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?!
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!
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!
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