With Instagram blowing up, we’ve had a great time finding ways to turn Instagram photos into art. There are photo gifts like albums, photo pillows, photo coasters and even chocolate. But one of the most obvious uses for your favorite snapshots is, of course, art for your walls. And now there’s a great service that does a beautiful and affordable job with it.
I gave InstaThis a shot. The custom photo print service syncs with your Instagram account and allows you to print your favorite photos directlly from your photostream onto acrylic or wood. I opted for the wood, which I think works really nicely with Instagram photos–especially black and white or sepia tones, when the natural birch grain is able to show through and give it texture and richness.
The process couldn’t be simpler: give the app access to your Instagram photos, choose a picture, pick one of four sizes from 6×6 to 12×12 and…that’s pretty much it.
I started with a Manhattan skyline photo I had taken recently and I’m really pleased with the results. It’s not just pure printing–there’s some artistic manipulation involved to make sure it comes out great.
Prices aren’t bad at all: Wood starts at $30 for the 6×6, with acrylic at $60, and there are significant savings if you want to order several at a time–they happen to look great in groups. Plus, no need to buy a frame or even a screw. It all arrives ready to hang. And admire. -Liz