By far my favorite social media app on my phone is Instagram. Its fun to scroll the gram and see what friends, bloggers and brands are up to daily. It's also fun to sharing daily glimpses what I'm up to and engage with my #InstaSquad. I'm still getting used to using IG Stories, which is like SnapChat, which I don't have, but those deer filters look like a blast! Above all its fun to be inspired by like-minded people. I've been using Instagram for a while, and have been wanting to find an easy creative way to print my photos.
We have a mini FujiFlim Instax camera which is fun to use when your out and about, I just adore the retro look on the pictures. I wanted to find a way to print my Instagram pictures and give them that same retro vibe.
After searching high and low, I found a fantastic company called Square Snaps, that lets you print your favorite Instagram pictures. Square Snaps has a few Polaroid print options: the Classic Vintage 3.5x4 and the mini 2.6x3. The process was super simple and fast, I created a account with Square Snaps and allowed them to access my Instagram account, then selected the prints and placed me order. The company is based in the UK, I placed my order on Sat evening and my prints arrived on Thursday, the shipped option I choose also included a DSL tracking number. I opted for the mini Polaroid prints, which are just the perfect size. Below is a closer look.
I have a little basket on my coffee table that I placed a several IG Polaroids in, its a fun way to see the picture and remember the story behind the photo. Plus having several within view also makes it fun for friends to look though. The photos prints are nice quality for such a bargain print and each photo is super thick. I love being able to hold the memory that I captured right in my hand.
On my Instagram, I share a lot of interior photos or my home along with life sprinkled in, for the pictures I choose to have printed I choose a similar mix.
I plan to frame some of the Instagram Polaroid prints into a collage, I love how Jenny from Little Green Notebook framed her mini Instax Polaroid photos, they look so cute in her bathroom. I'm so excited to tackle the a collage of pictures and hang them up. In addition, these IG Polaroids would look fantastic pinned on an inspiration board or framed on a nightstand. So many possibilities.
I used to love printing my photos, but for the past few years, I've been so bad about taking the time have photos printed. Go forward using Square Snaps is my favorite way to print photos double plus, I have the option to link to my Instagram again or upload pictures from my computer! Cheers to fun way to print memories and give them a retro vibe. Follow me on IG @ChicLittleHouse
How do you print your Instagram photos? Do you also love the look of Polaroid style pictures?