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4 Ideas For Instagram Photos

prints of instagram photos

A few months ago I decided to get some of my instagram photos printed out. I really like having physical copies of my photos rather than just looking at them on a screen. However I also don’t want to just leave these photos lying in a box. So here are some ideas I came up with for fun things to do with the prints.

photo in book


I’ve only just recently got into the habit of using a bookmark rather than dog-earing the page. However I really don’t have any proper ‘bookmarks’ and usually just use train tickets or leaflets or sweetie wrappers. Anything I have to hand basically. Which now includes my box of photos.

photo prints with website URL on back


Maybe its just me but business cards are boring. Its just a bit of card with information on it. Now if I ever need to give someone my blog url they will get a photo of my cat or one of my dogs as well. I wonder who the lucky person will be that gets the photo of my dog peeing on a sandcastle.

instagram photos in small album


There are websites that will print your instagram photos in a little book for you. But I’ve found its much cheaper just to make your own. Book binding sounds really complicated at first but its actually really simple and cheap. I will do a full post in the next few weeks showing you how to make this.

instagram photos as polaroid prints


It might just be my 90s nostalgia talking but I love polariods. Instead of buying an expensive camera try making these instead. They are so easy. All you have to do is cut a piece of card a quarter of an inch bigger than your photo on three sides. Make the bottom about half an inch bigger. Glue the photo onto the card and voilà polariods!

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35 responses to “4 Ideas For Instagram Photos”

  1. Great ideas! I love the mini photo album idea. I’ve been meaning to do something like that from all my travels.


  2. Love the business card idea! I’ve always wanted to have some made up, but I’ve never been happy with the templates out there.


  3. I love the business card idea! Very creative and much more effective than trying to get them to spell your website (or name) correctly, which usually ends up in the awkward, “Just let me write it out.”


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I’m Emma. I am a designer, calligrapher, and content creator, sharing my love for paper goods. Expect pens, pencils, and some really fancy paper!


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