I heart Instagram. For ages I used it just to add fun filters to my phone photos but finally started using it socially a few months ago. Now I’m addicted. You can follow me on Instagram here. The big drawback of taking pictures on your phone has always been the difficulty in printing and displaying them in real life. My friend Sarah who blogs here shared a tutorial for creating Instagram magnets using the Walgreens app, and I thought it sounded like a fabulous idea. When I went to Joann’s to looks for magnet strips, I found something exciting – a whole magnetic sheet! I’d never seen one before and thought it would be perfect for this little project. I used a coupon at both Joann’s and Walgreens so the total cost of this project was only $3 for 6 magnets. If you print off your pics in a 3×3 format instead of the 4×4 using the app, you could get 12 magnets out of a sheet instead of 6. Bonus! Here’s how I did it:
1 8×12 magnetic sheet (use your mobile craft store coupon)
6 4×4 Instagram prints (or 12 if get them printed 3×3)
Exacto knife or box cutter
piece of cardboard
Get your pictures printed through the Walgreens app, or format and print yourself at home. Strip the adhesive backing off of your magnetic sheet. This is the hardest part. That backing was not trying to come off for me. Lay out your photos on the magnetic sheet. Put a piece of cardboard underneath to protect your work surface from your cutting implement. Cut them out. Done.
These make a fun and very personal gift. I gave the set of 5 to Jed for Father’s Day to take to his classroom, and saved one for our fridge at home. My goal is to make these once a month so that we have our Instagrams on display in real life and have a festive fridge.
How do you display your phone pictures?
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I love linking my ideas at these blog parties. Click the links to check them out and find crafty inspiration. If you’ve never visited a blog party, you will be blown away by the creativity shared and imaginative ideas.
Monday: CraftOManiac, Mad in Crafts, It’s So Very Cheri, Sew Chatty, The Girl Creative, Keeping It Simple, C.R.A.F.T., Boogie Board Cottage, and Sumo’s Sweet Stuff
Tuesday: Raising 4 Princesses, The Kurtz Corner, Hope Studios, Today’s Creative Blog, Coastal Charm, and New Nostalgia
Wednesday: The Trendy Treehouse, Polka Dots on Parade, Lil Luna, and The Thrifty Home
Thursday: All Things with Purpose, Somewhat Simple, The Shabby Creek Cottage, and House of Hepworths
Friday: Sugar and Spice, Kojo Designs, and The Shabby Nest
Weekends: Tatertots and Jello, Serenity Now, and Candace Creations