THE INSTAGRAM WALL

I’ve wanted to cover my wall in Instagram photos ever since I saw this post on A Beautiful Mess. I hardly ever print my real photos and it’s such a shame so I thought this would be a really nice mini project. 

I printed the photos at Firebox and they come printed in a polaroid style on quite thick card and with a mini sharpie pen! To get them equally spaced on the wall, I used one photo on each line as a guide and taped the space that I wanted with painter’s masking tape. I then stuck all the photos on the wall using mounting squares and then pulled the tape off slowly. 

I was left with a grid of memories and it was exactly what I wanted. I use my Instagram for blog related stuff so I have a few more photos of my own face than I’d like and a few less photos of friends and family than I’d like. The wall is in my blogging room though so I like that most the photos are of great memories I’ve had through blogging. 

I currently have 35 photos up and I’m going to keep going and going until the wall is full… hopefully! 

What do you think? 


Firebox Instagram prints Β£9.99 for 12 or Β£14.99 for 24

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65 Responses

  1. That is such a cool way of displaying all of your amazing photos. Love it !!

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  3. I think It’s a lovely idea! Nowadays we print out too few photos, imagine what if there is no digital camera or computer all of a sudden? I’m so going to have a photo wall when I get my own appartment πŸ™‚

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  4. Lottie Kerr says:

    Such a good idea, I think we are all guilty of not printing off photos anymore! I’m definitely going to order some of these.

    Lottie x

    http://lottiekerr.blogspot.co.uk

  5. Anna Blush says:

    This looks really great, such a good idea πŸ™‚

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  6. Lauren says:

    Brilliant idea! So sad that we don’t have the ritual of going to have photos developed at Boots like in the old days! I’d love to get all my photos up or in photo albums. x

  7. I used to have a wall full of photos and I loved it!

    Laura
    http://www.whitewintersblog.com

  8. Louise Lam says:

    This is such a clever idea! I’ve been thinking about spicing up my boyfriend’s room a bit since his posters are quite random. Love it πŸ˜€

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  9. makeup lover says:

    Such a smart idea, I never thought of doing anything like this! I might try this sometime. xxx
    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

  10. Lily Tanner says:

    looks gorgeous, what a good idea! xx

  11. I love this idea! I actually have a piano against a blank wall, just like in ‘A beautiful mess’ post. So I will definetly be putting this idea into practice!
    I love little DIY/decor projects. Yay!

    Rocio x

    http://www.letitbecosy.com

  12. Camille says:

    This is a dress idea and a really nice project
    Xoxo
    http://www.camilleslifestylediary.blogspot.com/

  13. Daria says:

    That’s so pretty! When I’ll have enough photos I’ll do that too πŸ™‚ Xx

  14. Abbey says:

    Such a lovely idea!

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  15. love your wall! I saw it on instagram and thought it was so lovely πŸ™‚

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  16. Great idea, I love it!

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  17. I love it! I’ve been wanting to do this for ages as I really like to have printed photos all over my walls but I never seem to actually get around to putting anything up. I think you might have just inspired me to do it though πŸ˜€

  18. i love how creative that is!!

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  19. Such an amazing idea, thank-you for showing us how you did it! I want to try this out!

    Brunette in Louboutins A fashion & lifestyle blog.

  20. ValΓ©rie says:

    I really LOVE you instagram wall! I might mine when I actually have a real appartment with my boyfriend later on πŸ™‚

    Great post!

    XO
    scribblesofvalerie.blogspot.com

  21. Amazing idea, really simple but such a nice effect!x

    vanityrail.blogspot.co.uk

  22. Conny says:

    Love it! Great way of presenting your photos πŸ˜€

  23. JoySteib says:

    Fantastic idea!!!With the electronic world taking over pictures are taken but hardly ever viewed in this grand old fashioned way!! Yep, fantastic idea!!!

