Pass over the traditional photo frames. Compile your favorite Instax prints and display your memories with a whole new flare.
There is basically nothing wrong with frames hung in a straight line over your bed or neatly ordered on a mantel. It’s just that decorating with your own photographs is all about the personal factor, so why display them like everybody else does? Here’s what you can do if you want to break with the convention.
A piece of string, a set of clothespins and a couple of trinkets – that’s what it takes to put up a fun, unique Instax display. I Art U features a post in which Katrina from Pugly Pixel shares some images of her color-flooded workspace.
Now, that’s what you call a different take on neatly arranged photographs. It look like it needs hundreds of photos to accomplish such an impressive project, but Elsie at A Beautiful Mess found a way to go round it. She made this amazing wallpaper using color copies of Instax images arranged in sheets. For now, the photos obviously repeat, but as her collection grows, she can easily replace the duplicates.
Nate and Jaclyn, the creative couple behind The Image Is Found, have made it clear that their house is a place where love rules. They thumbtacked Instax photos over the living room mantel in such a way that they form a giant heart. The effect is, well, LOVELY!
If you could take pictures of kids by hundreds, just like Kimberly at A Night Owl, you might also like her simple yet brilliant idea. She hung a 2-tier clothes hanger on an open wooden frame and uses it as a picture holder that adorns her mantelpiece.
Ruffled features a creative approach to collecting wishes from wedding guest. Everyone gets photographed and leaves a short note on the picture which is later pinned onto a decorative branch arrangement. You could put it in your place after the reception to remind you of your special day.
Here’s a variation on the frame and the clothespin technique. Meredith at One Sheepish Girl embarked on a 52 weeks of Instax project, taking just one picture a week. She arranged her photos one by one in a large open frame using clothespins marked for specific weeks. This idea could work so great for documenting stages of pregnancy!