October 19, 2011

DIY Magnetic Instagram Frames.

Hey lovelies! I don't know about you guys, but we are totally addicted to Instagram! (Feel free to follow us! Our user names are: ohsolovelystef & ohsolovelyerin) We love taking fun little snapshots of our days and sharing them with friends! However, the only downside to always taking pictures with our phones is that we rarely get photos developed anymore! How sad! So we decided that we should do something about that! 
Lately we've stumbled upon some websites that develop Instagram photos and put them into cute little albums or make them into magnets, but we thought it would be fun to try to do something at home! So we came up with this fun little DIY project that puts your Instagram photos to good use! 
Here's what you will need:
-photo paper and a printer that works well for printing photos
-a pair of scissors or a utility knife (whichever you prefer for cutting)
-a roll of magnetic paper
-a cutting board
-a pencil
-a ruler
First of all, I downloaded all of my photos onto my computer and set up a page in Photoshop with  9 photos per page (3 rows x 3 columns) If you wanted your photos to be bigger or smaller you could do 2 rows x 2 columns or even 4 rows x 4 columns. Then I printed them off onto photo paper and carefully cut them all out.
After you are done cutting out all of your photos, place them onto the white side of the magnetic paper and decide how big you want your frame to be. I made my frames about 1 cm on every side and a little bit bigger on the bottom so that they have more or a Polaroid look.
Next, you're going to draw a square on the inside of the frame you just drew. You can make this as big or as small as you want it to be, it just depends how thick you want your frame to be. I decided to keep my frame pretty thin, as you can see.
Now you're ready to cut! You can use a ruler and a utility knife if you aren't very confident with cutting straight with scissors. After you finish cutting out both squares you have yourself a frame template! So to save some time, use this as a stencil for the other frames so that you don't have to waste time measuring each one individually! After you are finished tracing and cutting the desired amount of frames, you should have something that looks like this...
What a quick and easy way to display your Instagram photos!
Have fun personalizing your fridge! I know we did!


  1. This is such a nice thing to do with your instagrams! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love this!
    I really need to get instagram
    oh, and an iphone
    or rather.. get my iphone back off my boyfriend ;)

  3. this is awesome! instagrams are too fun to not print out and see everyday. thanks for sharing!

  4. oh this is really a great idea! i will do that to have all my lovelies on the fridge too and maybe one supermodel to remind me it is better to keep the fridge closed haha
    love and kiss,mary


  5. this is a great idea! i'm new to instagram, so always looking for cute ways to use my photos!

  6. I'm really jealous of people who have Iphones. Someday, maybe, I will own one! This is an adorable idea.

  7. This is a great Idea! I also love instagram!

  8. please let me get this right. i'm trying to learn technical new items out there ... still have an oldie phone. i'm guessing you need an iphone or a phone with internet on it to be able to use instagram? maybe one day i will have one as well. can't wait! (:

  9. what a cute & simple idea - and yes, so into instagram as well!