DIY Instax Wallpaper

DIY Instax WallpaperI have always wanted a wall in my home that was completely filled with photos! A couple weeks ago I got it stuck in my brain that this wall in our studio was the perfect spot. There were a couple challenges, though: 1. The wall is HUGE. 2. I don’t have that many instant photos or film. 3. Even if I did buy enough film to fill the whole wall it would cost thousands of dollars and probably take months (or years?) to take enough photos.

So, I came up with a solution. We “wallpapered” this wall with color copies. The cons: They are not real photos, and they do repeat. The pros: It was done in a couple days, and I can now (slowly) cover the repeats with real photos over the next few years. One more pro: We’re in love with it! The photo wall makes our studio room a happier place to work.

Here’s how we did it:How we made our instax photo wallMy brother helped me design 11×17 inch images with 9 Instax wide sized photos per sheet. We then created 4 different sheets with different photos. You could always do more if you wanted to reduce repeat photos! We measured the wall and ordered about 130 sheets on 80 lb card stock. We found an inexpensive local printer that did them for around $1 per sheet, so the entire wall only cost about $130! We got the sheets printed and trimmed. Next, we adhered them to the wall. We started with just sturdy double sided tape strips. This didn’t work for our wall, so we started using a staple gun. Obviously, someday we will have a lot of staples to pull, but I am ok with that. I plan to keep this wall up for a couple years, so It was worth it to me. If you have satin paint you may not need a staple gun. I made an instagram collage in our last home using only masking tape. It was up for more than 6 months with pretty minimal curling.

So, we adhered and stapled the sheets to the wall. We had to cut some to fill in the leftover space around the edges of the wall at the end. This took an entire afternoon with Katie and Kinsey cutting and stapling. Not bad considering the size of this wall!

Note: We created the wallpaper to match the exact size of Fujifilm INSTAX Wide photos. We chose this instead of polaroid because the film is fairly inexpensive and accessible. It’s our favorite instant camera.Add real photosAdd real photosNow that it is fully installed I will be covering some of the repeat photos with real Instax photos. I love that I can do this over time and that I don’t have to wait until I collect a thousand photos to create the wall! It’s so much less pressure. 🙂

DIY Instax Wall via A Beautiful MessTa-Da! Here’s a photo of the finished product! I am super thrilled with the outcome. It has so much personality.

DIY Instax Wall (A Beautiful Mess)DIY Instax Wallpaper  I hope that this tutorial encourages some of you to try a photo statement wall. I am completely pleased with the quality, the price and the time it took us to install the wallpaper. It was a fun project and something we will enjoy for a long time. Have any of you created a photo wall? Is this something you would try?

XO! Elsie

  • here’s a short cut to all this work. You can create your own collage wallpaper or wall mural at eazywallz.com if you don’t mind paying a little extra. It’s removable and re-usable with custom made to fit your walls.

    https://www.eazywallz.com/pages/create-a-collage-mural

  • This looks amazing, i can’t believe i’v only just discovered your blog. Love Sammie.
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  • I love you blog! When I saw that you love Askinosie’s chocolate I knew I had found a good one. They are not far from me. Thanks for all your hard work and time and sharing such creative ideas!

  • I absolutely love it! I have been collecting pictures & quotes for a while to do a similar thing in my hallway. I have a small house so it needs to be sufficiently out of the way to not overwhelm my small rooms. And I need to marshal the courage to begin! What I love about yours is the uniformity of size – that is something I had not considered doing. The quick fix wallpaper option is clever. Hhmmm – maybe a rethink for me? Secondly, I love love love your blue couch! Another thing I refuse to buy until I find the one I love. Sadly, each time I see the next near perfect piece, someone already owns it. Yours has given me another style to add to my wish list. If the rest of your site is this good, you have a new fan.

  • Elsie I covered a wall in my daughter’s room with scrapbook paper. I was having a tough time getting adhesives to keep the paper on the wall. I ended up using wallpaper paste and I love the way that it turned out!
    Here’s a link:
    http://triciacanonico.com/2012/01/alices-room/

  • Love this, such a good idea to have a whole wallpaper effect! Especially if you have a big white room, then it doesn’t clutter it up!

