Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Pictures Hanging on a Wall

Did you ever notice that hardly anyone takes personal photos with a camera that's not on their phone? Seriously, think about it! When you want to snap a quick picture you grab your phone, snap it, and then upload it to Instagram to share with your friends (Unless you're that one individual who whips out their iPads, LOL). I'm not saying this as a "TECHNOLOGY HAS TAKEN OVER OUR LIVES" sort of thing. I'm coming from a place nostalagia. When you would have your pictures, print them and have a physical image in your hands. I used to print pictures from drugstores and sites like Snapfish all the time. Now, not so much and my memories are just stored on my phone, instead of a keepsake box or hung up on my wall.

A while ago I stumbled upon this site called Printstagr.am. They print out your Instagram pictures on some seriously sturdy photo paper. So I decided to order some because it seemed like just the fix I needed to my nostalgia of physical pictures and I thought I'd share with you all what I did with them! I ordered the mini squares (2.5 x 2.5 pictures that are $12 for 48) and decided to place them on my door like they were photos in a dark room that you hung up to dry. I used baker's twine, Command mini hook strips, and tiny (yet super sparkly) clothes pins from Michael's to put this whole little DIY together. I love the look of these pictures just hanging in my room. They add a personal touch that my room was seriously lacking and now I have pictures I can get up and physically look at! It's so much nicer to see them on my door than on my phone's gallery. 

If any of you lovelies have some pictures on your Instagram's that you'd love to physically have, I'd highly recommend this website/service! It's affordable, quality is great, and there's no stopping the DIY gears churning in your head! I've known people to just tape them up on their walls to create a massive collage (which sounds so awesome and I may try soon!). I know all of us blog lovelies take pride in our Instagram accounts and keep loads of keepsake pictures on their, so why not take that one step further and have something you can actually keep!
Have any of you lovelies ever used this site? What do you think?

28 comments:

  1. Oh. My. GOSH. You are the first person who has ever made me want to get an instagram and it's just so that I can create my own door of hanging photos; SO STINKING CUTE.
    I see this type of thing on people's walls all the time but it just never looks right to me... on a door is apparently the way to go!! So fantastic Jess, I love it :)

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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    1. Cassie, your comments make my day! You should get and Instagram! And then a twitter while you're at it! There are so many times that I've wanted to give you a shout out or tweet something to you and then realized you didn't have a twitter, haha! But back to the pictures, yeah, they're SO CUTE! And so decorative. I get so happy every single time I look at it :) Since my bed is right across from my door I wake up to pretty pictures every morning!

      GET AN INSTAGRAM and then you can have a pwetty memento door too! <3

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    2. JESS!!! I usually never do a reply back on other people's blogs but... well, it's just one of those nights. Here's my stupid question: can you get an instagram account on a non-ipone? I have a smart phone but... well it's not an iphone haha. I just honestly can be so technically challenged and instagram is one of those things that I can't figure out (getting old is hard).
      And twitter... I know, I really should, huh? I just... oh I don't know why I'm so adverse to getting one to be honest. What do I say? Aren't I too awkward? Are the things I say even interesting? DO PEOPLE REALLY CARE WHAT I ATE FOR BREAKFAST? Ugh such a first world life problem but I'm really feeling conflicted hahaha.

      Cassie
      thriftthick.blogspot.com

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    3. LOL! I totally get it! And yeah, if it's a smart phone you should def. be able to get it! If there's an app store on your phone, visit it, and just look up Instagram! AND YES, I WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU ATE FOR BREAKFAST. The more awkward the more awesome the tweets are! I'm pretty sure I tweeted "#sleep #ineedit #boobs" today. SO yeah, LOL a first world problem with a two simple solutions. GET YO' SELF AN INSTAGRAM, and then if you're feeling like braving the world, get a twitter so I can chat with you not in comments. Oh & tell you that I found a site that sells Revlon Strawberry Suede for $10!

