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Sep 07

Print Instagram Photos for a DIY Photo Clothesline

For a fun DIY Photo Clothesline Project as part of a sponsored post with Collective Bias, I created a photo wall in my office by printing Instagram photos using the Walgreens Mobile App!

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I am lucky enough to have a room in my house I can call an office. Sometimes it’s a guest room, most of the time it’s a storage overflow room, and the rest of the time it’s where I brainstorm, write, and do all of my blog work. And since it’s the room I’m in 90% of the day when I’m not in the kitchen, I want it to be a reminder of where I’ve been, how far I’ve come, and where I want to go.

My favorite quote, in a cupcake plaque on one wall reads: Life is what you Make it. Indeed – this job is what I make it and I like the reminder to keep making it. So I like to surround myself with photos of some of my favorite posts, for inspiration, for a smile, for a reminder to keep going.

One of ways I do this is with an easy DIY photo clothesline that I hang pictures on. It went up in about two seconds flat and, because it uses printed photos and clothespins, I can change out the photos as often as I want.

Here’s what you need to make it:

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It’s a super simple process:

  1. Put two of those little round hooks in your wall the width apart you want your clothesline to be. Make them (somewhat) level. When I say “somewhat” it means I eyeballed it. I’m only exact when I bake.
  2. Tie a pretty ribbon around one hook, and double knot it. Measure with the ribbon the distance between the hooks, adding in some extra for the “slack” in the clothesline and an extra few inches for tying. Cut the ribbon and tie it around the second hook. Cut off any excess.
  3. You can add some hot glue to the ribbon if you want to make sure it stays, but it’s not necessary. I did the glue in Jordan’s room, because I was afraid she’d untie the knots, but in my office I trust myself to not untie them.
  4. Just add photos!

Did you know that you can print Instagram photos using the Walgreens Mobile App? And photos from Facebook or the Walgreens online site? It’s so fast and easy!

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Simply download the Walgreens Mobile App and open it up.

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Select Photo and you have several choices for where to get your photos. Instagram, Facebook, Phone, and your online Walgreens albums. I wanted to use Instagram, so once you connect the app to your account, you can see all your Instagram photos and choose which to print.

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The awesome thing about ordering from Instagram instead of through the photos on your phone? The size that gets printed:

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They’re old school! 4×4″ prints, just like that camera your mom had when she was a kid. Remember those? With actual film, and with the flashbulbs that came separately?

While I was ordering, I also ordered some of my favorite food photos that I had already uploaded to the Walgreens online site in anticipation of ordering them some day.

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The best thing? I submitted both orders while I was waiting at school pick-up. And they were ready an hour later when I was on my way home from after school activities!

What did we do before technology. Oh yeah, we had to go to the photo place twice: once to fill out the forms and drop the film and another to pick up.

This is way easier.

Once you have your photos, it’s super easy to create your DIY Photo Clothesline!

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Enjoy! What will you put on your clothesline?


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20 comments on “Print Instagram Photos for a DIY Photo Clothesline

  1. This is SO cool! I had no idea you could print photos from instagram at Walgreens, pinning this for future reference!

  2. Omg, I was just using the app for my rewards card, but that’s awesome that you can print photos from it! This is perfect for decorating a dorm room!

  3. This is such a great idea Dorothy! The pics came out great and it looks wonderful!

  4. I just love how simple this is! I think it might be fun to make one for each of our kids to hang on the wall above their headboard.

  5. I LOVE this idea. It’s so simple and just what I need for my office area. Thanks for the tutorial! :)

  6. Ohmygoshsocool. I’ve got to try this out!

  7. so stinkin cute!

  8. Aww I loved those small photos! My mom would pull them out of their dusty shoeboxes every once in a while when I was growing up. And that’s so neat you can order Instagram photos — what a great idea by Walgreens!

  9. Okay… I was just chatting with Julie from This Gal Cooks the other day about how I KNEW there had to be a service that would print IG photos, but smaller than a 4×6 so you wouldn’t lose quality. And then you post this!!! :) Awesome!
    Did you find that the photo quality of the printed IG photos was good and not grainy?
    I so want to do this!!

  10. This is awesome Dorothy and such a great DIY project!!

  11. Hey! Its so nice to see people printing their Instagram photos! what an awesome display!! I blog about tips for displaying Instagram photos and its so nice to see the different creations people make. I would love to see any other displays you make to show off you Instagram photos!

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