  • This is such an amazingly creative idea for Instax photos! It’d be so fun showing your living room off to guests!

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  • This would be an amazing addition to my studio wall! Full of exercise inspiration!!!

    ~Meg
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  • Oh wow, this is fabulous idea, and executed perfectly!! I’ll be trying it for my hallway next time I have some time off from work… Thank you so much for the inspiration!!

  • That is freaking amazing!!! I want one like that in my office when we finally have our own home! Such a genius idea!

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  • I can’t remember if I commented on this one or not, but O-M-G do I love this wall! The solution of getting a simpler version up NOW that you can expand on over time is brilliant. And to be honest, I really like the repeats of the photos. What a great statement wall!

  • L O V E I T !!! so full of color and pretty original, I can’t do it on my wall because I live in a rented apartment but I could use a big canvas instead. Thanks!

  • I’m impressed!!!! You are genious! I’m from Italy, a hamlet on the lake. In Italy sometimes people say that British have no imagination, because of the rain, because of the fog … I now have a website to recommend! Congratulations you are wonderful!
    Thank you!

    giovanna

  • ‘squeee!’ Lol, I am completely in love with this idea! I can’t wait to take it and run with it! This gives the term ‘gallery wall’ a whole new dimension that is just awesome.

  • What a fantastic idea. It’s like the classy/well done version of the collages that I made in high school. I think I might be snapping more photos now!

  • This is a very cute idea! 🙂 amazing!
    And what I always wanted to say – i <3 your blog so much! it inspires me everyday 🙂 greetings from bavaria!

  • LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I have all of my instagram and others pics uploaded to my computer but i cant seem to find an online source that will print 4×4…any suggestions?

  • I saw this idea at the Palihouse hotel in LA (see below image), but I like it even more that yours also includes special people in your life. Great job!

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  • best wallpaper ever! love the idea… have to do something similar some day! thanks for sharing!

  • If 18: A Photo Project goes well enough, I would LOVE to do something like this with the results! https://www.facebook.com/18photoproject

  • Hi! Emma e Elsie

    I’m from Brazil.
    Love the blog of you, congratulations!
    Their wall of photos was beautiful, beautiful, loved.

    Kiss and hug
    Ana

  • This is FAB!! i’m in the progress of decorating my salon and have always wanted to cover my partition wall, but never have because though it would coast me alot. So THANKS for the tips!!!
    and your wall looks amazing

  • This looks beautiful! Didn’t even realise they were duplicate photo’s! I have a big wall at home filled whit photographs, but they’re both portrait and landscape and overlapping…This looks so great all uniform and framed in white!
    xoxo Amie @ Spoonful of Vintage

  • Love this. I decopauged a hallway with pictures and love it. I will have to pin a picture of it. I also love your sofa.

  • This project looks intense but totally worth it! Thinking of trying this but with some instagram photos!

  • I had a photo wall in my dorm freshman year of college – in 2001, when I still had boxes of extra print photos! I started out with a small photo collage using that blue sticky gunk, and then just kept going and ended up with a whole wall full of pics! This is like the grown up version – I love it!

  • Haha it was my dream in college to have a wall dedicated to polaroids… I cringe thinking of the probably thousands of dollars I spent buying the film! So this wall art idea is awesome 🙂
    xx

  • I love this idea! What software did you use to create the photo sheets…?

  • Looks awesome!! I’d always wanted to do the same and it finally hit me one that that’s what my shoebox full of postcards had been waiting for! I used painter’s taped & did two walls in the downstairs bathroom. Guests love it.

  • It looks great, I’d love to do this with my photos!

    Gemma
    www.instantlondon.blogspot.co.uk

  • This is awesome! But how come the staples don’t appear to be visible? Thanks!

  • LOVE it! Not really rental friendly but when I have my own place I think this would be great!

  • I absolutely love this. I would definetly give this a try in my spare bedroom, it’s such a great way to showcase great photos!