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  2. Gahhh thanks for posting this! I've been looking for something to print out Instagram pictures. There's a couple of companies that make Instagram pictures into magnets, but I don't want magnets, I just want printed Instagram pictures to hang up like you did! I can't wait to utilize this. I have mini Polaroids that I hang up like you did, except instead of baker's twine I use a fisher's net that I found on clearance at Michael's lol.

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    1. You're very welcome! Yeah, I saw the magnet ones and I'm like UGH my walls/door aren't magnetic! & OH MY, fisher's net sounds awesome, I think I may have to look for some! But yeah, def. use this site! They can do SO many things with your Instagram pictures, it's kind of crazy! Have fun :) xx

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  3. I've been wanting to do this for sooo long, but haven't been able to find the mini clothespins! Also, I have to print my photos off at the drugstore since I'm still stuck in the dark ages without a smart phone. I still use my camera to take all my photos ;)

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    1. You can find them at pretty much ANY art n crafts store. It might be a tad hard to locate them (so tiny, haha!) but if you ask someone they'll be able to help :) & ah, that's awesome! I should carry my little point and shoot more often :)

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  4. This is such a great idea! I have alot of pictures of me & my fiance. I'm thinking of printing them out right away! :)))) Going to check out the Printstagram website.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Sarah
    PrettyGloss - beauty, makeup & a lil gibberish
    |NEW POST: The Body Shop 'Enchanting Gold'|

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    1. Awh, that'll be so cute! And you can get them printed a bit bigger than the ones I have! Hope you enjoy them!

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  5. Your photo's are amazing Jess! I am so jealous, I wish I could take photo's like you :D I love this idea, they look so cute organised like that too xx
    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Thanks, Gem! :) <3
      Yeah, they're really cute and add some fun touches to my room! Everyone always stops to look at it which makes me happy :)

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  6. Really cute, might have to take some inspiration from this! x

    www.beautybook13.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'd be ever so flattered if you did! :) xx

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  7. That is the cutest set-up for displaying pictures ever! I still print mine out (I refuse to let technology over printed stuff!) but I keep most of them hidden away in albums.

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog ♥

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    1. Awh, thank you! And that's great to hear! I wish I did it more :)
      I keep a lot of mine in albums and boxes, too! It's so nice to flip through xx

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  8. It reminds me of the hundreds of picture albums I used to have when I was a child. Printstagr sound wonderful since I love clicking away and would love to have pictures displayed in my bedroom.

    Shang J.| The Feminine Crusade

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    1. That's what inspired it! You should def. check out and have a little collage of photos hanging in your room xx

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  9. love this! I had something similar to this in my dorm room :) xx Rena

    Kiss and Make Up

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    1. I saw something like this in a lot of dorm rooms, actually! It's awesome for adding a personal touch :)

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  10. Ahh this is soooo cute! :)
    I'm on instagram 24/7 so I'd love to get them printed!
    x

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    1. Exactly! So many memories on this one app, why not have them printed to keep forever and ever? xx

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  11. This is such a cute idea! I think with the explosion of digital cameras and our reliance on them (including the cameras in our phones), people rarely ever print photos anymore. There is something special about not only being able to capture a moment, but to have that to look back on or physically hold as well.

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    1. I wholeheartedly agree with this. Even a few years ago people were still printing out digital photos but now it's so much easier to share photos that people are saying, "what's the point, it's right there?" I love having photos printed and I think I'm going to start carrying a point and shoot around with me so I can capture moments every day and have them printed!

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  12. OKAY HOLD THE PHONE, this is like, the best post I've ever seen Jess! I am seriously going to order these ASAP, they are so inexpensive and the whole thing looks amazing!!

    xo, aly

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    1. Awh, stahhp, really? ;)
      Yes, it's insane how inexpensive they are! The quality is so amazing and they're so adorable! Hope you make a post about what you do with them because I'd love to see! :)

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  13. Wow this is such as a great idea!!! It looks fab and I love the pegs. super cute :)
    I just found your blog and love it! :)

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    1. Sparkly pegs always look super cute, hehe!
      Thanks so much, hope you stick around :) xx

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