How to Turn Instagram Photos and Travel Memories into Home Decor + Giveaway

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I take hundreds, sometimes thousands, of photos per trip. I get so focused on using them for various online projects that I forget to print and display them at home. With the holidays on the horizon—including hosting Thanksgiving—it’s definitely time to spruce up bare walls and a few side tables with pictures.

Sorting through photos to choose for canvas and decor products by Snapfish proved easier than I thought. I tend to edit and post my best photos on Instagram, so chose several that I’d already posted and had stored on my computer in high enough resolution to print large sizes. Photos can actually be uploaded directly from Instagram, too, for projects where smaller photo sizes are needed. (Photos can also be uploaded from Flickr and Facebook.)

This is a DIY project in the sense that you choose the photos and how you’d like to display them. But Snapfish prints, assembles and provides the simple hardware necessary for wall hangings. All you need to do is place the order, open the package when it arrives and place the decor in its intended spot.

Instagram Photos Printed on Canvas

My daughter, however, had a different vision that I was a happy to indulge. Tired of princess posters and school work scattered across her walls, since asked if we could print Instagram photos from the account that she manages on behalf of our rescued pitbull, Scooby.

It was tough to choose a style actually because it could have been a framed canvas, acrylic print, wood print, gigantic poster or a number of other options. For her walls, we chose unframed canvas prints.

I nearly fell over laughing when I opened the box and found this gem.

Turn Instagram photos into canvases to hang on the wall by uploading them to Snapfish.

Even she recognized that the canvas looks so professionally-done because the photo wraps around the edges and the print quality is excellent. She also chose a larger rectangular canvas because the two photos together fit perfectly side-by-side on her wall.

A canvas print made on Snapfish using an Instagram photo.

Instagram Photos Framed in Multiple Shapes and Sizes

Just because an Instagram photo is square, doesn’t mean you have to print it as a square. Snapfish allows users to select which part of the photo to print and will indicate if the resolution is insufficient. I needed a few in plain black frames to place on a corner table. This entire room has vintage luggage tags and other photos in similar black frames and I love how well the entire space jives together.

Photos from Instagram printed and framed by Snapfish for easy home decor.

I chose a rare family photo on our private Seine cruise in Paris, my daughter and dog underneath La Jolla’s Scripps Pier and a funny-to-me photo of our recent flight in Cathay Pacific first class.

Home decor products also include blankets and pillows that can include multiple backgrounds, embellishments and designs to choose from. I think a blanket with multiple Instagram photos from a trip or season would also be a neat idea.

Win a $50 Snapfish Gift Certificate

It’s your turn to spruce up home decor for the holidays with a $50 Snapfish gift certificate. All you need to do is enter via the widget here.

Snapfish Giveaway

No purchase is necessary to win and the giveaway is open to U.S. residents ages 18 and above. Good luck!

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Snapfish makes it easy to turn Instagram photos into framed prints, canvas prints, blankets, pillows and other cool home decor.

This post was created in partnership with Snapfish. All opinions are my own.

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64 Comments

  1. Trisha McKee
    November 14, 2015 at 9:51 pm — Reply

    I would love one of the framed canvas prints.

  2. tina reynolds
    November 14, 2015 at 9:08 pm — Reply

    I would chose the Medallion Panel, Tabletop or the fleece blanket

  3. Teresa Archer
    November 14, 2015 at 9:03 pm — Reply

    I love the Plush Fleece Photo Blanket, I can think of some great photos for it.

  4. Amy Deeter
    November 14, 2015 at 8:15 pm — Reply

    I would get a framed canvas print for my picture of Taylor Swift,my daughter,and i from a concert this summer

  5. Rosey
    November 14, 2015 at 7:10 pm — Reply

    I wonder if my account w/them is still active. It’s been awhile!

  6. Angela P.
    November 14, 2015 at 12:40 pm — Reply

    My Nana passed away 2 weeks ago today. If I won I’d love to get a canvas print or a wood panel for the wall of her.

  7. Kayla.
    November 14, 2015 at 8:47 am — Reply

    I’d buy the Custom Outdoor Pillow.

  8. Erica O
    November 14, 2015 at 6:06 am — Reply

    I love the Wood Wall Photo Panels, definitely need one or two of these 🙂

  9. Sarah L
    November 13, 2015 at 9:55 pm — Reply

    I like the Plush Fleece Photo Blankets.
    Thanks for the contest.

  10. Kitty
    November 13, 2015 at 9:21 pm — Reply

    I’d love the Decorative Throw Pillows.

  11. mickeyfan
    November 13, 2015 at 9:11 pm — Reply

    I ilke the tabletop wood prints.

  12. melissa Resnick
    November 13, 2015 at 4:12 pm — Reply

    I would get a Wood Panel wall

  13. Christina Yang
    November 13, 2015 at 12:35 pm — Reply

    I would choose the wood wall photo canvas. It seems like good quality.

  14. Steve Singer
    November 13, 2015 at 11:37 am — Reply

    I would pick the canvas prints!

  15. susan smoaks
    November 13, 2015 at 10:24 am — Reply

    i would like to get an aluminum print, it looks really cool

  16. Carolyn Daley
    November 12, 2015 at 11:36 pm — Reply

    I would get a framed canvas print of my family.

  17. Erica B.
    November 12, 2015 at 8:11 pm — Reply

    The wood photo panels are nice.

  18. Brittney House
    November 12, 2015 at 1:07 pm — Reply

    I love the wood wall photos.

  19. Laura Royal
    November 12, 2015 at 9:51 am — Reply

    I would get a Wood Panel, Wall.

