{Project Home} An Instagram Mantel

Well, it’s about time that I updated my mantel. If I’m completely honest with you, I still had the decor from the 4th of July still up. Until this weekend. Until I was finally inspired to update it when I received a beautiful print from the ladies behind Well Said. You can check out this lovely “Life is” print on Etsy and stay tuned for information as to how you can win your own 8×10 print from Well Said!

So I paired the “Life is” print with my fun Holga camera on two little boxes I picked up from Hobby Lobby. Then on the second shelf I took added a topiary upcycle and twine “S” from my Easter Mantel, and a frame that I picked up a few months ago from Goodwill. I simply added two rows of twine and used small clothespins to hang a few of my favorite Instagram pictures!

So how do you think it turned out? I really enjoy it, first that my mantel is updated, but also that it’s something that is versatile. I can see updating the pictures here and there to keep it fresh. And it all started with inspiration from a Well Said print.

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Kimberly Sneed
Hi, I'm Kimberly! A working mom, wife to my best friend and mother to two adorable boys. By day I'm a project manager and list-maker extraordinaire, and by night I attempt to make our house a home. I enjoy crafting/DIY, decorating, photography, thrifting and love to share my creative adventures with you!
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  1. Looks great!
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  2. Ruthie Hart says:

    Did you just print out the pics in a 4 by 6 and trim them?!

    • Hi Ruthie! I printed out a sheet of them on matte photo paper. We have a Canon printer so it does great with pics! Then I cut out the squares.

  3. The mantel is adorable!! Love it, Kimberly. I love how you incorporated the colors too. HUGS!!
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  4. Oh I love that! Did you put that on Instagram yet? :) I especially like how easily it can be updated. So simple too!
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  5. that looks so fun! love the print and of coarse the camera!

  6. I love your mantel!! That print is so much fun and I adore the way you’ve displayed your family pictures. Just perfect!!
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  7. You know, I have a holga too. But I can’t find the film. I know I can get it online, but it’s super duper expensive! I will just have to do something like this!!! I need that print in my life!!!
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  8. LOVE your mantle! I think I want to do this for the holidays! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!
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  9. Way cute, I love it! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!
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  10. That is really really neat!! Love it!!
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  11. I am not sure what I love more, seeing your mantels or seeing your thrifty finds. You certainly have a very photogenic family. I am glad to see your love for instagram has finally invaded your mantel :)
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  12. So darn cute! I love the Instagram photos on the twine in the frame like that. The print is darn cute too!
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  13. This is so cute! I had no idea (or never really thought about) that you could print instagram pics. How’d you do it?

    • Hi Laura! There are many ways you can print Instagrams, through applications like PostalPix or Prinstagram, but here I downloaded the pictures on to my computer (which you can do from your phone) or go to a web interface for IG like webstagram and save them. I then simply inserted them into PowerPoint, printed the page, and cut them out.

  14. How fun!! I just LOVE IG! It’s so great to capture little moments in a beautiful format!

  15. OMG I love this! I wish I had a mantel to recreate this on. Oh well. The print is to die for–I’m gonna check that site out!
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  16. Very cute. I love Instagram photos and what a fun way to display them. Love that twine covered S too. :-)
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  17. Love it!!
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  18. What a great idea!!! I love it! Canon printers are the way to go!!
    Thanks for sharing! I’m too embarrassed to share my hot mess of a mantle. Something needs to happen with mine stat!


  19. Oh my gosh, what a fun mantel. I LOVE it! Thanks so very much for sharing at Show & Tell on SNAP! I’ve enjoyed seeing the projects you’ve linked up, you’re so talented!

    xoxo, Tauni
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  20. Love love love this idea! Now I need to find a cool frame and an antique camera =)
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  21. oh, my gosh. LOVE this– as a new instagram fanatic!

    could you share this over at my new link party? i think my other nerds (ahem, friends constantly buried in their smartphones?) would LOVE this idea! http://www.happyhomeblog.com/weekend-warrior/weekend-warrior-2/
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  22. Thanks so much for joining in with my Say G’Day party and thanks also for the twitter shout outs! I really appreciate it!

    I’ve given both your posts a +1 on Google+.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz
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  23. Aren’t you the cutest thing ever! I love this!!! Thanks so much for linking up at my party. I’m happy to feature you tomorrow. XO, Aimee
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  24. I LOVE this! So cute! Thanks for always linking up such fab projects! Hope you’re having a great weekend! XO


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