Create Your Own Instagram Journal

  Photo by A Beautiful Mess Keeping a personal journal allows you to capture creative ideas, inspiration and beautiful moments of your life. It can also be a fantastic way to display your Instagram photos. We discovered an easy D.I.Y by A Beautiful Mess for creating an exciting Instagram cover for your journal. Photo by A Beautiful Mess First and foremost, to create an Instacover you will need to know the exact measurements of the front of your journal and then add 1/2 an inch to the length and width. Then create a Photoshop document of that size and paste your favourite Instagram photos of different sizes to create a pretty collage. When you’re done choosing and arranging photos, print the document. Repeat the process to create the back cover. Then, use scrapbooking adhesive all around the cover of your journal making sure you get very close to the edge. Adhere your photo to the cover, pressing down on all edges. Open the cover and cut away the excess using inside cover as a guide so that the photo matches the cover exactly. Repeat for the back cover. You can use decorative tape to create binding all the way down the spine using 2 inch bits of tape. You can also decorate the cover with cool stickers. And that’s it – enjoy your pretty journal!      ...

D.I.Y. Instacalendar

Instagram photo prints offer loads of creative ways to display and cherish your memories and an Instagram calendar is definitely one of them. Although we’re almost half way through the year it’s never late to create a cute calendar with  your favourite photos. An Instacalendar could also be a unique beautiful gift for a loved one.   Photo by A Beautiful Mess To create this calendar you will need 12 photo prints, calendar pages (you can either purchase a mini calendar or make the pages yourself), plain poster board, glue, scissors, yarn and decorative paper for the cover (or anything else you feel like using). Photo by A Beautiful Mess After you chose the photos you want to use for the calendar and printed them in preferred size, you can trim the calendar pages and cut out 13 square pieces of poster board large enough to fit the images with a slight border. Then glue the images and calendar pages onto the pieces of poster board.  Use a hole-punch to add holes to the top portion of the calendar and make sure they match up with each other. Next step is to decorate the cover. You can make it simple and decorate it with some decorative paper (above) or add more photos (how about a photo collage?) or glitter or practically anything else you like. Finally, thread yarn through all the holes to put the calendar together, tie knots in the yarn and trim off any excess. That’s it, the beautiful Instacalendar is ready! Thanks to A Beautiful Mess for this...

Instagram iPad Cover

Here at Printicular we are always on a lookout for new ideas for displaying your beautiful photos. This week’s gem is a lovely Instagram iPad cover by Lil Blue Boo. It’s a great way to personalise your iPad cover and take your cherished memories everywhere you go. Not to mention that it’s so easy to make!   Photo by Lilblueboo To create an Instagram iPad cover you will need a blank ‘transfer-ready’ iPad case and transfer paper that you can get at your local crafts store. Then it’s time to choose the photos you want to display on your cover. You can select just a couple of pics or create a cool mosaic. You can resize and arrange your chosen photos in Photoshop or even Powerpoint. When you’re happy with the design, just print it onto the transfer paper.    Photo by Lilblueboo Then lay out the blank iPad case onto the ironing board and place the transfer paper with photos face down. Using a hot iron press into the paper until the images are transferred to the cover.  Photo by Lilblueboo When transferring is done, just pull the paper back and enjoy your...

Cool Instajars

Do you find photo frames and albums boring? Looking for a new way to display your Instagram photos? Here at Printicular we discovered a cool way to give your photos a brand new twist – just show them off in old glass jars.   Photo by Thisfashionismine To create such a display you don’t have to be a DIY guru. The hardest thing to do is to choose the pics you want to show off. When you do, you can print them in desired sizes and place them in your old glass jars. Apart from looking great, it’s also a great way to recycle those old pasta jars. You can post two photos in a jar back to back and can easily change the image on display by rotating the jar. You can also turn the jars upside down to add some variety to the display.  Photo by Thisfashionismine The Instajars look a bit like an art installation and are another funky way to set your photos...