  20. Michelle Hill
    November 12, 2015 at 9:38 am — Reply

    I would choose a framed canvas print! I have an empty wall and the perfect family photo!

  21. Joann F
    November 12, 2015 at 9:25 am — Reply

    I would get the Framed Large Print

  22. MaryAnn
    November 12, 2015 at 8:17 am — Reply

    I love the canvas prints

  23. Brandy c
    November 11, 2015 at 11:41 pm — Reply

    I would get a medallion panel, they’re very nice.

  24. Erin M
    November 11, 2015 at 7:48 pm — Reply

    I would pick the Wood Wall Photos

  25. heather eg kaufman
    November 11, 2015 at 7:17 pm — Reply

    I would love to try an aluminum print.

  26. Stacey Roberson
    November 11, 2015 at 5:10 pm — Reply

    I would choose the Wood Wall Photo Panels to display some of our travel photos.

  27. Crystal F
    November 11, 2015 at 4:09 pm — Reply

    I would love to have the Premium Berber Fleece Blanket. I would have a picture of my girls and our dog Bella put on it. Thank you!

  28. Jessica M.
    November 11, 2015 at 12:49 pm — Reply

    I REALLY like the framed canvas prints!

  29. Jessica Miller
    November 11, 2015 at 11:42 am — Reply

    I like the
    Framed Large Prints and the Premium Berber Fleece Blanket.

  30. CWH
    November 11, 2015 at 9:18 am — Reply

    I like the wood wall panel.

  31. Ashley C
    November 11, 2015 at 6:21 am — Reply

    I love the wood wall photo panel!

  32. Kristi C
    November 11, 2015 at 5:42 am — Reply

    I would choose the Wood Panel, Wall.

  33. Nicki
    November 10, 2015 at 11:36 pm — Reply

    The aluminum prints are awesome

  34. Danielle Magee
    November 10, 2015 at 8:07 pm — Reply

    I would love the Acryllic Print

  35. Denise S
    November 10, 2015 at 7:38 pm — Reply

    I like the Aluminum Print, Tabletop

  36. bunny butt
    November 10, 2015 at 7:05 pm — Reply

    i would love a framed canvas, it would look amazing in my room

  37. Gina Hester
    November 10, 2015 at 5:20 pm — Reply

    I love the wood panels! Thanks for the giveaway!

  38. November 10, 2015 at 4:01 pm — Reply

    i like the canvas print

  39. tammy shelton
    November 10, 2015 at 1:55 pm — Reply

    I would get a couple Tabletop Wood Panels.

  40. Tricia G
    November 10, 2015 at 1:46 pm — Reply

    I love their fleece blankets.

  41. McKim
    November 10, 2015 at 11:02 am — Reply

    I would choose the decorative throw pillow.

  42. sandra
    November 10, 2015 at 9:39 am — Reply

    i would choose the Acrylic Print

  43. LaTanya
    November 10, 2015 at 9:10 am — Reply

    Wood Panel, Wall

  44. Dorothy Boucher
    November 10, 2015 at 9:04 am — Reply

    I love the pillows and throws , but my favorite is the canvas prints
    @tisonlyme143
    happy to connect

  45. Sue V
    November 10, 2015 at 8:44 am — Reply

    I really like the canvas pictures

  46. Cynthia C
    November 10, 2015 at 5:49 am — Reply

    I would get a canvas print.

  47. Tari Lawson
    November 10, 2015 at 4:35 am — Reply

    I think I would choose the Decorative Throw Pillows.

  48. Karla Franklin
    November 10, 2015 at 4:09 am — Reply

    I like the aluminum prints so I would choose that one.

  49. Denise
    November 10, 2015 at 12:12 am — Reply

    I’m a fan of the photo blankets

  50. Kenny
    November 9, 2015 at 11:29 pm — Reply

    I would choose a framed canvas print

  51. Stephanie Liske
    November 9, 2015 at 9:31 pm — Reply

    I would chose a Canvas Print.

  52. Deb Ford
    November 9, 2015 at 8:02 pm — Reply

    The Woven Photo Blankets are awesome!

  53. Lisa
    November 9, 2015 at 5:21 pm — Reply

    I really like the wood panels, super cool!

  54. Ann Fantom
    November 9, 2015 at 5:12 pm — Reply

    I would like to get Snapfish’s Framed Canvas Print

  55. Laura
    November 9, 2015 at 3:16 pm — Reply

    Love all the wood prints!

  56. Meghan B
    November 9, 2015 at 2:57 pm — Reply

    I would probably pick the wood photo panel frames

  57. gina blades
    November 9, 2015 at 2:10 pm — Reply

    I like the canvas, wood, and acrylic options.

  58. Cami v
    November 9, 2015 at 1:53 pm — Reply

    I like the aluminum prints 🙂 I would do a collage of many photos.

  59. Erin Hussman
    November 9, 2015 at 1:23 pm — Reply

    I would choose the Aluminum Print.
    Thank you for the chance

  60. Tina C.
    November 9, 2015 at 1:04 pm — Reply

    What better way to decorate than to have your memories surrounding you!

  61. Kassie
    November 9, 2015 at 12:32 pm — Reply

    I really like the Wood Photo Panels! I love them!

  62. Dianne Hall
    November 8, 2015 at 10:51 pm — Reply

    The wood panels or the table top pictures are very cool. I would like to put one in my office of my kids.

  63. Susan
    November 8, 2015 at 10:25 pm — Reply

    I would love an acrylic print of my family!

  64. Jessica Beard
    November 8, 2015 at 8:03 pm — Reply

    Wood Wall Photo Panels would be nice to have. I’d use a picture of my two sons.

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