    Xo
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  • WoW! I am so smitten! L
    LIke seriously
    This is so creative and genius!
    Im gonna try this in the future! 🙂

  • this is amazing! I have a photo collage on my wall too.. but in smaller size 🙂

    nice work 🙂

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  • Christy-
    I don’t think that they do make fuji wide film in black and white (yet). The photos on my wallpaper are not real photos- they are a digital design that we made with old favorite photos!

    XO.

  • I LOVE THIS!!!

    I can see how this could look really cool in a kids room too – so fun!

  • Nicole- your comment DID get published. Sometimes on the weekends we take a little bit longer to publish because we take days off.
    Thanks.

  • That look awesome <33

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  • So colorful. Katie and Kinsey are little workhorses! Why did that comment not make it past moderation?

  • Intax is my favourite too! I can’t seem to take a bad picture with it. What a great idea, looks absolutely amazing.

  • Does fuji make a black and white film?! I’ve looked but could never find any. I noticed some of your photos are b&w, did you just do this in post processing? Thanks!! Love this!

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  • This is so amazing! I just got engaged and we’re not sure where we’ll be living once we get married, but I’m having so much fun getting inspired and collecting ideas for our future home. And this is definitely happening. I’m planning to have Instax cameras and a photobooth at our wedding so we’ll have tons of pictures from that. Omg I just got so excited!

  • i absolutely love this project, i wanna try something alike, though we have no instax here in uruguay i think i’ll find a way to adapt it, photo walls are fun and pretty, and yours is just stunning!!

  • LOVE it! It looks absolutely amazing. If I had a spacious house where I could cover a wall and still not make it look cluttered, I would totally do it. Someday!

    Kate

  • love it!!!

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  • Chris- I would not recommend glue because it would be VERY hard to remove in the future.

  • LOVE THIS!! So so so so nice.
    X

    http://kendra-genevieve-rose.blogspot.com

  • Wow! I love this wall. I should really do it, but I’m doubting if it’s not too busy..

  • Oh my gosh, it looks incredible! Such a statement! I’d love to do this, though I feel impatience would get the better of me and I’d have a strop for a bit haha. Definitely looks worth the time and effort though!

  • This looks incredible. I always thought a full photo wall would be too busy, but it really isn’t!

    xx Kait

    ChickadeeSays

  • This is really impresssive! I also could imagine doing a wall like this using black and white photos. Thank you so much for sharing!

  • I just discovered your blog. This project looks great! Would any glue work, or is that a bad idea?

  • Hey Elsie,

    it looks amazing – i’ve been thinking about making a photo-wall in my apartment for a long time and yours is just simply beautiful and inspiring:]
    i like this good vibe around your blog, too:]

    xx,

    R

  • The wall looks amazing. I would love something like this somewhere in my home. Maybe one day 🙂

  • Oh. My. Goodness.
    This is beyond amazing!! Must be so fun to just look at! And would be awesome for when people come over to look at too!!

    I just got an instax mini for Christmas! I have been hanging up the photos on string with little pegs which works for my room! But one day, I may have to do this!! :O

    Ngaio May xx

  • Absolutely beautiful!! It looks awesome! I think my family would love something like this!

  • That looks super amazing – a completely personalised wall and for only such a small price!
    xo Emily @ http://www.hungrydelights.com

  • not that there is a need to pick favorites, but this is one of my favorite things you have ever shared! such an incredible and creative idea, i am completely in love.

    xo

    b

  • This is so fun looking! Cute! 🙂

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  • I too have the instax 210 camera and I was instantly inspires by this. I had some pictures just lying around so I decided to downsize this and use my pictures to cover an area on my wall between windows. I used double stick tape to secure them. I still need a lot more pictures but it’s coming along! Looks great!

  • Oh my gosh, this is sooooo awesome! I love this, I am totally going to do this on one of my walls in my new place! I’m also going to feature this on my Links to Love post for today, cause I just love this so much! So creative! 🙂

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  • This is such a great way to display memories! xo

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  • Love the design. I actually prefer with repeats. Just as an FYI– custom wallpaper is not that much more expensive and a lot more durable. I can so easily see a curious child tearing down some of the lower sheets.

  • This would be a great idea for a headboard, especially in a teen’s room!

