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How To Print Your Instagrams, And 9 Rad Ways To Display Them!

By Natalie |

It takes barely two seconds of browsing through my blog to know that I’m just one more sad little Instagram addict. It’s a problem (no, really). I think it must be my very favorite smartphone app. (You can see all my Instas and follow me here!)

Instagram is great because it has a way of making even the most humdrum photo look special–you can fuss with the tilt shift to create emphasis and depth, and I swear, a few of the filters somehow manage to make everybody look Heidi Klum-worthy.

I started to wish there could be a way to print my Instas off my phone (wouldn’t they look so great displayed as a headboard, in great giant grid?) and then, in an inspired google search, I found a whole bunch of great options! (That Internet, always five steps ahead of me.)

Insta-Printing-Options, ater the jump! And some inspiring ideas! Plus an Instagram tip I bet you didn’t know about! How could you not click through on this one?!

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How To Print Your Instagrams, And Rad Ways To Display Them!

INSTA ART

I love the idea of placing small, color-friendly Instagrams into one large frame. It is art that works both up close, in detail, and from far off (abstract art!).

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Other fun ideas: Instas as toy storage labels, thank you notes, party invitations, love notes to be left in briefcases or on pillowcases, or custom stationary even?

Here’s where you can have these things done!

Send Instagram postcards with the Postagram App or Polapost.

Print Instagram stickers using Artflakes and Instagoodies.

Have your Instagram printed into a bamboo shadow box “Boo Box” with Hatchcraft.

Create tangible Instagram photo albums with Keepsy, Prinstagram, Blurb, (Someone should really photograph an entire wedding using Instagram and then print it as a coffee table book through Blurb. Come on. You know you want to.)

Instagram magnets? You can order yours at Stickygram.

Tee-shirts and mugs? Other assorted paraphernalia? Instamaker.

Okay. But what about normal, straight up prints? Just prints. Nothing else. You want Postalpix for that.

And here’s an Insta tip from me to you: Say you’ve taken (or uploaded) your photo, you’ve even applied your favorite filter (mine is Nashville) and tweaked the tilt shift just right, but now you want to print it, or use it for your blog, and you don’t really want to share it with all your followers? Just hit Next until you get to the “Caption/Location/Twitter, etc.” screen, wait for the twirling doohickey to finish twirling (this is located just between the WiFi radar and the clock at the top of your screen and probably has a real name, I’m sure), and then hit Back instead of Done. Your phone will save the photo into your camera roll, and that photo will be for your eyes only, so long as you have “Save filtered photo” in your Instagram settings). That’s pretty slick, am I right?

Oh! And one more thing. Instakitty. You’re welcome.

Okay. Have any rad Instagram tricks you’d like to share? What’s your favorite filter? Got any display projects up your sleeves? Come on, I know we’re all Instajunkies here!

Love photo apps? Check out our top 25 picks here!

About Natalie

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Natalie Holbrook is a hopeless optimist living in a tiny apartment in New York City with her husband Brandon and her fat baby, Henry August. She blogs at Hey Natalie Jean, a love letter from her family to New York City, and where she capture all the lovely little things that make up a wonderful life. Read bio and latest posts → Read Natalie's latest posts →

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6 thoughts on “How To Print Your Instagrams, And 9 Rad Ways To Display Them!

  1. Christina L. says:

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! Now tell me who sells cute square frames if I want to do single frames vs groups of squares. :)

  2. moxiemandie says:

    It’s a tie between Nashville & whatever the first onw in the line up is- Pro something?

    Elsie Larson posted that photo a few weeks ago & it spurred my own mission of finding an oversized frame. I found a poster frame @ target (24″ by 36″, obviously not as large, but still good sized) for only $29.99 and it’s not a cheap, poster frame-ish frame….I’m hoping to find some time to work on this project because I, too, love that look!

  3. Tee says:

    THANK. YOU. Seriously!

  4. MamaLiz says:

    This is one of the BEST articles I have ever seen on the site. Instagram is so freaking awesome, probably my favorite app (along with shazaam). I think someone should post this on facebook. For reals. I stumbled upon it & am so grateful for the tips & ideas. It answered a few of my nagging questions & inspired me to do more with my photographs. Keep up the good work! InstagramLove.

  5. Instaprinter says:

    Adding one more to your list:

    We are a brand new service called Instaprinter (http://www.instaprinter.net). We have Texture Prints starting at $20 that are ready to hang on the wall upon delivery!

  6. I have only just come across your blog! I have only just started blogging about all the cool ways to display instagram photos and your blog nails it with so many ideas! thank your for sharing and thank you for the inspiration!

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