DIY Instagram 3-D wall prints

I decided to decorate one of our walls with some of my own Instagram photos with a 3-D wall mount – and it was almost as simple as using Instagram and pretending to be a photographer (find me @StickPrincess). Here are the images I decided to print at Ritz camera:

The 4X4 glossy prints are really affordable and actually turn out looking pretty good, as long as you don’t mind them being a teensy grainy. So after I picked up my prints and admired my artistic eye, the next step was to create a wall mount for each one to give them that gallery feel – I’m just fancy like that.

What you’ll need:

– Foam blocks from any craft store that are at least 2″ thick (usually in the floral department)
– Modge Podge & brush
– Scissors
– Poster board
– Some sort of sharp objects to cut up the foam

First use Modge Podge to adhere each individual photo to the poster board and then cut out the edges for a perfect fit. This gives it a little extra backing so it doesn’t bend or curl.

While those dry, chop up your foam blocks into smaller cubes. I used a knife that we had from a pumpkin carving kit. It was a little messy, but these won’t actually show, so it’s ok if they aren’t perfect, as long as they are basically rectangular in nature.

Finally, dab a little more Modge Podge or any craft glue onto a foam block and stick one to the center of the each photo. This will give it that gallery look that makes it raised away from the wall just slightly.

To hang them to the wall, I used Command wall mount stickers, but I would actually buy a different kind next time. The ones I chose have that little tab on the side that you are supposed to pull when you want to remove them cleanly. Well, I was tugging a little on the photo that was already hung and it tore off part of the paint on our wall, I guess they really stick until you pull that tab!!! I think Command sells other hanging options that might work better for something like this. Or if you use them, make sure to leave the tab hanging over the side so you can access it once it’s on the wall and don’t pull anywhere else on it even a little. Luckily you can’t tell now that they are mounted – and I get to see my Instagram masterpieces every day!

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  1. Maryellen

     /  May 10, 2012

    Aren’t you just a little Miss Smarty Pants!!! XO


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