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Sunday, 8 July 2012

DIY Instagram Collage


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Once upon a time I lived in a stylish city apartment, with my delicious smelling boyfriend and we would spend Friday nights in swanky bars, laughing with friends and wearing shockingly high heels (me, not him!). Nowadays things are a little different. 

This Friday just gone, once Baby Glitter was in bed, I put on some cheesy romcom and grabbed my sellotape with relish. Forty minutes later and I had made this ::

 
Do excuse my fuzzy instagram pictures. Once it is hung I will photograph it with the cannon and we can all oooh and aaaaar. 

After I had instagramed the finished product, a lot of you sweetly asked how I made it so I have decided to tell you. It really was easy and is incredibly adaptable, so hopefully you can make something gorgeous for yourselves too. 


:: Step One :: 

Have your instagram images printed. I used Pinstagram for this. I opted for 2inch by 2inch squares and for $12 you can choose 48. They are sent in a little brown box on sturdy white card with a neat white trim. I LOVE them! I ordered multiples of a couple (like the one of me and my sister) so send in little cards- how quaint. At christmas, I intend on taking some cute shots of Baby Glitter, having them printed and using them as gift tags for family and friends. Delivery time took 2-3 weeks so plan ahead if you want to use this service. I was really happy with it. Also, as an extra bonus, you can pay by paypal, easy streets!


:: Step Two ::

Buy your frame. I bought this one from IKEA as I liked the raised edges. I also liked that it was only £7.99 and absolutely massive. Hurrah!


:: Step Three ::

The fun part- choose and arrange your photos. In this frame, if you squish them all up, you can fit 60 in perfectly. Since I had 144 to choose from, this was pretty tricky! Haha.


:: Step Four ::

Adhere your photos. For this you can use anything you like, but since I could only find sellotape, that had to do. Ideally a craft glue would have been more suitable. This particular frame came with a large sheet of fitted cardstock, so I was able to just stick directly to that. If your frame doesn't have one of these, you may need to improvise. Don't splash out, something as simple and accessible as cut out card from a cereal box will work beautifully. 


:: Step Five ::

Close the frame up securely and hang proudly. You are a craft genius and deserve a blue ribband or other such delightful treat.



This little craft project is great because it was easy, mess free, affordable (frame was £7.99 and 48 pictures were $12, so for the sixty in there it probably equates to about a tenner, entire project coming in at under £20) and can be adapted to so many things. Obviously you could make different sized and shaped collages, but you could also make birthday card, invites, or decoupage table tops. The possibilities are endless!

I'm really glad I took the time to print my pictures, all too often my memories sit unseen in digital form and so I am looking forward to finding more and more ways to display my growing love for photography.

Is this a project you might try? How do you display your pictures?

If you would like to follow me on instagram, I am 'Sprinkleofglitr', just like my twitter handle.

Toodlepip!

xx


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103 comments:

  1. there so pretty, your amazing at taking photos! I'm awkward like chandler from friends as soon as the camera is pointed at me! xxxx

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  2. I love this its so cute!

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  3. THANKS LOUISE!!! I've literally been waiting for this post. It looks great you creatively clever thing you!! :)

    http://allthingsbrightandbootiful.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. you come up with the best ideas!! this is such a lovely idea, i'm definitely going to do it for when i move into my new flat at the end of summer to spruce it up! thank you for sharing!

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  5. Oh wow! What a fantastic idea :)

    You are so creative Louise, & I'm sure this will look lovely in your home!

    I did attempt something along the lines of this once, but unfortunately it didn't turn out too great :(

    Laura xx
    http://laurasallmadeupbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. This is definitely something I would try xxx

    http://littlesugarcube98.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. This is so cute! You're so creative :)xx

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  8. This is fab, we are hopefully moving soon so I am collecting frames as I want a photo mosaic and this would be great! xx

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  9. wow it looks amazing! It would make a great present too, you are very crafty (as in the arty kind of way hehe) :) x thankyou x

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  10. lovely lovely idea.. i think im gonna do something like it for my parents christmas with family photos:) x
    thanks for sharing!

