Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Displaying My Instagram Prints from Postal Pix

Today I am sharing a fun and easy project you can do to display your photos.

Yesterday I once again talked about my love for Instagram photos.  I recently found a free app called Postal Pix.  I downloaded it and within minutes transferred over my favorite Instagram prints and ordered them as 4x4 prints from Postal Pix.  The quality is great and I knew I wanted to find a way to display them in our home.  The most difficult thing was to decide which ones I wanted to display.

I had these canvases in my craft bin. They are slightly larger than 4x4 and I purchased them at Michaels many months ago from their $1 bin. They were originally made for kids and each of them have a pre-drawn design on them. However when you give them a couple of coats of paint...the design disappears. I painted them black using a cheap foam brush from Michaels.

Once the paint dried I just covered the canvas with a layer of Mod Podge using another foam brush, then centered the photo on the canvas and smoothed it down using a small piece of saran wrap... that way you don't get smudge marks on your photos.  Once that dried I gave it two more coats of the Mod Podge.

Once they were dried I hung them on an empty wall at the entrance of our hallway.  I love the way they turned out so much I did three more a few days later.  Here they all are displayed in our house -

1- My husband took this one of me.
2- Madison took these at the local farmer's market.  I made them into a collage.
3- This is a street in a place called Island Park near our house.
4- My husband took this one of Madison while peeking into her room. 
5- I took this of Madison on her first day of 7th grade.
6- My daughter Madison too this of a rose in our garden.

I cannot wait to Instagram some more and to order them from Postal Pix.  I am hooked on this fun project.

What do you think? Do you Instagram? What do you do with your photos?

Thirty Hand Made Days



Vicky said...

That is a great way to use them I will have to check out that app. Good job! I am a new follower from Blue Cricket Design. Vicky @

Miss Kitty said...

I don't have a smart phone so I can't have the Instgram program to edit pictures...yours look great...I may have to get a smart phone just for that app. Thanks for the tip to add saran wrap so that the image does not get ruined. I saw your post at "20 Below". Your mini-gallery is wonderful.

Minta's Creations said...

Love your blog. going to try the pumpkin fudge and the cake..yummy..stopping by from Happy Go Lucky blog hop. Just became your newest follower would love a follow back.