DIY: Instagram Photo Frame



Go huge or go home is my current motto with my project within the living room. Inspired via massive scaled photo gallery frames conserving a grid of small photographs we’ve got determined to re-create the similar look without the custom framing price charge tag. Learn how to make your personal DIY Instagram photograph frame using cheap lumber and our DIY Instagram photo frame template to create a picture frame that could show 230 photos.


Hardboard – 48 by 96 inches
Hardboard - 2 – 1 by 2 by 8
Hardboard - 2 – 1 by 2 by 4
White acrylic paint
Black acrylic paint
Paint primer / Gesso
½ inch masking tape
1000 square photo self-adhesive stickers
Digital photo archival spray (optional)
Fine sandpaper
39 sheets of glossy photo paper (optional)
Scissors or exacto knife and ruler
½ inch masking tape
Nails and hammer / staple gun
Tape Measure
230 3×3 photos (template can be found here)


The paintings might be 83″ tall x 48″ width and go beside the sofa so it could be a communication piece. To fill the photo frame we would be choosing 230 snap shots then we will resize to a 3″ x 3″ with the use of the Instagram photo frame template we created, and have them printed.


Step 1:
Download the template, and open it in Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Elements (a free trial of either program is available)

Download Here : Instagram Template File


Step 2:
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.



Step 3:
Maintain copying your personal snap shots to all of the 6 layer known as “copy image for ~”, but do not change anything in the mask layers. If you accidentally paste your image onto a new layer instead of the 6 “copy image for ~” layer, now drag the new layer underneath one of the “copy image for ~” layers and it’ll also work.

This is an example Instagram frame template used to print 6 3×3″ photographs


Step 4:
Delete the layer called “Instructions” & print.


Step 5:
Now lets start working on a picking 230 photos for a huge Instagram artwork for the living room. Today I’m happy to share the Insta template that was originally featured on Canadian Living’s website!



Step 6:
To start, paint 2 coats of primer on the hardboard and the 4 frame pieces using a foam roller to give a nice smooth silky finish. Once the primer has dried, paint the hardboard white and the frame body portions black, making sure to sand the whole thing with quality sandpaper in between coats.



Step 7:
Assemble the frame by setting the frame across the outside of the hardboard. Use wood glue round the edge of the hardboard and put the frame on top of the glue, use weights or clamps to preserve in position until glue dries. Once the glue has set carefully flip over the hardboard and further secure the frame with the use of finishing nails or a staple gun.



Step 8:
Create a overlaying tape grid by carefully spacing all of the horizontal and vertical straight lines every 3 ½ inches by means of measuring and marking wherein the tape must go with a pencil.



Step 9:
Next step, now pick 230 pictures which you may want to resize to 3×3″. This will be achieved with the use of the Photo frame template supplied in our post above. After that, stick the images by putting self-adhesive stickers on the corners of every photograph and glue one photo consistent with square inside the grid beginning with the second row and second column. That means alternate images will appear 3d others would be 2d. this would make a nice attraction to the memories to be more focussed on.


Final Step:
Here is closeup of this post with various moments for the duration of my lifestyles. For additonal protection from fading, secure the pics in addition to the body you could spray a mild coat of photo archival spray.