The frames I used to display a few of my favorite instagram prints for my mom cave were super easy to make.
In fact, I'm pretty sure just by looking at them you could figure out how to construct your own. But just to make it even easier, I'll give you a little play by play.
The bonus is they're easy on the wallet too - totally my kind of project - fast, cheap and easy!
All you need is wood shims, clothespins, stain/paint and wood glue. You could totally upcycle some paint stir sticks, but I preferred the look of shims for this project because they look a little rougher which is what I was going for with my frames. Stir sticks are super smooth, but they might be a better alternative if you want to paint instead of stain your frames.
Like I said - easy - and pretty self explanatory right? All I did was lay out the shims to figure out what size I wanted my frames to be. My instagram prints are a 4 x 4 size. The frame tops and bottoms are 8 inches and the sides are 9 inches. After I cut all the shims down to size, I stained them. I used 2 different colors of stain to create a slightly distressed look. (You can use a hand saw or a power saw - either works just fine.) While the stain was drying I spray painted the clothespins with my favorite gold spray paint. Then once everything was dry I used wood glue to put the frames together.
I attached them to the wall with a command strip. They weigh practically nothing, so there was no need for anything more.
Instagram (carmel_ourfifthhouse) is my favorite form of social media for sure, and I big ol' fat love printing my insta-shots! What is it about these little squares of cuteness that make me so dang happy?! Are you on instagram? Do you print and display your insta-shots in your home?
Here's a couple of other ways I've displayed them.