As much as I love taking photographs with my iPhone, adding a filter (or two), and then posting them on Instagram, I kinda miss actual architecture prints. One of the only good bits about arriving home from holiday (apart from showing off your tan, obviously) was getting your film printed and then sticking your favourites in a cute album. So you can imagine how happy I was to discover there are a whole heap of companies out there who’ll print out your Instagram photographs so you can, well, do whatever you want with them. Here’s a few ideas from team Rock My Style…
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Lauren and Rock My Style contributing photographer Anna both framed their Instagram prints in RIBBA frames from Ikea, but went in different directions after that. Lauren picked a single print, which she secured in place with photo corners in a contrasting colour. Anna chose multiple images and had mounts custom-made at her local framers. “We gave them the dimensions of the hole for the print, how many holes we wanted and the overall size of the mount, they did the rest.”
Turn Them Into Cards
Pick up a pack of A6 notecards and envelopes from Paperchase, choose your Instagram print and stick it to the card with photo corners. And, what do you know? A totally bespoke card for a teeny fraction of the cost you’d pick up something similar in a fancy stationery shop. Winning!
Hang Them Up
If your fireplace is looking a bit, well, dull, grab some pretty string, some dinky pegs and hang up a selection of your favourite Insta prints. Easily bored? You can change ‘em up as often as you like. Lauren got the gold thread from her local haberdashery and the pegs were one a pound shop find, but you can score similar at Hobbycraft.
Stick Them In An Album
Like, duh, we know you don’t need us to tell you to stick your photographs in an album, but we wanted to draw your attention to these lovely travel journals by Sukie. As well as photographs, fill them with holiday mementoes such business cards from shops and restaurants, tickets from transport, gigs or museum-visits, postcards, and lists of your all your favourite things (coffee shops, beaches, shops, restaurants, places you stayed and so on), for a lovely record of your trip.
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- I used Polargram, who turn Instagram photographs into Polaroid-style prints for £6 for 12. They arrived within a couple of days in a cute box with a Drumstick lolly.
- Lauren used Printic, who also print your pictures in Polaroid-style prints. You can print images from your camera roll as well as Instagram, the minimum order is three prints, and they arrive in cute orange packaging.
- Anna used Prinstagram, who print your Instagram pictures in a square format with white borders. They also do books, posters, stickers and frames.
- If stickers are more your thing, Anna has used StickyGram (now Sticky9) to have her Instagram images turned into stickers (I’m totally doing this next, I love stickers!).
- Lauren’s keen to try Origami next. Er, me too, check out the awesome packaging! Also they offer larger sized prints and a matt finish.
Have you printed out your Instagram pictures? What companies would you recommend? And what have you done with the prints? Do share!
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