It’s been years since I last did a DIY on my blog and I can’t understand why I haven’t done some, as DIYs are usually my top viewed posts on the blog. Today I thought that it was time that I sparked that love for DIYs again. I have been on lockdown at home for more than 35 days. 35 DAYS! That equates to 35+ days of content creating, creating my media kit, spring cleaning
even though it is not spring and somehow rediscovering my love for ‘amateur’ photography. So while sorting through my suitcase from my travels, I discovered my Instax Mini 9 camera and prints that I had snapped in Turkey a few months back. I sort of got nostalgic again and can’t believe that I have forgotten about my photos. This instantly sparked the idea for a DIY.
I hopped onto the Instax SA Instagram page and looked for ideas on cute DIYs that I could do, as they always have awesome ideas on how to display your prints. Now the last time I blogged about my Instax Mini 9 was round about last year February and this year I will have my camera for two years. Since then, Instax has released a few really amazing inventions and I AM OBSESSED! There are two that really stands out to me and that is the Instax Link Mini Printer and the Instax Square SQ6. One day I will buy them, one day! Nonetheless, let me get into my DIY and quit obsessing. I settled on what I wanted to do and this is what I came up with for my 10 minute DIY.
I used a broken frame, printed out two pictures – One is a world map and one is the Istanbul skyline. I just pasted the pictures onto the photo frame board, used a piece of string to make the zigzags, put the frame back together and voila! Now obviously you can get more creative with your backgrounds but because I love travel and city life, I went with those two printouts and I think they stand out nicely with the white background without distracting from the pictures too much. Now the best part of my DIY was actually hanging my pictures. I bought these cute little colourful pegs from Mr Price Home and they were the prettiest addition to the frame. They had a variety of one colour packs but I chose the variety pack as I kind of had the vision in mind of what I wanted to create and these shades are the perfect match to the background of the frame. I really have my eyes set on one of those other two Instax gadgets and this is only the beginning of my DIYs with my prints as I still have quite a few of my travel photos that I want to print. My next DIY will most probably be a pinboard world map where I pin places I have been to. It’ll take time to fill but I will have fun working towards pinning on it. I do prefer displaying my prints in frames or on the wall as I enjoy being reminded of my fun times as apposed to having them in an album or in a box stored away.