Thursday, 14 November 2013

DIY Instax Wallpaper

DIY Instax Wallpaper

What you'll need:
- Instagram Photos
- Card Stock
- Sheets
- Staple Gun
- A big wall
- time and patience

How we made our instax photo wall
How to do it:
1. We designed 11x17 inch images with 9 Instax wide sized photos per sheet. We then created 4 different sheets with different photos. You could always do more if you wanted to reduce repeat photos! We measured the wall and ordered about 130 sheets on 80 lb card stock. We found an inexpensive local printer that did them for around $1 per sheet, so the entire wall only cost about $130! We got the sheets printed and trimmed. 
2. Next, we adhered them to the wall. We started with just sturdy double sided tape strips. This didn't work for our wall, so we started using a staple gun. Obviously, someday we will have a lot of staples to pull, but I am ok with that. I plan to keep this wall up for a couple years, so It was worth it to me. If you have satin paint you may not need a staple gun. 
3. So, we adhered and stapled the sheets to the wall. We had to cut some to fill in the leftover space around the edges of the wall at the end. This took an entire afternoon with Katie and Kinsey cutting and stapling. Not bad considering the size of this wall!  

Add real photos

Add real photos

4. Now that it is fully installed I will be covering some of the repeated photos with real Instax photos.

DIY Instax Wall via A Beautiful Mess
Ta-Da! Here's a photo of the finished product! I am super thrilled with the outcome. It has so much personality.

DIY Instax Wall (A Beautiful Mess)

DIY Instax Wallpaper

Enjoy!

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