn’t find mine so I had to improvise. The first one I made a chalk line and cut on that. I didn’t cut very straight so the next time I drew the line with a pencil and used the ruler to help me stay straight while I cut

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Make sure you put a Cutting Mat under your foam bard so you don’t cut your table.

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I didn’t cut the board all the way through so I had to put it up like this and finish cutting it.

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Once it is cut, I used my prints to figure out my spacing for my metal clips.

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I put a mark on the board at 2, 6, 10, 14 and 18 inches. For the next row I went down 4 inches and put marks on the same column. Repeat down the board every 4 inches.

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Now you are ready to hot glue the clips on. I used my mini low temp glue gun so I wouldn’t burn my fingers as badly. Fold up the clip and put some glue on one side and place on your mark. Hold for a few seconds to make sure the glue is cooled. Continue with the rest of the clips.

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Clean up all the hot glue strings.

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Now you are ready to put your prints on it!

I looked into a few different options for printing out my Instagram pictures. I decided to go with Foxgram and couldn’t be more happy. They have an app that you can put on your phone or you can place your order online. I went online and linked it to my Instagram account. I selected the pictures I wanted to print and they arrived in less than a week! The best part is shipping is only 99 cents!

We contacted  Foxgram and they gave us

an exclusive Foxgram Coupon Code!

Just enter FF10 at checkout for 10% off your order (expires Aug 31, 2013)!


Once you get all your pictures on you are ready to hang it up. I used my favorite 3M Picture Hanging Strips on the back of the foam board.

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I put 1 in each corner and hung them up. I love how they look in my kitchen. My kids were so excited to see them when they woke up the next morning. Every time I look at them I am reminded of some happy times. One of the best parts is the whole project, prints included was around $20!

DIY Instagram display copy


Now get those pictures off your phone and somewhere that you can see them and enjoy them.

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Types: Crafts
Categories: Frugal


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