DIY: Mini Instagram Photo Book


As you can imagine, I love making gifts for Valentine's Day! I always find that handmade gifts are the best way to show your loved ones how much you care. Did you see my "10 Things I Love About You" Jar from last year?

Lately, we've been taking more and more Instagram photos so I thought it would be fun to create a mini album with my favorite pictures to capture all the highlights from the past year. Since Tony and I are getting married this year, I think it might actually be a fun little tradition to create one of these for every year of our marriage. And since they're tiny, you don't need a ton of materials and scrapbook supplies to make them. Super simple...that's how I like to do things around here!

These would even make a cute gift idea for an anniversary, birthday, or just a way to brighten up someone's day!

  
Materials:
• 3” x 3” Instagram photos (directions on how to print them below)
• 6” x 3” cardstock paper (you’ll need 1 sheet for every 2 photos)
• Glue stick or tape runner (I used a glue stick, but think a tape runner would have been easier to work with) 

• 2 pieces of 3.5” x 3.5” chip board (you can also upcycle a notebook cover or cereal box)
• Decorative scrapbook paper (for the covers)
• Red felt
• Twine
• Scotch tape
• Scissors (or a paper trimmer for super straight lines)




How to Print Your Instagram Photos:
There are many ways to print your Instagram pictures. Here are a few of my favorite options.

• Option 1:
You can print your Instagram photos at home with a color printer. You first need to download your photos using Instaport. This will create JPG files of your Instagram photos. Then, you can use this great template (download it here) created by Tatertots & Jello, to add your photos onto a Word document and print. I just simply dragged my photos from my desktop onto the Word doc. Super easy!
• Option 2: There are various companies that will professionally print your Instagram photos including Prinstagram, FoxGram and PostalPix, just to name a few.



Steps:
• Cut out your Instagram photos using scissors or a paper trimmer.
• Fold cardstock paper in half. Attach all the pieces together using a glue stick as shown above.
• Attach Instagram pictures to the cardstock panels using a glue stick.
• To create the front and back covers, cover the chip boards with your favorite decorative paper using a glue stick. 



• Lay the twine over the cardstock paper and tape in place, as shown below. 
• Attach the chip boards to the front and back of the cardstock using a glue stick.

• Decorate the cover as you wish. I attached some ribbon and cut out a heart out of felt.
• Tie a bow with the twine to close. 



9 comments:

  1. Gorgeous idea. I am so happy that I stumbled on your blog today. I love it! Thanks for sharing so many wonderful projects x

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  2. I'm having a hard with instaport me... Any suggestions?

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    1. Oh really? Just tried it again and it worked for me. I haven't try this site, but here is another one: http://downgram.com/ Let me know how it goes!

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  3. It's like you have an endless supply of SUPERTACULAR ideas! Amaze-balls I tell ya!

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  4. This is adorable. Thanks for the directions as to how to get instagram photos printed. I've wondered about that.

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  5. I am SO going to make one of these photobooks. Thanks for the 'how to'!

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  6. I love those tiny photo books! Thanks for the instructions, I'm definitely attempting to make a few of these photo books myself this year for Christmas!

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