As many of your are, I am in love with Instagram on my iPhone but hadn’t found a way to use any of those little square pictures in real life. Then recently, I stumbled across PostalPix, which is genius. It is an app that you can download that allows you to order your Instagram pictures to be delivered to you by mail. I love that it can all be done right through an app. It was so easy and at less than 30 cents each for a 4×4 print, you can’t beat that. So, I ordered some for my travel journal projects (I’ll share those soon). Then an hour later, I wanted to order more to try my hand at a DIY idea I had. So two orders down and a few days later… I had some pictures in my mailbox! I gathered my materials and was ready to go! I grabbed two IKEA Nyjjta frames, some mini clothespins I already had, some wire, the pictures and my manual staple gun.
I removed the plastic front (glass if you are using a frame more expensive that $1.99) and the cardboard backing so I was left with just the white frame. I then cut a piece of wire and stapled it to the back of the frame and cut off the excess wire.
I also made sure to bend back the black metal flaps that used to hold the backing on rather than breaking them off, just in case I want to use these as regular frames in the future.
Then it was as easy as using some mini clothespins to hold some of the pictures. Truly the hardest part was deciding which pictures to put up first. I like that I can easily change out what pictures I keep up there. Yay for ever-changing art! One thing to note is that I didn’t have any picture brackets so I cheated and just stapled more wire to the top to be able to hang them on the wall. I have plans to change it to real brackets, but if the stapled wire holds up… I will probably forget.
Don’t mind how empty the rest of that wall is… I’m working on it…
But, see! Simple, easy and really quick… my favorite kind of project