Rant time: framing is expensive. If you’re looking for some new wall art, just framing an Instagram creation could cost hundreds of dollars. If you want to frame an photo collage you, things get really serious.
There are cost-effective options, of course. You can grab some used frames at a thrift store, but it’s difficult to find a frame and mat that are sized to your images, and DIY matting can be tricky.
So, what’s a frame-bitious person to do?
We recently checked out the print and framing experts at Artifact Uprising. They have a selection of frames and acid-free mats to choose from. You upload the image yourself—and they make uploading directly from your Instagram account super easy.
If you’re looking for some DIY wall art, check them out. Here are three options for custom insta-frames:
Featured Photography by: Carter Moore
Their gallery frame prints allow you to upload your image, choose the color of your wooden frame and the mat size. You can also choose a deep-set frame, which creates more of a 3D look.
Featured Photography by: Eric Laurits
Skip the frame and go for a funky wood-cleat hang. We love this as a unique gift idea.
Fun Fact: The wood is reclaimed beetle pine from Colorado forests.
Featured Photography by: Katherine Heise
If you’re feeling indecisive, try these swappable prints that sit in a hipster-fashion wood block. You can have a few photos printed for one block, which doubles as a book-end or paperweight for chic desk decor.
Featured Photography by: Amanda Jane Jones
For about one buck each, you can have custom cards printed, complete with envelopes. If you’ve been looking for a reason to become a part of all your friends’ fridge decor, this might be it.