Chalk Painted Clothespins for Photo Prints DIY

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Since the invention of Pinterest, clothespins have really had a popular time and our chalk painted clothespins for photo prints DIY is just another one to add on to the many, many versatile things you can do with a clothespin. (Well, aside from pinning clothes, but who does that anymore?) Follow along for a quick DIY tutorial on these guys. Pretty self-explanatory but just in case you need some guidance.

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Supplies:

  • PostalPix Instagram Prints
  • Clothespins (normal size)
  • Chalk Paint or Chalk Spray Paint
  • Old Newspapers
  • Chalk Pen or Metallic Sharpie

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Instructions:

  • Gather up your clothespins from around the house (if you don’t have any, they are only a few dollars for a huge pack at Target or your local hardware store.)
  • You want to do this outside since you’ll be working with (spray) paint.
  • Lay out your clean clothespins on some newspapers or old magazines and leave clearance away from anything and everything. If you have a sensitivity to the smell of (spray) paint, a mask would be helpful too.
  • Thoroughly coat each side of the clothespin with paint and let dry for at least an hour on each side. This may take a few coats each time.
  • Let dry completely overnight and that’s it!

You’ll have a great surface (albeit, small) surface to write sweet little notes on. We recommend location or hashtags because it’s all the latest rage these days.

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Interested in sharing your own DIY with PostalPix Instagram prints or your photography on our blog? We should chat. Looking for more inspiration? Be sure to check out the rest of our blog or #PostalPix on Instagram. We’re also on Pinterest! Check us out at www.pinterest.com/postalpix

Square Album for Instagram Prints

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Do we have a treat for our readers today! Emily recently shared with us on Instagram, a darling little square album for Instagram prints she used for her PostalPix photo prints. Little did we know, she not only makes them herself, but sells them on her Etsy page! We had to reach out to her to get more info and lucky for us, she shared a bit of her story to get to know her and the Plum Umbrella a bit more.

Tell us more about yourself! What do you do for a living? Where ya from?

  • My name Emily Schmidt and you can find me on Instagram at @theplumumbrella. I don’t have a blog, but my Etsy shop is theplumumbrella.etsy.com. I live in Raleigh, NC and I’ve worked at the Libraries at NC State University for 12 years. I’m the Conservation Lab Manager in the Preservation Department, where we repair books in the collection and keep them in working order. Often this means completely rebinding a book – removing the old cover and spine linings, sewing on new endsheets, reshaping and relining the spine, cutting and covering new boards. Sometimes we also just replace the spine piece or repair pages that are torn. It’s a pretty unique job and I love getting to use my hands everyday.

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What are your passions? What inspires you?

  • I’m a very visual person, a lover of color and pattern. The right color combination can totally brighten my day and change my mood. Give me a teal next to lime green or a rich purple with a light blue. I’m inspired by bright, vibrant scenes as well as dark and moody ones. I could get lost for hours staring at a great pattern.

    I’ve been learning the craft of bookbinding for 12 years. At my day job I repair books; at home I make them from scratch. There is a joy in crafting something from start to finish – envisioning how it will look and how it will function – and in the process of turning paper and fabric into a beautiful book where someone can tuck away their personal thoughts, dreams and memories.

    My passion is combining my love of color and pattern with my love of bookbinding.

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Tell us more about your project and your handmade journals!

  • In this digital age, we all have so many photos hanging out on social media, which is great for accessibility, but we lose the experience of holding our memories in our hands, on actual paper. Photo prints feel better. You can put them on your shelf. You can hand them to someone else.  You can flip through your experiences. You can tell a better story.

    I make and sell 5” square photo books, along with other kinds of handmade journals. My hope is that these small photo books will offer a unique place to put those prints, either to keep for yourself or give as a gift for someone else. Capture the moments of a trip. Share priceless memories with a parent or grandparent. Keep pictures of your children each year and flip through to see them grow. Collect images from a relationship and give them to a loved one. Put your memories back into your hands.

    The photo books are a non-adhesive bindings which allow the pages to lie flat with open. They hold 24 blank pages. They are sized to hold 4” square prints. I bind extra thickness into the spine to accommodate for the thickness of the prints when they are added later. You can attach your prints with photo corners or photo tape. Each book is designed to hold 24 photos to be attached to the front of the pages only. (Adding more than 24 photos will cause the book to expand).

    My tip for attaching your prints using photo corners:
    • Lay your photo in place on the page.
    • Put a paper weight or other small, dense object in the center of the photo.
    • Lift each corner individually and slide on the photo corner.
    • Press the photo corner down to adhere.
    • Repeat on the other 3 corners.

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Be sure to check out The Plum Umbrella’s listings over at their Etsy shop! Interested in sharing your DIY with  PostalPix Instagram prints or photography n our blog? We should chat. Looking for more inspiration? Be sure to check out the rest of our blog or #PostalPix on Instagram.

DIY Cement Card Holder from Hawthorne and Main

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We have posted plenty of paper crafts for our Instagram prints on our blog, but never have we featured a DIY cement card holder and this one is specially made from Hawthorne and Main! Blogger Shonee shares tons of delightful DIYs and home decors that is not only super easy, but unique to her fun style.

Up for a challenge on your next DIY project? You are going to love the outcome of this one. Neutral to any home and we think it would be just perfect for your Android or iPhone Instagram photo prints!