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  11. Cutest idea ever.
    Shame I have a Windows phone so can't use Instagram :(

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  12. This is absolutely amazing louise!!! :) and thanks for linking the blog a beautiful mess in your previous post- the blog is amazing as well as yours! I only have a blackberry :( can't wait till my contract ends so I can get an android phone! (Purely and sadly because of instagram :P xxx

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  13. This is greeeaaaaattt! thanks def stealing the idea!

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  14. nice idea. I love instagram. I get mine printed on the app iPrintagram £3 for 3 photos that look like polaroids.

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  15. i done something like this a couple years ago on a piece of chip board :)
    it broke when we moved so you've just prompted me to make another! xx

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  16. I love this! I'm definitely going to have to make this when I redecorate my room, thanks for the tutorial! :)

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  17. This is such a good idea! Thanks for sharing Louise! My friend turns 18 at the beginning of next year so I think this will make a lovely gift! Something like this definitely adds a personal touch and to know that it wasn't that expensive either is always a bonus :)
    Love Hannah xxx

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  18. Your collage looks amazing! I would love to do something like this :) x

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  19. This is such a cute idea! I definitely want to try it out, it would make such a good birthday present. Thank you for sharing it! xx

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  20. What a lovely idea! I would love to do this, but most of my instagram pics are of food haha! I need to start taking pictures of atual people :) x

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  21. This is such a good idea!! I want to make one now, they'd be such amazing presents too :) Thanks for sharing Louise :) x

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  22. oh this is adorable! I have so many nice instagram photos- I feel a project coming on :)

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  23. You are so good at crafty stuff. I wish I could be the same.xx

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  24. I love this! Such a good idea, thank you for sharing :) xox

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  25. So precious! What a great way to compile special memories!
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  26. This is such a nice idea! :)) xx

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  27. This looks amazing, I'd never believe it cost less than £20 if I saw it in someone's house! xx

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  28. this is such a great idea, your so creative xx

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  29. I was just on Google trying to find out how to make a little collage of photos, so Im really glad I found this post, perfect timing! Im trying to make some of my own decorations for my bedroom rather than just buying things all the time but dont really know how so I love reading posts like this :)

    whatsupdoll.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. I love your crafty posts so much! They're something different in the blog-iverse, and I've now got a right idea in my head for a friend's birthday card! :)
    Please keep doing these kind of posts, they're inspiring! xx

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  31. This has given me inspiration for my friends birthday present!! thanks Louise xx

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  32. Wow, that's such a lovely idea! I bet it will look so nice when it's hung up on the wall and will spark up lots of memories whenever you look at it :) I love it! xxx

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  33. This is such a lovely idea Louise! I just finished uni so I might do a collage with all my uni snaps :) xx

    jensbrightandbeautiful.blogspot.com

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  34. This is such a brilliant idea Louise, I'm going to have to try this! :) x

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  35. Wow this is such a great idea! I might try something like this, it just keeps all your snaps in one place and a great way to decorate :)

    Charlee
    http://charmedcharlee.blogspot.com/
    xxxx

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  36. Oh this is lovely! Great idea Louise!

    http://bittenglam.blogspot.ca

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  37. Gorgeous! I am going to give this a try

    Sx
    imcountingufoz.com

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  38. was actually thinking about something like this the other day!

    http://studsanddreams.blogspot.co.uk/

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  39. I love this, such a great idea!