  • Oh my god this is so fantastic. I am sure to repeat in on my bedroom wall next weekend.Lovely idea thanks!!

  • This is insanely cool! I’ve been waiting for you to put this post up ever since you instagrammed some of it. I wish I could do something like this!

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  • This is such an amazing idea and it just looks so cool 🙂

    Helen

    www.fragile-bird.blogspot.co.uk

    x

  • This is amazing! It looks so good! 🙂

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  • This is such a wonderful and creative idea, in many years to come it will be a timeline of your life!

  • This is fabulous ! And the idea that you can cover any photo by a real one is great !

  • This is awasome.. Elsie, I can’t imagine how lovely and comfortable your home with all of beautiful thing like this wall, thank for share with us..

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  • barbara- The one we have is very similar to a polaroid in the way the photos develop. It is instant, no going to a pro photo development lab.

  • This is amazing! I definitely want to try this at some point! I think i might be less adventurous and try a slightly smaller wall though! 🙂 x

  • I love this! This would be such a fun idea in a baby’s room with pictures of them as they age. Very fun!

  • So great! I noticed the wall when you talked about your coffee cart and pinned it right away! Thanks for telling us how you did it!

  • Love it! Everyone likes looking at pics. What a great way to personalize and start conversations. My friend did this on a bathroom wall. Awesome!!!

  • Dear Elsie,

    It looks brilliant, I had such an idea with a bookcase with glass walls. I had the same problem of how to glue/tape/fix this to the wall. I found a gluespray of 3M you can spray it to the paper and you can perfect glue it to the wall, but the most brilliant about it is that you can remove it later without any gluerests. Like a memo. Maybe this spray can work for you as well.
    Kind regards from the Netherlands, Nicolle

  • I love this look! Question, where did you staple the photos? Did you use white staples, because I can’t even see them in the photos….which is awesome.

  • Lovely! 🙂

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    xo,
    pili.

  • Wow! Back when I lived at home and was in high school, my walls were covered in pictures that I randomly taped on my walls. Your version looks a little better 🙂 Or maybe A LOT BETTER. Looks awesome!

  • so very personal! It’s not a personal photo wall, but my sister covered one of her walls in magazine pages. It looks AWESOME. I actually just posted about it here – http://shaktidove.blogspot.com/2013/01/shes-so-cool-tiny-tour.html

  • This would be my downfall. I would get so distracted all the time and end up staring at my wall. But it is a really lovely and clever idea!

    Esther x
    www.esther-aw.tumblr.com

  • Well this is just the best photo wall I have ever seen! I love how the colours you’ve chosen compliment each other and don’t make the wall too dark. So inspiring! xx

    http://pointlessprettythings.blogspot.com

  • This is truly beautiful and inspiring!! I love photos, too often are they hidden away in a drawer and not looked at. It’s lovely that you can just gaze at them whenever it takes your fancy! Or that they might catch your eye when otherwise they wouldn’t have 🙂 x

  • i was just trying to figure out how we could do something like this in our preschool classroom. we’ve set up a “photo booth” area in our room with a back drop and a camera on a tripod for the kids to take pictures of one another. we’re hoping to put together a wall of 100 pictures for the 100th day of school coming up soon. we just need a really amazing title…

    This is the perfect inspiration, and it’s certain to be something that lives in our room for a long time. thank you!

  • Hi Elsie !
    What an amazing wallpaper !
    I love it…

    Just a little question : I’m looking for an instant camera ’cause I’ve an old polaroid that no longer works.

    But I wonder (and forgive the dumb question…) : the photographic Instax’films must be developed by a pro lab ? It’s not really an instant like a polaroid, isn’t it ?

    Thanks for your answer,

    xoxo

    b.

  • Oh my, this is fantastic! Might seem like way too much but it looks amazing 🙂 I bet you’ll have quite a few visitors spending a lot of time just looking at these photos.

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  • This looks absolutely amazing! I had a photo wall when I lived on campus at Uni, it took so long to get all of the pictures on the wall and just as long to take them all down again! I love the idea of printing them on to tiles instead – such a good idea. Can’t wait to try it in my new home!

