Instagram Magnet Board DIY from Heather Hess

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We love when a PostalPix project turns out this good (and costs a fraction of what it should!) Heather Hess from Heather Hess At Home shares with us today her Instagram Magnet Board DIY that safely displays PostalPix photo prints and on a fabric that matches with your decor. Keep reading below to learn how to make your own and get inspired by Heather!

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Supplies:

  • 4×4 PostalPix Instagram Prints
  • Frame (thrifted)
  • Sheet Metal
  • Fabric
  • Magnets
  • Buttons
  • Glue or Duct Tape

Instructions:

  • Have your metal cut to fit inside your frame either at the home improvement store or with tin snips.
  • Before putting the metal sheet inside the frame, wrap it with fabric of your choice and adhere it with an adhesive. Using duct tape can allow you to change out the fabric whenever you want.
  • Now you can put the fabric covered metal sheet inside the frame.
  • It’s time to decorate your magnets!
  • Buttons make for easy and affordable options. Just snip off the backs and glue the top part of the button to the magnets.

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What do you do for a living? Where ya from?

  • Currently live in Washington, originally from Idaho. Stay at home mom with 3 kids. DIY and motherhood blogger.

What are your passions? What inspires you

  • My family.

Tell us about your DIY and how you involved PostalPix!

  • I print out my Instagram pictures from PostalPix a couple times a year and wanted to display them at home where I could see them everyday. I thought about a bulletin board but I didn’t want to damage and put holes in my pictures, so I created a magnet board. I used a large thrift store frame, cut a large piece of galvanized metal from the home improvement store to fit inside my frame, and covered the metal in fabric to create the magnet board. I hot glued vintage brass buttons to round magnets to hold my pictures. Now I can see my pictures everyday and switch them out every few months with no damage!

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A huge thank you to Heather for letting us get to know her a bit more and sharing this DIY with us! Interested in having your DIY project with PostalPix Instagram prints featured on our blog? We should chat.

PicTapGo Photo App for iPhone

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Meet PicTapGo, your new favorite photo app for iPhone.

Currently available for iOS, PicTapGo is available for not only as a photo app for iPhone, but also for the iPad! With its minimalist interface, this little photo app makes a punch. It has tons of filters with real-time previews and you can layer them up to your heart’s desire. You can then save each recipe to your editing arsenal and quickly apply them to photo after photo.

Choose a photo and you’ll see filters to choose from as you scroll up.

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Choose and layer up different filters you want to use — you can also decrease the intensity of each filter.

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The process makes it insanely easy to edit through a lot of photos and is a huge time saver. Think of all the vacation photos you can edit in a fraction of the time it normally would take you! From there, easily share the entire album onto Facebook or share them across your favorite social media sites. The real fun part is you can easily send the edited images through to PostalPix to have printed! Heck, you can easily have this all done and photo prints waiting for you when you get home.

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Share away!

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Any other photo app for iPhone or Android you think we should share? Interested in having your DIY project with PostalPix Instagram prints featured on our blog? We should chat.

Photo Print Pennant Banner

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The holidays are approaching and a great way to spruce up any holiday event is a fun photo print pennant banner! Super easy to make and you probably have all the supplies without realizing it. Follow below to see the easy instructions on how to achieve this photo banner.

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Supplies:

  • 4×4 PostalPix Instagram Print
  • 12×12 Construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • Washi Tape
  • Hole Punch
  • Ruler (optional)
  • Twine

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Instructions:

  • Decide on what kinds of paper you’d like to use. The selection at local craft stores like Michael’s or Jo-Ann can have quite a selection of paper choices that are 12×12 and perfect for this project. Feel free to swap this out for fabrics, burlap or leftover scraps of paper you may have.
  • For this DIY, the flags are 5″ by 7.5″, but the shape can be anything! Triangles or squares could also work.
  • Carefully cut out the 5″ by 7.5″ rectangles on the paper first. You can mark the measurements with a pencil to be more precise.
  • Place the print towards the top to help figure out where you want to cut the triangle from the bottom. Again, you can eyeball this or measure it with a ruler to be more precise.
  • Tape down the photo with a small pieces of washi tape. You can also adhere it with double-sided tape, use photo corners or even cut a window out on the flag.
  • Use the hold punch and punch out to holes on the top and use a long piece of twine to string through the flags.
  • Hang and admire!

Interested in having your DIY project with PostalPix Instagram prints featured on our blog? We should chat.

Photo Print Displays from Household Items

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Sometimes, the best things to display a PostalPix photo print can be household items you already have! And by best, we mean F R E E and really, that’s the best thing ever. We’ll provide links or information on where to buy them if you don’t, but we hope these can inspire you to find or thrift items similar.

1. Spice rack

First up is this spice rack from the kitchen section at Target. It’s the *perfect* container to hold bulk PostalPix photo prints because it exactly 4″ wide and can hold a lot of prints. Other items similar include old CD racks, planters or even jewelry boxes.

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2. Old brush

You’ve probably seen these ideas all over Pinterest because that’s where we got the idea from! If you have access to a local flea market, there’s a good chance you can find one! (Hopefully a clean one, of course.) If not, these Swissco ones run for only a few dollars online and they’re the perfect rustic holders for a print.

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3. Berry basket

This lovely idea is from our friends over at A Beautiful Mess in one of our favorite posts, ever. You can easily find ceramic berry baskets at shops like Anthropologie and Crate & Barrel (featured in this photo), but the next time you hit up your local farmer’s market, save those baskets! You never know when they can come in handy to store those PostalPix Instagram prints.

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Hopefully those spark some new ideas!

Interested in having your DIY project with PostalPix Instagram prints featured on our blog? We should chat.

 

Mini Instagram Art Print DIY

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Instagram prints can easily be turned into little works of art with just a few supplies! Most craft stores like Michael’s or Joann’s Fabrics carry these mini easels and mini stretched canvases right near the big ones. Best part is, you don’t have to know how to paint! Just gather up your favorite Instagram prints and with ModPodge and a brush, you can emulate brush-like strokes that make it look like little paintings. Follow along below for details on how to make these little guys that are perfect for decoration for everyday or a special occasion.

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Supplies:

  • 4×4 PostalPix Instagram Print
  • Ultra Mini Art Easel
  • Ultra Mini Art Canvas
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam Brush
  • Scissors

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Instructions:

  • Every art canvas is different and not quite a perfect 4″ x 4″, so you will have to trim it. Line up the print to the canvas and trim it as closely as you can to the canvas.
  • With the foam brush, apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the print and adhere it to the canvas.
  • After a few minutes, apply a thin layer on top of the print itself. Apply a little bit extra on the edges to make sure there’s a good seal between the photo and the canvas.
  • Let dry completely for at least 12 hours.
  • Display your print proudly on the easel!

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Interested in having your DIY project with PostalPix Instagram prints featured on our blog? We should chat.