These days there’s no shortage of ways to create your own cool Instagram photo gifts, but custom Instagram photo cookies is definitely a first. Like most of the world, we’re pretty obsessed with Instagram around here (are you following us?), which is why I might have shrieked a little when I saw these cookies. Just send in six of your favorite Instagram photos and the folks at manjar on Etsy will turn them into amazing edible treats, which will be shipped off to you with two Instagram cameras too. If you’re not an Instagram fan (what?), they’ve got Polaroid camera cookies...Read More
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Even though we’ve made it easy to figure out which photo book service is the best one for you and we’ve discovered plenty of great things to do with your Instagram photos besides keep them on your phone, I still have a hard time staying on top of all my digital photos. It just takes time, and unfortunately, I’m short on that these days. So I’m all about Books to Me. right now. This Instagram photo book company literally does all the work for you. Well, they don’t follow you around and take the pictures, but they do everything else. Really. Here’s how it works:...Read More
Even though Valentine’s Day is coming up soon, it’s not too late (yet) to order some really special last-minute custom photo gifts for your special someone. Or hey, even make them yourself. Photo gifts are some of our favorites to give because they’re just so, well, personal. (And be sure to check out our post on Instagram photo gifts.) Order some of these gift ideas–quickly!–or just use them for DIY inspiration. They’re the kinds of gifts you can whip up last minute, and it will look like you’ve been planning them for weeks. The Minted custom photo heart poster featuring a dozen...Read More
Cutting, matting, mounting, spraying adhesive that ends up peeling later–printing Instagram photos yourself then framing them can be a pain in the rear, but a professional framing service can be spendy. Hooray for alternatives! We’ve covered services like Canvas Pop which prints your photos on beautiful canvases, Prinstagram for posters, PostalPix for prints on aluminum, and InstaThis which does a nice job printing Instagram and other cell phone photos on acrylic or wood. But now there’s another service we’ve found with a new take on it all: Plywerk. This nifty purveyor of pre-cut pieces of sustainable maple and bamboo plywood...Read More
If you’re like me, you probably have taken upwards of 2,000 photos of your kids, your house, your pet, and even your food in the last year alone. And like me, you’re wondering what to do with your digital photos and hoping you can find a fun, creative way to get your favorite snapshots off your phone or those Facebook albums and out where everyone can see them, you’re in luck. With so many services and options now, we’ve put together some of of our favorite ways to use all those photos and Instagram shots you have no doubt...Read More
Polish My Pics: The quickest way to edit your photos into things of beauty is to have someone else do it for you.
Sometimes I scroll through my camera roll and find lots of semi-okay options that would be great for photo book gifts if it were brighter, if the pile of laundry wasn’t in the background or if Sam’s face didn’t have those gobs of chocolate on it. Let alone, if I had a spare 3 hours to sit down with it all and make it happen. Which I don’t. Enter Polish My Pics. Polish My Pics is a new service that basically makes your pictures better for you, without you having to do anything except send them in. Consider them your little photo editing elves...Read More
I wrote last year about where to print Instagram photos, considering my penchant for taking adorable photos of my kids on my phone and then…doing absolutely nothing with them. Has anything changed for me in a year? Of course not. That’s why I’m happy to tell you that one of our favorite photobook-making iOS apps, Mosaic, is now available as Mosaic for Android so even more people can take advantage of this super easy and inexpensive way to make a lovely little photo book gift right from the photos on your phone or tablet. This free app delivers what it...Read More
We have limited storage space at home, and I’m just not able to keep every single drawing my little Picassos bring home. Or, rather, I thought I didn’t until I discovered Artkive. We’ve raved about this kids’ art storage app before, but now that the holidays are coming up, we’re excited that you can turn those works of art into the best books for your kids filled with their keepsake art, all with a few clicks. Plus we’re happy to support them today as part of Small Business Saturday. Those of you who have used Artkive know how simple...Read More
If you’ve got Instagram lovers on your holiday shopping list like I do, you’ll want to snatch up a few of these adorable purses right now before the holiday rush starts. I’m pretty sure every teen or tween I know would love this handmade Instagram purse. And to be honest, I’m sort of coveting it myself. Take a peek around the shop to see all the fabulous handmade photo-inspired accessories including an Instagram coin purse, even an iPhone case. Just order now to ensure you get it in time for the holidays since each one is made to order....Read More
I’ve got so many great Instagram photos in my feed that I want to share with friends and family. What are your favorite ways to print Instagram photos? -Carolyn Some of our own favorite photos are from Instagram, Carolyn, and we’ve found lots of ways to turn Instagram photos into cool gifts, everything from tote bags and iPhone cases to to pillows and chocolates. (Yes, chocolates.) However, if you’re looking to just print them out or whip them up into a cool photo book, here are two new online services that we recently tested out, and one old favorite,...Read More
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