DIY Instagram Photo Frame (Part 1)

instagram frame template

Go big or go home is my current motto with my next project in the living room. Inspired by large scaled photo gallery frames holding a grid of small photos we have decided to re-create the same look without the custom framing price tag. Learn how to make your own DIY Instagram photo frame using cheap lumber and our free Instagram frame template to create a photo frame that can display 230 photographs.
instagram frame template

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The artwork will be 83″ tall x 48″ wide and go beside the couch so it can be a conversation piece. To fill the frame we will be picking 230 photos over the next week which we will resize to 3″ x 3″ using the Instagram frame template we created and have them printed.

instagram frame template

INSTAGRAM FRAME TEMPLATE INSTRUCTIONS

Download the template, and open it in Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Elements (a free trial of either program is available)

instagram diy frame

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Copy one of your photos to the layer called “Copy Image for ~”, and move the image so it is framed how you want it to print.

instagram frame template

Continue copying your own images to all the 6 layer called “Copy Image for ~”, but do not touch the mask layers. If you accidentally paste your image onto a new layer instead of the 6 “Copy Image for ~” layer, simply drag the new layer underneath one of the “Copy Image for ~” layers and it will still work.

instagram frame template

| example Instagram frame template used to print 6 3×3″ photographs |

Delete the layer called “Instructions” & print

If you have any questions regarding using this template feel free to post them below. We are looking forward to sharing the instructions for the next step of the artwork soon, but until them enjoy using our template.

Next: How  to build the DIY Instagram Photo Frame.

23 Comments

  1. Santa
    June 26, 2013 / 5:05 pm

    I am super, SUPER excited to see this when it’s finished!!!

  2. Santa
    June 26, 2013 / 5:05 pm

    I am super, SUPER excited to see this when it’s finished!!!

  3. June 26, 2013 / 5:09 pm

    So am I! I’m working on selecting photos to edit and drinking a coffee. This would certainly go faster if I didn’t have thousands of photos to go through.

  4. June 26, 2013 / 5:09 pm

    So am I! I’m working on selecting photos to edit and drinking a coffee. This would certainly go faster if I didn’t have thousands of photos to go through.

  5. Santa
    June 26, 2013 / 5:41 pm

    But the thousands of photos are part of the fun! 🙂 I do know exactly how you feel, though… it’s such a time-consuming process! Keep drinking that coffee for energy! 🙂

  6. Santa
    June 26, 2013 / 5:41 pm

    But the thousands of photos are part of the fun! 🙂 I do know exactly how you feel, though… it’s such a time-consuming process! Keep drinking that coffee for energy! 🙂

  7. Becky
    June 26, 2013 / 6:06 pm

    Hi Stephanie!
    I’m jumping over from FB.
    Okay – full disclosure – I’m stealing this idea. I’m full-on going to do this in my home!! This is soooo cool!
    So glad you joined us 🙂

    Becky (aka sketchystyles.com)

  8. Becky
    June 26, 2013 / 6:06 pm

    Hi Stephanie!
    I’m jumping over from FB.
    Okay – full disclosure – I’m stealing this idea. I’m full-on going to do this in my home!! This is soooo cool!
    So glad you joined us 🙂

    Becky (aka sketchystyles.com)

  9. June 26, 2013 / 6:14 pm

    I’d love to see photos of what your project looks like.

  10. Natalie
    June 28, 2013 / 1:38 pm

    I’ve had this idea saved in on my iPad for one year, so glad to see you’re attempting this! I will be doing this project over the summer, hopefully it will turn out just as good!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Natalie (http://www.mylittlesecrets.ca)

  11. Natalie
    June 28, 2013 / 1:38 pm

    I’ve had this idea saved in on my iPad for one year, so glad to see you’re attempting this! I will be doing this project over the summer, hopefully it will turn out just as good!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Natalie (http://www.mylittlesecrets.ca)

  12. June 28, 2013 / 1:50 pm

    Feel free to post the photos of your project here when you are done, or email them to me. I’d love to see your version when it is done. I’ll be posting photos of my own frame soon.

  13. June 28, 2013 / 1:50 pm

    Feel free to post the photos of your project here when you are done, or email them to me. I’d love to see your version when it is done. I’ll be posting photos of my own frame soon.

  14. Colette Rymer
    October 14, 2013 / 5:30 am

    I love this! I am horrible at figuring out dimensions. I want to order 4×4 Instagram pictures. How many pictures should I order to fit in your dimensions for the frame? Or would you recommend something else? Thanks, Colette

  15. Colette Rymer
    October 14, 2013 / 5:30 am

    I love this! I am horrible at figuring out dimensions. I want to order 4×4 Instagram pictures. How many pictures should I order to fit in your dimensions for the frame? Or would you recommend something else? Thanks, Colette

  16. Colette Rymer
    October 14, 2013 / 4:32 pm

    Thank you! : )

  17. Colette Rymer
    October 14, 2013 / 4:32 pm

    Thank you! : )

  18. Sarah
    January 25, 2014 / 7:51 pm

    Love the photos of the both of you.

  19. Sarah
    January 25, 2014 / 7:51 pm

    Love the photos of the both of you.

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