Monday, April 09, 2012

{i decorate} a year of instagrams.



i've been using my most favourite app, instagram for one year now. the very first photo i took was of hannah licking a giant swirly lolly for breakfast on Easter morning 2011. coincidentally, we framed and hung our year of instagrams this Easter weekend. it's definitely a new favourite spot to gaze at in our home.

our instagrams tell our story of the past year. they capture small special moments and not necessarily a perfect picture. we can look back through these photos and remember a specific event, activity, outing or just funny moment at home. this morning, hannah and i even played i spy with the photos, remembering a silly hat she wore or a cardboard plane she flew.

i took advantage of a 20% off sale through www.posterjack.ca, thanks to a mention from tickled pink photography. i selected a 20 x 28 poster size print using one of poster jack's user friendly grid layouts. each of our posters has 35 photos. each poster was only $14 shipped - so economical that we'll be printing new posters each year! i framed them in IKEA's ODBY frames just like our gigantic family photos in our family room. we haven't much wall space in our cozy little home, so they're hung on our landing beneath the gorgeous maskros pendant which casts some delightful shadows in our stairwell.




how do you display your instagrams?


18 comments:

erin said...

Love this idea!

Gina said...

I love this...but I don't see anywhere on poster Jack that has a grid layout??

Sarah said...

Once you select your poster size and upload photos there is a grid layout option, I think I set up a poster jack account to begin with as well... Hope this helps Gina!

Danielle Benoit said...

I did find a website for the United States people..

www.posterdog.com

I'm currently getting my instagrams all ready to go. :) Thanks for the great idea! Now if only the nearest IKEA wasn't 4.5 hours away in Minneapolis for me. Haha!

Gina said...

Thanks so much! I got it figured out! can't wait to get a couple years worth of instagrams on the wall....ps do you live in New Brighton???

ana {bluebirdkisses} said...

what a great idea! i did make a photo book with some of mine but that's about it :S this is really perfect I think though!

Anonymous said...

Are Instagrams of a high enough quality to print?
They look gorgeous on your wall.
Your blog is lovely too.
Tarnya

MFAMB said...

hey there!
i found this post on pinterest. i have followed the link to posterjack but i am confused as to how you went about making this grid poster. it would seem my options in the poster department are to make ONE photo into a poster.
if you could offer me a brief tutorial on what exactly you did to get your grid type poster i would be forever grateful. ok, maybe only grateful for like one day.
ok, one hour.
but still... VERY grateful.
thank you
xox
jenny aka mfamb aka your mom

Tulips & Tulle said...

Love this!

Katie said...

I love this! Saw your idea on alittledashofash.blogspot.com. Thanks for sharing!

Hayley said...

Lovethis! New follower here! Just created some a little differently but the idea is perfect! I have always printed my instas individually, so the idea to print them on a grid is genius! I will post about it when I receive mine and link back to you!

Hayley
theweekendfile.blogspot.com

Angela Marie said...

This is so cute! Great way to display your Instagram photos!

- Angela Marie @ http://sunkissedivory.blogspot.com

Hayley said...

Okay I was so inspired I have done it and posted about it!! I linked back to this original post too!

http://theweekendfile.blogspot.com/2012/05/decorate-with-instagram.html

Hayley

Coasting Anon said...

Hi there - wanted to let you know this was featured on FLOR's design blog, Musings, the other day: http://www.flor.com/blog/do-you-instagram-final/

Cassandra said...

Love this!
There is also a free program called Printsgram (www.printsgram.com) that will grid your instagram photos for free, and send you a PDF file which you can print at home, or send to a print shop. The nice thing is that it imports pictures directly from instagram! I can't wait to do this with pics of my son. :)

emilyberit said...

Do all of your pictures have the same filter or do you use a variety?

pinkfrosting_xo said...

Beautiful, amazing, loved it when I saw it on Pinterest.

Taylor Elyse said...

This is a brilliant idea! Found this on Pinterest and had to let you know.
~Taylor
http://liveandmove.co

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