DIY Instagram Photo Display

The other day, I was reading my Facebook feed and came upon a discussion about printing Instagram photos.  If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I use it a lot.  I’m always taking pictures (mostly or my little Peanut).  The hubs and I had just been talking about how we need to print more pictures to send to our loved ones who aren’t on Facebook or Instagram (like my grandma).  So, finding this discussion was perfect timing.  

One of the comments mentioned that Walgreens has an app that allows you to print your Instagram photos right from your phone.  You mean I don’t have to download my Instagram feed, upload the pics I want to another website for printing, try to re-size the pics and then have them printed?  I was in!!

I downloaded the app right away and promptly ordered myself a batch of Instagram pics.  It was so simple and the pictures were ready for pic up from Walgreens later that day.  They turned out great in these cute little 4×4 inch prints.

I wanted to make up a little photo display for my new, adorable pictures and came up with this quick and easy DIY.

Here’s how I made my Instagram Photo Display


  • Canvas or wood frame
  • Burlap
  • Staple gun
  • Paint
  • Sponge or paint brush
  • Painter’s tape
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Eyelet screws
  • Twine
  • Clothespins
  • Pictures
  • Start by covering your canvas or frame with burlap, pulling it tight and stapling on the back of the frame.
  • Next, sketch out a grid on the canvas with a pencil and tape off a chevron pattern.  I used this video for a little help.  It still took a little bit of figuring out (we won’t talk about how much tape I used in the process)
  • Then, I used a sponge to dab the paint onto the burlap between tape lines.  I ended up brushing the paint a bit as well to get a little better coverage.
  • Let the paint dry for an hour or two.
  • When the paint is dry, add the eyelet screws to the outside of the frame.  
  • I measured down one inch on both sides, marked the spot and then twisted in the screws (I did not have to pre-drill holes, but you may need to depending on the type of frame you used.)
  • From the first screw, I measured down five inches for the second set and five inches from that for the third set.  
    • I have also seen displays where the rope is set at a diagonal.  If you prefer that look, don’t worry about measuring – just place each screw a bit lower than the one before to create a zig-zag pattern with your rope.
  • Tie on the twine to each set of screws. (I like the undone, messy look of the knot and string, but you could always tie the twine in a bow, or cut it down for a more finished look.)
    • You can still see my pencil marks between paint lines, but once you hang the pictures you won’t notice the lines.  
  • Finally, add your pictures using clothes pins.  I used some mini-clothes pins covered in glitter that I had in the closet.  
There you have it.  An easy afternoon project to show off your most special Instagram photos.  Easy enough to change out as often as you would like.
If you are on Instagram, leave your IG name in the comments.  I’d love to stop by and check out your IG photos!

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