I printed a photo the other day. I needed a baby photo of myself for a baby shower game, but being without ink or photo paper at home, I actually took my digital photos to a drug store and ordered prints. It was a strange exercise in nostalgia, but I actually enjoyed having hardcopy prints to show and share for once.
So I'm officially encouraging those close to me (which includes all of you lovely readers) to take on a project this weekend. Take your myriad of life-journaling Instagram photos offline and print them out. Whether you do it at home or at a photo center (if you can find one), you'll enjoy having a display of your life spread out at home for all to see.
Here's a few real-life rooms from around the web for inspiration:
• A wall of prints leveled and hung with painter's tape, from A Beautiful Mess.
• A small array hung with beading string and binder clips from MacLife.
• 365 different Instagram photos can fit in the InstaCanvas from Design Aglow (buy it here, $65).
• Bulldog clips, glued onto pieces of stained wood, can hold up prints and easily switch them out, from Bloom and Inspire.
• Prints were hot-glued in a grid onto 4 stretched canvases, in this photo from Under the Red Umbrella.
• Clothespins keep small prints set up inside an empty frame, from Life's Little Moments.
• Mini-clothespins and an empty frame again, this time painted with a pop of bright blue, from Good Willionaire.
• And finally, three real-life rooms submitted to the gallery of Canvas Pop, a website where you can print your online photos onto stretched canvas.
(Images: As credited above)