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For this DIY, you are going to need the following things we have listed below. Most of these you should have laying around your house, but a quick trip to Home Depot, Lowe’s or your local hardware store should have the rest of the things Shonee has listed.

Supplies:

  • 1 Glass Jar
  • Cement
  • Copper Wire
  • Spray Paint
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • Hammer
  • Paper Bag
  • Safety Glasses
  • Painter’s Tape

Now that you’ve got the supply list down, head on over to Hawthorne and Main to get the full instruction list – www.hawthorneandmain.com. Make sure to let Shonee know we sent ya over there while you are at it!

Interested in sharing your DIY with  PostalPix Instagram prints or photography on our blog? We should chat. Looking for more inspiration? Be sure to check out the rest of our blog or our hashtag #PostalPix on Instagram.

DIY Lattice Craft Organizer from Bre Purposed

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Sometimes inspiration can hit us anywhere. In Bre’s case, it was found treasure that sparked this fun DIY Lattice Craft Organizer that we are so excited to share! It’s an insanely easy DIY that we think would pair up so well with your PostalPix Instagram photo prints. The rest is completely up you and your creativity! Follow below for the easiest instruction list that’ll surely spark some ideas the next time you find some abandoned treasure.

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Supplies:

  • Wooden or Plastic Lattice (Home Depot or in Bre’s case, found!)
  • Spray Paint (color of your choice)
  • Clipboard Clips
  • Pulls/Knobs

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Instructions:

  • Find or purchase your lattice. If wooden kind, this may need some slight prepping. A lighting sanding might be needed just in case it’s not a smooth surface for the spray paint.
  • Lay out some newspapers or cardboard box to prep for the spray paint.
  • It may take 1-2 coats, but thoroughly saturate the lattice with the spray paint color of your choice.
  • Let dry completely and use fun clips to attached anything and everything! We think your PostalPix photo prints would look amazing on your new DIY lattice craft organizer.

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Tell us more about yourself! What do you do for a living? Where ya from?

  • My name is Bre Bertolini, you can find me on Instagram at @brepurposed and my blog is www.brepurposed.com. I’m currently working as a Project Manager/Graphic Designer and I’m originally from Skaneateles, NY, but currently live in North East, PA.

What are your passions? What inspires you

  • Creativity is a big passion of mine. I’ve always been a creative person, and since I started my blog, I’ve realized this is exactly what I need to be doing. I’m also very passionate about design in general. I’m a graphic designer and just love challenging myself and exploring with colors and fonts.I can be inspired by anything and love when that inspiration strikes in random places. I could be driving, taking my dog for a walk, or strolling the aisles of a craft store. You never know when you’ll be inspired but there’s nothing better than when you have that a-ha moment!

Tell us more about your project!

  • This project was the definition of “Trash to Treasure”. I was driving to work one day and it happened to be garbage day. I did the slow drive, trying to scope out all the goodies and spotted this awesome lattice someone had kicked to the curb. I quickly pulled over, threw it in the back of my car and headed to work. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it yet, but I knew I couldn’t let it be trashed. When I got home I immediately spray painted it this awesome mint color I had picked up a few days before and that’s when my idea started coming to life. I don’t have a craft room or real office space, so all my craft supplies and accessories are just thrown into our spare bedroom in a completely disorganized fashion. I knew this would be the perfect way to display some of my supplies and create an inspiration board too. I love that I can easily change what’s hanging on it and how it doubles as organization and art!

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We cannot thank Breanna of Bre Purposed enough for sharing her fun DIY with us! Interested in sharing your DIY with  PostalPix Instagram prints or photography n our blog? We should chat. Looking for more inspiration? Be sure to check out the rest of our blog or #PostalPix on Instagram.

 

Branch Gallery for Instagram Prints from Nur Noch

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One of the best things about the DIY community is the amount of creativity out there, all over the world! We are lucky enough to be able to share this hanging branch gallery for Instagram prints from Nur Noch blog. Ronja Lotte is a talented DIY blogger hailing all the way from Germany! Her inspiring work will surely get you creating in no time. We’re sharing her branch gallery DIY today that we think would be absolutely perfect for your PostalPix Instagram photo prints.

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Supplies:

  • PostalPix Instagram Prints
  • Found Branch
  • Drill
  • Twine (to hang the branch)
  • String (to hang your prints)
  • Nail (and hammer)

 

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Instructions:

  • Find a branch that would be good for displaying. (We recommend at a location you like because sentimental found objects are always a good idea, right?)
  • Drill two small holes at either end of the branch, about an inch in on either sides. The width should just be wide enough to fit the twine through.
  • String the twine through on and tie a big knot through it. Depending on how low you wanted to hang the branch, now would be a good time to determine the length of the twine.
  • Hang it up now so you know how much space you’re working with.
  • Ronja takes this time out to adhere photos to wooden panels, but we say PostalPix photo prints will be a great alternative! Totally not biased or anything.
  • String up your prints and tie it around the branch. That’s it!

 

A huge thank you to Ronja Lotte of NurNoche.com for sharing her DIY with us! Interested in sharing your DIY with  PostalPix Instagram prints or photography n our blog? We should chat. Looking for more inspiration? Be sure to check out the rest of our blog or #PostalPix on Instagram.