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  40. This is amazing. I'm going to do it because having a place to put nice memories is important ^_^
    Would make a great birthday present for a friend x

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  41. I'm doing this immediately! Although I've only taken about 12 pictures on Instagram so I won't actually be able to do this immediately...*sigh

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  42. This might sound like a random/strange question, but does anyone know if the photo frame has glass on the front? Thanks :) xx

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  43. What a fantastic idea!! I would love to do something creative like this :) It seems like a wonderful gift for a friend or family member! In fact... I may just do this for a friend's birthday coming up! Thanks for the idea Louise!! :D xx

    alixloves.blogspot.com

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  44. Absolutely adore this idea! Just need some more instagram pics! xo

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  45. This is SO cool and helpful, I have seen that printing website for Instagram photos and never knew how to arrange them once I'd received them. You've given me so many ideas now! :)

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  46. Such a clever idea Thankyou for telling us! Have you heard of casetagram, they make a phone case especially for you with all your instagram photos! I wanna get one, shame it's £30! :) x

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  47. genius idea! i'm definitely gonna do this! :)

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  48. I love this!! i sooo wanna do it!! Great pitures!! :D

    Jen xxxx
    www.itsablondeslife7.blogspot.com

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  49. Love this idea, I have a giant photo frame from ikea waiting to be filled so I might do something similar :)

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  50. This would be so great as a present! Such a lovely idea!

    Ginger x

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  51. This is sooooo cool. I think when i have enough instagram pictures i may do something similar. I'm gonna become snap happy haha

    Please follow my new blog
    http://www.katielewla.co.uk/

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  52. i love this idea, just wish i had instagram haha, i'd be all of over this project right now! damn you blackberry! xx

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  53. I love it, I am going to try it.
    looks great!
    xx-B
    http://thegreyclover.blogspot.co.uk/

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  54. pinklovenugget9 July 2012 12:07

    This is my most favourite blog-read yet! Love it, I do love a 'montage'. So anyway, I have photoshop on my puter so I am going to use this format and put together a big collage and then get it printed like a poster. My theme is going to be Jubilee and London 2012.

    Yay I am excited already - good inspiring Louise! :-)

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  55. This is so nice Louise! I want to so something similar for my room :)xx

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  56. Brilliant idea! I wish I had instagram so I could do this. I love square pictures! :D

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  57. Such a great idea.. definitely gonna give this a try! :)

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  58. Such a cute idea, when I have more photos on ig I may give this a go!

    http://petticoatsandpansies.blogspot.co.uk/

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  59. oh i LOVE this idea Louise!! I love photos and i am addicted to instagram but i hate photo frames everywhere cluttering up the place (& you have to dust them..!) this is the perfect way to showcase beautiful photos!

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  60. definitely doing this one day. I need to start using my instagram more haha.

    http://theparisianpout.blogspot.com/

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  61. Thats a really cute idea! :) xxx

    http://jeminixlife.blogspot.com

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  62. This is so pretty! What a good idea (: xxx

    http://lillygray.blogspot.co.uk/

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  63. This is such a great idea Louise! Thanks for sharing, I may have to have a go myself xx

    http://asliceofmylifewales.blogspot.co.uk/

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  64. That is the cutest idea ever! Will have to try it. :) x


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  65. Love the idea I just wish instagram was available on the blackberry.

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  66. An Instagram taken of Instagrams? It's Instaception!

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  67. This is the best post ever! I love cheap craft projects and interior design as well as photography! This is the perfect way to spend a sunday afternoon! Thanks for sharing this this has made my day :D

    I am off to ikea now !

    http://www.eye-love-beauty.com/

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  68. Amazing blog!! LOVE LOVE IT!!! I follow you!! kisses from Spain!!

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  69. Suuuuper cute. Love this idea!

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  70. i just bought this frame and ordered the photos from the company. i love this idea and it'll be a thoughtful gift for my upcoming 5th anniversary :)

    how long did it take for you to receive the photos?

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  71. Louise, I just wanted to personally thank you from all of us at Social Print Studio. Thank you so much for bringing awareness to your followers about http://printstagr.am! I hope your experience with our service was first class! We've released new products and are pumping out new ideas and products all the time, I would love to have someone like you get a first hand feel for them.

    If you ever need anything feel free to email us directly at hello[@]socialprintstudio[dot]com attn. Thomas.
    Thanks again!
    xoxo,
    Thomas

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  72. Amazing!