  24. I’ve seen a few people do this already and I love the idea. I think it’s a shame to never print out your photos, because somehow it’s just better to be able to touch them, haha. πŸ™‚ x

  25. Looks really nice but seems like a lot of work
    I got no skills, girl;)

  26. I never really got photos printed until recently when I wanted some real photos, this is a lovely idea

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  27. That looks so cool, I’d love to do this once I build up my instagram a bit πŸ˜€ xxx

  28. Em says:

    Such a good idea! I recently used firebox to print of somepictures to make a photo album for my friends 21st.
    http://handsd0wn.blogspot.co.uk/

  29. EricaRussell says:

    That is such a cute and creative idea! I love how creative you are with your home. It shows a lot of your personality! Lovely post!

    -Erica xx
    http://www.ericawears.com

  30. Natasha says:

    I love this idea. It is true for everyone, we take loads of photos but we never print them and have them displayed in places that we can see them.
    xo Natasha
    http://thenightiswild.blogspot.co.uk

  31. Emily says:

    Such an amazing idea, I love polaroid pictures:) x

    http://www.thebeautymist.com

  32. Gem says:

    This is such a good idea! I love it πŸ™‚

    Gem x
    http://www.gemmameansjewel.com

  33. I love the idea of an instagram wall! I may have to create one when I move house in the summer! xx
    http://styleandsplurging.blogspot.co.uk

  34. I saw this post too! such a good idea – when i get back from travelling im going to do something similar i think. xxx

    http://www.sophie-denise.com

  35. Abigail. says:

    Such a good idea! When I moved to uni I got some pictures printed out for my wall and i love looking at them. Always makes me happy when I go through them.
    Abigail x
    http://www.flawsandceilings.blogspot.com

  36. Amy Jayne says:

    I love this idea, think I may have to give it a go! πŸ™‚
    Amzyinwonderland.blogspot.com

    Xox

  37. That looks amazing Lily! xxx

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  38. Megan Hoyes says:

    This is such a unique way to display pictures and the print is very professional! I love reading your blog as I find your posts really interesting, helpful and easy to read!
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  39. This looks amazing, great idea πŸ™‚

  40. MIllieMagpie says:

    This looks so good! I love Instagram photos and forget the lovely photos I have on my phone… I think this will be my next project πŸ™‚

    http://MillieMagpie.blogspot.com

  41. Jessica says:

    This looks so lovely! It’s kind of pricey though, to think they’re only small photographs and it’s £10 for 12! Definitely lovely though!

    xAllDolledUp

    xx

  42. Maddy says:

    I really love this and it looks so pretty as well! xxx
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  43. In love with this! it’s amazing, may have to give this a go myself but would probably print myself πŸ™‚ x

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  44. Hahaha oh wow you really went all out to get them perfectly spaced didnt you!! The effort paid off though they look really good!

    Alexandra Lauren Rose

  45. Becca says:

    I’ve been meaning to do this for so long, yours looks great!

    Becca @ Beccaclare / Lifestyle & Beauty Blog xx

  46. Kate Lees says:

    This is such a cute idea! Your wall looks lovely! Thanks for sharing x

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  47. Sarah Winder says:

    Cool idea your wall will look fab when it’s finished

  48. What a fab idea! I’d love to do this in my room! Xx

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  49. Pippa Jones says:

    Such a good idea. Love the way you have arranged them!

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

  50. It looks great! What a fab idea πŸ™‚

  51. This is such a cute idea!!! =]
    I need to do this at ome point!
    Looks amaze!

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  52. Nicolle says:

    I’ve been wanting to do this for awhile as well! I miss having tangible photos to look at, and I think my Instagram is a good way to get a bird’s eye view of my life. It turned out lovely!

    http://romanticsyndrome.blogspot.com/

  53. I loveee this, definitely on my DIY to-do list!

    Xox, Cat
    MaybeBabyXo.com

  54. Hey, My name is Laura and I have recently just started blogging about tips for displaying printed Instagram photos. I have been doing lots of looking around to find unique ideas and I just want to let you know I love this idea! I love seeing the crafty ideas that people create to display their Instagram photos! thank you for the inspiration and thank you for sharing. I really hope this idea inspires people to print their Instagram photos!

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  55. Georgie Piccaver says:

    loved this post! im going to do this in my blogging room! x

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