Tuesday, August 13, 2013

My Newest Obsession

Clearly, it's not blogging. 

Sorry I've been MIA for the past week. I caught a nasty stomach bug last week and had two different workshops to attend so I've been a little jumbled every since.

But...I've been wanting to blog about this since the second it showed up on my doorstep (two weeks ago) so here I am finally telling you about my new favorite thing.

Instagram pictures. 

Instagram has become my most favorite form of social media. Which means a lot, because I'm a pretty big fan of all forms of social media. But sometimes most of the time Facebook just annoys me and Twitter can sometimes be too much to read (140 characters from some people is more than you would think) but Instagram is great. {Shameless plug: If you're not following me, you should. le duh.}

But what's even better than Instagram pictures on your phone - are Instagram pictures, printed and hung in your house!! I know, I know. This isn't a new concept. I've seen things floating around Pinterest forever about printing Instagram pictures, turning them into magnets, blah blah blah.

I just had never taken advantage of it. Until now. And I could not be more in love.

Backstory - Robbie and I got new shutters for Christmas and actually got around to replacing them earlier this summer. We held onto the old shutters because they were just so many re-purpose possibilities. Meet re-purposed shutter number one. I, of course, did not take any pictures of the during process. But all I did was re-paint it lime green and then weave burlap ribbon (found at Michael's) through the rivets. I used teeny tiny clothespins (also found at Michael's or any craft store) to hang the Instagram pictures. 

The best part is, that's not even all the pictures I had printed - that's just all that would fit on the shutter.

I used Prinstagram to print my pictures. They're reasonably priced and have a ton of different options. I ordered just the regular squares, which come in sets of 24. They're printed on quality 4 x 4 cardstock paper.

Basically, you choose your size. And then you sign into your Instagram account and choose the pictures you want to print. They took about 5 days to ship, but that was over a weekend. It's that easy! And seriously, they look so good! 

I have the ones hanging on my shutter, but I also made a "Instagram garland" hanging from my mantel. I just don't have a picture of that right now. Typical I know. 

Long story short, if you need to print your Instagram pictures (and you need to print your Instagram pictures) use Prinstagram


P.S. I did not receive any compensation for this post. I just love the product so good! 


  1. Loving this DIY.
    I need to try it.
    And does anyone blog in the summer..I mean seriously though?

  2. I love the lime green shutter. I think I need to make a trip to the Habitat ReStore to find me some shutters... :)