    Definitely giving this a go... have just ordered a lovely selection of prints from printstagram! Cannot wait for them to arrive :)
    xx

    somethingrosie.blogspot.com

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  73. I love love love this idea, definitely need to remember this for a gift idea!!

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  74. Shipping is a fortune on Printstagram! Doubles my order total! Oh well, all in the name of being a crafting goddess and a good "crafternoon"
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    My instagram is emsmcs
    :)
    xx

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  75. Fab idea! Thanks for sharing and recommending the frame.

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  76. Wow!! You people shared here a Photo collages!! All Photo's are collages in a single page,that looking good!

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  77. This would be such a loverrrly christmas present! I love you and your vdeos soo much and have just started blogging to follow you and Zoe :') I watch your birthday compillation video all the time when I feel sad and I just sit and wet myself laughing at it <3 <3 <3 xxxxx

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  78. Instagram is amazing, I like to check it everyday to see photos shared by Instagram users from world. Cool and nice Apps.

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  79. This is fabulous! I NEED to print my instagram photos!

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  80. This is great Luise, I hope you won't mind if I copy you.

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  81. She steals all her DIY's from Pinterest. Never gives credit.

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  82. That is gorgeous.. I will be doing that some time soon. xx Thanks

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  83. I've only just seen this and omg it is such a good idea, I'm definitely going to be trying this so thanks for sharing what you did x

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  84. This is so cute and such a great post! On my to do list is get more printed photos instead of keeping them all on my laptop!

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  85. This is a great DIY idea. I'm definitely going to try making it.

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  86. omg best idea ever! i am addiceted to instagram so will defo have to get some of these! how exciting!
    i love your blog sooooo much and would really appreciate you looking at mine, im new to the blog world so any help would be truly noted! <3

    http://katie-annarose.blogspot.co.uk/

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  87. Gorgeous Idea!!!

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  89. ERM LOUISE, these baby glitter photos you mention, please come into the studio, haha DO IT. My boyfriend is a photographer, and he's super good at it - Heres a few of his bits https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150945109083971.436488.360710368970&type=3 Andddd we're in Milton Keynes (Well, just outside of) Just off junction 14/13, COME AND SEE US! The vouchers get you 90 minutes in the studio and viewing with a framed 5x7 of course choice - They're normally £40 but I'm happy to send one your way, and I'll ask Dan if we can upgrade you to an 8x10 too, and if you wanted any more of course you could buy them, but no obligation.. .You two are CUTE! Perhaps just a mention in return? :)

    Let me know what you think anyway, I reckon it'd be awesome!

    Wonder if theres a way of ordering twitter pics hmm, I don't use instagram :( *behind*

    Lorra lorra love!!

    fridayisforeverblog.com
    Sarah-rah-rah xx

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  90. Aw, i love this! defo something im going to give a go! all my pics are hidden away in albums, what a lovely way to put great memories on display! :)

    http://beautyinspecs.blogspot.co.uk/

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  91. Very nice pictures!beautiful, such an inspiration to me..Keep posting new pics and will keep posted and for sure you'll get more instagram followers by making blogs like this.

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  92. I'm definitely going to try this now. Fabulous, quirky idea. So simply but positively unique!

    http://holzbreen.blogspot.com

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  93. Thanks Louise, this is a fantastic idea! I love decorating my room so I am going to try this :) I've done a blog post about my room before, hopefully I'll be able to update it as a new and improved version!

    http://lotterina.blogspot.co.uk/
    Beauty/Fashion/Thoughts/Photgraphy Blog
    Come and say hello!
    xxx

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  96. Everything you made are cools! I like it so much!
    Your DIY are easy to make. You must be have many instagram followers, indeed.

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  97. I printed my Instagram pics too. I used Foxgram. I was so happy with how they turned out. I just hung them on a string on my wall with mini clothes pins.

    http://thefancyfashioncastle.blogspot.com/

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