Tuesday, January 17, 2012

DIY Instagram Polaroids

A while I go, on someone's blog (I forget who's sorry) I saw the most adorable instagram polaroids.

The second I noticed them I knew I wanted to DIY them, and I finally got around to it on the weekend.

It was really simple...

I picked out a dozen of my favourite photos from instagram, added a polaroid frame to each one using picnik and printed them out onto 200gsm card stock.



Then using my trusty guilotine I chopped them down to size.

I used this little embossing tool and a ruler to create an indent along the inside edge of the frames. It's hard to see in these photos, but it subtly gives the 'polaroids' a bit more depth and makes them look a little more realistic.



You can see it better in this photo of the magnets I added to the back of each photo. I used some magnetic tape that I had in my craft cupboard, but a great way to keep costs down is to cut up and use those advertising magnets that turn up in your mailbox.



And voila, insta-roid magnets!! I love them :)




(PS I'm always on the look out for more people to follow on instagram. my username is @tamsyn_riley)





21 comments

  1. you are such a clever chook :) i haven't used that expression in a long time! they look great tamsyn. hope all is well. xo.

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    1. Thanks Veronica, I'm feeling really good at the moment :)

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  2. So cute. I love that you accented them with the embossing tool too!

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    1. Thanks Brooke, it's the ex-scrapbooker coming out in me ;)

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  3. Ooh, they look fantastic. Wish my colour printer wasn't so cruddy!

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    1. I'm hoping mine lasts a couple more years Christie. It's starting to get old, but still hanging in there at the moment :)

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  4. Super cute! I am visiting your blog for the first time! Oh, my goodness, Max is a doll! What a cutie-pie!


    -Rebecca
    www.sister-dipity.blogspot.com

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    1. Welcome Rebecca! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  5. Such a great idea! I love it (need a colour printer)! I'm also now following you on Instagram. =) Woo!

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    1. Yay, I'm glad to find another instagramer! I'm following you now too :)

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  6. love this! i've been thinking i should print more of my picnik creations.

    and am so obsessed with instagram too!

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  7. They're great! I'm always thinking I should print out more photos, but what a fun way to do it. Kellie xx

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    1. Thank you! I'm always looking for ways that are a bit more interesting than just sticking a photo in a frame :)

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  8. Tamsyn, these are just gorgeous! You've just given me a little holiday project!

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    1. Thanks Rhi, I can't wait to see how yours turn out :)

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  9. Love this ides Tamsyn. I would love to give it a go.

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  10. Make sure you let me know how they turn out!

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  11. I've been pining over getting a Polaroid/Fuji instax for a long while now! And I still plan on getting some! But, these look amazing and I do plan on making some of my own now! Love your blog btw!

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    1. Thank you Linh! I dream about getting myself a Polaroid camera too :)

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