Instagram, the social photo-sharing app known for its nostalgia-inducing filters, is a fun way to share photos with friends. And the little square snapshots are ideal for creative projects. Thanks to some innovative app producers, you can turn your favorite moments into a personalized product. Check out some of our favorite things made from Instagram photos.
Turn Instagram snaps or other photos into ceramic tiles. The tiles come in a variety of sizes and shapes and range in price from $4 to $35 per tile. Smaller tiles come with a magnet to show off your creation on the fridge, and larger sizes can be mounted as wall art. The site also sells cork backings, so you can turn your tiles into photo coasters. Sprinkling the Teeny Tiles throughout a mosaic tabletop would be an unexpected way to display photos at home.
A unique aspect of Instagram is the square photo shape. PostalPix highlights that with their 4-by-4 photo-printing service. Download the PostalPix app, choose the ‘grams you want to print, and they arrive in your mailbox in a few days. I used these prints to bedeck my fridge, but Emma from A Beautiful Mess created this cool Instagram calendar using PostalPix prints. Click here to check out her DIY.
Snuggle up with a picture-covered pillow from Stitchtagram in Washington, D.C. This brother-and-sister duo print Instagram images onto fabric and turn them into comfy 15-inch pillows. Four larger photos or 25 smaller photos can be printed on the pillows, which are on sale right now for $64.
This craft requires a little bit of work, but the results are adorable. Part of the fun of Instagram is the vintage nature of the filters, and that look is well suited to old-school photo strips. Using Photoshop, blogger College Prepster created these photo strips, which would make great thank-you presents or scrapbooking elements.
This website offers a variety of cool Instagram printing services, including itsy-bitsy photo books. My favorite products, though, are the Instagram stickers. Each book ($10) includes 252 square stickers of your images. They immediately brought me back to middle school, when my friends and I frequented a photo booth that printed tiny stickers of our faces. With 252 stickers at your disposal, they could be incorporated into countless cards or other paper crafts.