DIY Instagram Display Board

Hey there!  It’s Carmel from Our Fifth House, and I’m back today with yet another project made out of scrap wood.  You might remember last month when I shared the decorative wooden arrows I made out of scrap wood.  Slowly but surely that pile of leftover wood that has been collecting dust in my garage is dwindling down! Woohoo!  Nothing gets my creative juices flowing quite like the need to de-clutter.  Ha!

diy instagram display board



For this project I wanted to create an Instagram display board with a vintage vibe. I love Instagram (you can follow me here if you’d like)!  And I especially love to print my insta-photos and display them in my home. This was an easy project that anyone could do no matter your diy/craft skill level.

I started with a piece of leftover scrap wood.

instagram display
I used a hammer and a nail to scratch and dent it all up to create a distressed look.  Then I used a dark walnut stain in a few places.
ways to display your instagram photos
And then I followed that with a Minwax Polyshade in Pecan Gloss over the entire board.
distressed instagram display
While it was drying, I spray painted some clothespins with my favorite gold spray paint.  Then I busted out my collection of vintage clip on earrings.  I removed the clips on the back and glued them to the clothespins with some E6000 (best glue ever).
vintage brooch instagram display

 

When everything was dry, I glued the clothespins to the board.

instagram photos on display

I added one of these guys to the back for hanging.

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DIY instagram display
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IG display

I’m not sure where I’m going to hang her yet, but I really really love the way she turned out!  I love a good mix of textures – the gold clothespins with the vintage baubles are a great contrast to the distressed wood.  And you really can’t beat a project that uses things you already have on hand!I don’t know what it is about these 4×4 snapshots of life, but I just adore them; and it makes me super happy to display them in my home.

Here are a few other instagram related projects I’ve done:

Are you on instagram?  Do you print your insta-photos to display in your home?





Comments

  1. Kelly Hedgespeth says:

    Love how unique this Instagram display is!

    • Carmel Phillips says:

      Thanks! I love repurposing pretty old things. The vintage earrings really make this piece extra special!

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