Instagram Photo Board DIY

When Alison moved to Philadelphia, I wanted to create something special for her, similar to the inspiration string she made. Some of my favorite images from our time together are housed on Instagram. I had recently stumbled across Kanvess, a company that prints your Instagrams, and thought this was the perfect way to test out the service. I quickly ordered 20 prints from the site. In a matter of days, a little orange envelope filled with perfect 3″ x 3″ Instagrams arrived in my mailbox.

Instagram photo board DIY supplies

Now I had to figure out what I was going to do with all of the prints I ordered. Since I had multiple photos for Alison, I wanted to give her the flexibility to change out out the images. And so the Instagram photo board was born.


  • Instagram photos from Kanvess
  • 12″ x 4″ Birch plywood (found at Michaels)
  • 2 colors of spray paint
  • Painters tape (or washi tape)
  • Mini clothes pins
  • Glue gun/superglue
  • Glitter (optional)
To create a photo board with a stripe, first spray a stripe of pink paint at the top of the board. Once the stripe is dry, cover it with tape. Next, spray the entire front of the board gold. (I found I needed 2-3 coats of the metallic paint.) Next spray paint the mini clothes pins and sprinkle glitter on them. (I secured the pins to cardstock, like Ez of Create Comforts did in this post.) Once everything is dry, glue the pins on to the board, making sure you leave enough space for each Instagram photo. Wait for the pins to dry and then hang your favorite Instagrams on the board.
Instagram photo board diy
I drilled a hole at the top of my board and hung it on the wall, but it works just as well to prop it up. Now you have a great way to display your favorite memories! Want more Instagram inspiration? Check out Melanie Blogget’s 13 Clever Things to do With Your Instagrams.

About Katie

Katie is the voice behind lifestyle blog, Twin Stripe. Her blog is dedicated to helping readers create a bright and modern lifestyle that doesn’t cost a ton. Twin Stripe features easy DIY projects, tasty recipes, entertaining ideas, style tips, home decorating inspiration and more. Katie lives in Greensboro, N.C. with her fabulous husband, Chad, and adorable pup, Hobbes. She spends her spare time decorating their 1950s bungalow and throwing festive parties. Katie believes you can never have too much glassware or glitter!

2 thoughts on “Instagram Photo Board DIY

  1. That is a really neat idea to display photos. Where did you get the board and does it matter what size it is?
    That would make a nice Thank you gift.
    Thanks for sharing!

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