a lovely living

My husband and I make a good attempt at capturing memories on our higher-end camera, we really do. But if we’re being honest, the majority of my pictures typically come from my iphone. From there, the favorites find their way onto Instagram where they get some love and then move their way down the feed and into the abyss they go. In an attempt to prevent this from happening to you (and me), I have gathered a number of different ways in which you can bring your images to life. I’ve personally used a few of these sites and the other I plan on using now that I’ve discovered it!


  1. Blurb – My husband used this site to make the sweetest little book for our family. According to him, it was super simple to use and we all love the results. It’s something we keep in our living room and flip through often.insta2
  2. Printstagram – This is another site that my husband used to surprise me on a special occasion (maybe he should be the one writing this post?). He ordered a super-sized print of dozens of Instagram pics of my son. Although you can order individual pictures (or calendars, cards etc), this is actually all on one large poster which he then had framed. We have it hanging in my son’s room and it makes quite a statement in there.insta1
  3. StickyGram – I have not personally used this site, but they allow you to turn your Instagram photos into magnets, iphone cases or ipad covers. Perfect ways to view your fav photos on a daily basis.Screen Shot 2014-02-17 at 9.08.16 PM
  4. Postagram – This is a site we’ve used a few times in the past. It allows you to instantly turn a photo into a postcard which is mailed to the recipient of your choice. We’ve sent some randomly and also used them as thank you cards for our children’s birthdays. They were able to show the gifts they received in their photo and thank everyone individually. Screen Shot 2014-02-17 at 9.12.30 PM

Are there any other ways you have found to bring Instagram to life? I’d love to know!


  • Sarah O'Connell says:

    Great ideas! I used CanvasPop to print a couple of my instagrams as 12×12 canvas prints. I have a couple in my office and a few in the house. We also used Blurb to make a book for my Dad on his retirement of all the various pieces of wisdom he has given us over the years. Not quite instagram, but it turned out REALLy well and he (and all of us kids) loved it.

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