Saturday, August 2, 2014

DIY Twine Instagram Photo Wall

I would love to say I'm super crafty but the truth is, I am impatient when it comes to DIY and I rarely follow every step. I also have pinned a thousand DIY's on my Pinterest and never do them. This past week I became determined to do something artsy. So, I picked this DIY because it is sooo easy and I love the look of it. Instagram has become such a wonderful way to share snapshots of life, and this craft allows you to freeze that memory and display it on a cute twine string.

What you do first is develop your photos. I got mine directly from Instagram so they are the 4x4 size. If you download the Walgreens app, (it's free), and then hit Photo, you will see a tab that says "Upload from Facebook, Instagram, etc..." I clicked on Instagram, and then selected the photos I wanted. Because I think every photo I have ever taken is vital to my well-being I choose 75 photos, most of which are pictures of flowers, scenery, and coffee mugs.

Once I had my photos, I went to Paper Source and got mini clothes pin. Have any of you ever been to Paper Source?! It is the cutest craft store, and it offers classes for typography, stenciling, and different craft skills. It's like Zooey Deschanel, mod podge, sunshine, and glitter rolled into one adorable store. Needless to say, I became obsessed with it.
 I then went to Michael's and got tiny hooks, and twine. Michael's is like Paper Source's less trendy cousin, but it always has the necessary craft supplies.

Then I decided to hurry home and open everything, and then stop mid project because that I how I work. But today, it is super cloudy outside and perfect craft weather, so I finished my DIY.

First step is choosing a wall. My wall is kind of small, you could do a large wall but I wanted it to be more subtle. Next, you place the hooks in the wall, and tie the twine around it. Then decide how much twine you want, if you want the string hanging lower or tighter, install another hook and tie the opposite end of the twine to it.

I decided to just have three twine photo strings. I used an Aussie hairspray bottle to measure in between the strings, but if you are a professional, you'll probably want measuring tape. My strategy for anything that doesn't come out quite right, is to just say, "It adds character!" and move on.

But in reality, my photo wall turned out adorable and I absolutely love it. What's your favorite DIY you've done?

Happy Saturday! xoxo


  1. What a great way to get these photos off your phone and on display. I love it. I never knew you could upload them right to Walgreens and in that size. I think I'm going to have to try this. Thanks for the great idea!

  2. I love this!!! (PS- I have pinned a million DIYs too and haven't done most of them.) I do love the Instagram 4x4 size though and have been meaning to print mine out.... and to also do the magnet option they have- so much fun! Oh and YEAH - Paper Source is like Target for me. I walk in only in need of ONE thing and walk out having spent $200. Every. single. time.


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