DIY frame for instagram photos

by Mary Jane

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Have you ever asked yourself what you’re going to do with all of those priceless instagram photos hiding away on your phone? They may be not all be technically correct but they sure are real. They are everyday snap shots – the messy, badly lit, out of focus, laughing, crying, silly, amazing moments – called life. I wanted a fun way to view them “in person” but I knew I liked them together in a group. It’s a power in numbers kind of thing. They all work together and create this storyboard of your life.

This is most definitely a pinterest inspired idea and it was SUPER easy! I’m excited because it will be so easy and inexpensive to constantly rotate the photos (not sayin’ this will happen toooo often, but the opportunity is there).

First thing, and quite possibly the most difficult, find some reclaimed wood – unless you’re into a newer look. I actually got these pieces of wood from a lumber company that specializes in reclaimed wood floors. They gave me these four pieces for free.

When you’re working with old wood, you will soon find out if you haven’t already that the wood is extremely hard.  It was impossible to nail through it.  So, I drilled the holes first, then nailed. (actually, truth be told, my husband did this part – love him!)  Much easier!

Next, nail all four sides together to create a frame.  Just 4 nails. That’s it.

Then add eyelets for the wire to connect to…drilled holes for these as well.

Lastly, string the wire across.

Then of course you need photos!  And clothespins or however you want to secure the photos to the wire.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Erin June 19, 2013 at 12:07 am

Great project! What did you attach the photos to? White card stock?

Mary Jane June 19, 2013 at 12:49 am

Hi Erin! I actually got them printed that way with a company called Origrami ( Yes, it’s printed on a heavy card stock – perfect for hanging. The only bummer is the company is in Australia (two week delivery time), so if you’re willing to wait – I love the quality and how they look like polaroids!

sarah November 24, 2013 at 9:48 pm

I love this. What are the dimensions and where did you get the baby clothes pins?

Mary Jane November 24, 2013 at 10:13 pm

It turned out to be around 28×40 and I got the baby clothes pins at Michaels. Share photos of your finished product! 🙂

Nikol Kon April 29, 2014 at 6:17 pm

It’s perfect! Love your idea! Can you tell me please the dimensions of the frame?

Kim January 12, 2015 at 9:25 pm

I’d like to know where to get the door? Pls

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