DIY Instagram Photo Blocks

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Looking for a creative way to display your Instagram photos? Maybe you have heaps of Instagram photos from your wedding on your computer. Why not make photo blocks out of them?

You could even use photos of you and your sweetheart and display them at your wedding.

I  have mine displayed on my fireplace mantle. I plan to make a bunch as gifts. So fun!

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Here’s how to make them:

You will need:

  • Square wooden blocks. Mine are approximately 4.5cm x 4.5cm. I purchased mine second-hand at Value Village. You can also buy them on Etsy.
  • Mod Podge
  • Judikins Diamond Glaze
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Glue (Use one that is suited to photo paper)
  • paint brushes
  • Corner Punch, Rounder(optional)
  • Photo paper

Size your photos to 2 x 2 inches and print them on photo paper. Cut out each photo.

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Use a corner punch to round the corners of your photo if you like this look.

instagram photos Adhere your photo to the block using photo-friendly glue.

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Using acrylic paint, paint the edges of the block.

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Using the dry brush technique (this requires removing most of the paint off of your brush), apply paint to edges of photo.

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Let dry. Coat photo with Mod Podge.

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Once Mod Podge is dry, apply a couple of drops of Diamond Glaze to the photo. Use a paint brush to coat the photo, as well as the edges. This will give a nice, glossy finish to your photo block.

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Let dry. That’s it!

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  1. Posted by Anna on February 7th, 2013 at 9:14pm

    This is so clever! I love it.
  2. Posted by Tobin on February 15th, 2013 at 1:09pm

    HA! Now THAT'S unique and creative! I LOVE IT! Thanks so much for the great idea!
  3. Posted by Cindy Eikenberg on February 18th, 2013 at 8:35pm

    I saw these featured at Saved By Love and simply adore these! What a fabulous idea! Thank you so much for sharing this great project !
  4. Posted by Katherine on May 25th, 2013 at 11:16am

    WOW!! I am LOVING this idea! I was pointed over here by the Mod Podge Diva herself, Amy. She usually comes up with really great projects and blogs/sites to visit - but this has to be among my favorite. Awesomely fantastic job - I can't wait to make a whole slew of these!!
  5. Posted by Christina on May 26th, 2013 at 11:28am

    Glad you like them Katherine!
  6. Posted by Jessica Campbell on March 1st, 2014 at 1:55pm

    This is such a great idea! Thanks for showing step by step how to make these cute picture blocks! If mine turn out right, I think I found something to make as christmas gifts, haha!
  7. Posted by Garshita on July 16th, 2014 at 2:51am

    Wow! They are so pretty! I am definitely going to try them :)
    I don't think I could have ever thought of these little wonders. Absolutely love them!
  8. Posted by Lisa on July 19th, 2014 at 6:15am

    I love this so much. They are beautiful and what easy to follow instructions. I am thinking Christmas pictures. Thanks.
  9. Posted by Cynthia on October 20th, 2014 at 2:26pm

    Thank you for the idea and instructions. I made 15 of these for our wedding centerpieces. I had trouble finding wooden blocks and ended up making ours out of 4x4x4 wooden cubes. I painted them silver and then glued on pictures. We used pictures of us as well as pictures from our childhood and then gave them to special family members after reception. It was much more special to my mom then a traditional parent gift like a framed picture. I can send you pics if you want.
  10. Posted by Tracy on December 21st, 2014 at 9:17pm

    What glue do you recommend for the photos?
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