Decor, Design & DIY

off your phone & into your home

 

It's no secret that everyone has fallen in love with Instagram over the past few years. It's a convenient way to share random moments. Often "small" moments - the ones that most people don't have time to go and grab their DSLR for. And many times, they're the moments that mean the most and capture "real life" the best. 

With so many online resources available to print Instagram images, I can never find a fun, creative way to display them on my wall. While square picture frames are obviously an option, they are just so basic and boring. So I came up with a little DIY project to get your Instagram pictures off your phone and into your home!

I paired weathered gray wooden boards with rose gold clips to create a rustic, chic photo display. I wanted a slightly feminine feel, but you can mix and match the wood stains and metal finishes in the clips to get a more masculine look as well. I displayed photos from the talented Laura Moll of Laura Moll Photography. Her adorable and candid Instagram shots of her precious son are exactly the kind of memories I wanted to capture in this fun DIY project!

 

materials:

 

 

1. Any size or shape unfinished wooden slab(s). I used three 18 inch poplar boards because their smooth texture allows for easier staining.

2. Premium wood stain in the color of your choice. I love the brand Varathane because it only requires one coat and they have a great color selection.

3. Bulldog clips in any metallic finish

4. 12 5 inch Instagram photos. Mine are printed from Artifact Uprising.

5. Large paintbrush

6. Hook, hammer & nails

 
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instructions:

 

Stain your wood slabs with a large paintbrush. Make sure to follow the instructions provided with the wood stain you purchase. Set to dry for a couple of hours. Then fasten the bulldog clips onto the board with a hammer and nails. Some clips conveniently come with matching nails, but if not, anything small and thin will do the trick. Secure a frame hanger on the back of the boards for easy hanging, clip your pictures on and enjoy your random, real-life moments for years to come!

 
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Love,