DIY Instagram Photo Holders

September 22, 2015

I take a lot of photos on a daily basis but one thing I have realized is that out of all of the photos that I shoot I have next to none of them framed. I am not one to have family photos sprawled all over our home as I don’t find it all that aesthetically pleasing, but I do love the idea of having a few special shots here and there. These minimal white and gold frames were the perfect way to finally push me to print out a few photos from my Instagram feed. Although the shot of Milo is the only meaningful one that I printed, I am making it a point to get a sweet photo of Jamie and in one of these frames asap.

Ps: I love the idea of gifting one of these DIY frames as a hostess gift with a picture already in it.2
1. Using light, even strokes paint your wooden blocks with a sponge brush and acrylic paint. I waited for the first layer to dry completely and painted a second layer so that the blocks were completely opaque. Any shape of wooden blocks will work, I found a package of children’s assorted wooden blocks at the dollarama and used the square and triangle shapes for my base.

2. When the blocks are fully dry, carefully and gently drill a hole using a 1/16″ drill bit. Drill the hole about 3/4 of the way through the block making sure to be careful to not to go all of the way through. 
3. Using the cylindrical end of the sponge brush wrap wire around the handle 2 1/2 times. Carefully slide the wire off of the handle.

4. Trim the wire to your desired length.
5. If you can’t find gold wire like me spray paint the silver wire in a light, even layer. Allow the wire to dry and heat up your glue gun. 

6. Drop a small amount of hot onto the end of the wire and quickly insert it into the drill hole of the wooden block. Allow it to dry completely.

7. Insert your photo. I used Instagram photos with a cardboard backing to make the pictures sturdy.

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