  • That is truly awesome, I have done something similar with the small glass photo frames, so make it look pixilated, I love that you can change the images to keep it up to date.

  • In the back of my mind I always dreamed of doing something like this so thank you for making this tutorial.

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  • I’ve had the idea for a wall covered with sunsets for years now. This would be a great way to do it.

  • This is a great idea. I was thinking of instagram but the constant shape of the instax works really well in this form. It has inspired me to start using it more often. My wish is to be able to afford more Impossible film for my old 600

    Take care
    Nic xo

  • Love-love-love it! I think it is must for my future home one. My current home doesn’t really have that extra wall space. xx

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  • I think it looks absolutely amazing and so fun, would love to have something similar in our home! 🙂

  • That is really great and I like pics. That looks so creative. Have a nice day.

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  • love your idea! PERFECT! Gonna try it when I get my apartment this Fall 🙂

  • wow, this looks amazing!
    i’d love to try this. maybe in a smaller space, though (;
    awesome diy, thanks for sharing!
    xo, cheyenne

  • This looks absolutely fantastic!!! Think we might have to do something like this at our place too. Thanks for the info on how you did it 😉

  • let’s start taking pictures!!! Thanks MASTER 🙂
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  • This is amazing Elsie! So creative and clever (: (:

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  • Looks a huge project ! Great idea to collect photos year after year…and make them visible. Too many times they just stay on hard drive…

  • I love this and love how personal it makes the room

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    x

  • Love it…. fantastic idea. Wonder if Hubbie will let me do one like this in “our” sewing/computer room ?
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  • Oooh, thank you!! When yoi posted this I was just thinkin’: “Oh what a wonderfull wall, how could she make it????”
    Thank you so much! <3 <3 <3

  • After your last post I was sooo waiting for this!

    Thanks 🙂

    xoxo, From a photographer who has too many photos to display.

  • This was such a great idea! Once I tried to do a photo wall with all of these old vintage photos I found of my family, but I used ribbon and they didn’t stay up very well. Maybe I’ll try a staple gun! The wall, like everything you and your team does, looks beautiful! have a good night!

  • Hi friends!
    If you want the template that my brother made for this, you can e-mail me (elsie AT redvelvetart DOT com) I am more than happy to share it! ( you will need photoshop to use it! )

    If you don’t have/use photoshop you can absolutely do this with real copies at your local print shop! Just get a camera and take a few rolls of film.

    I am so happy that you like the DIY! Please send me pics if you guys do it in your spaces.

    XO! Elsie

  • AMAZING WORK!!! Funny despite tons of lil’ photos, it is surprisingly easy on the eyes! The amazing couch and espresso cart don’t hurt either 🙂 always inspiring! xo

  • this is so awesome! im currently packing and moving to another home. this is the greatest idea for one of my walls in my new room! so creative! thanks so much!!

  • what a great way to spice up a wall!

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  • This is such a cool idea! I would love to be able to do this! Now I just need to find a house. 😛

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

  • I honestly like the fact that the photos repeat. It becomes a nice pattern.

  • I was thinking of doing a photo-collage heart above my desk. This technique has inspired me to do it in a more cost-efficient fashion. Seriously, you guys are BRILLIANT. [As is that camera. I haven’t seen a ‘wide’ version before, so I’ve put this on my wish list 😉 ]

  • Wow!! Its so cool…just amazing…I dont know how to express it…the best diy ever 🙂

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  • wOw, this is so inspiring!! I really like to use Fotoclips (from Photojojo) to create large collages that have covered a large part of a wall, maybe I’m just not thinking big enough… 🙂

  • Cool! I want to make one of these one day when I get my own place.

  • ahhh this is something i would love to do!… a wall full of memories x
    definetly a blog to follow, you have fab ideas x
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  • I recently did a photo wall–but the opposite of yours–an enormous enlargement of 1 picture of my kids. I love how it turned out: http://shannonberrey.com/_blog/Shannon_Berrey_Design_Blog/post/big,_better,_best_murals_your_way_how_to_/

    And I also love how yours turned out! Great job!
    Shannon
    Shannon Berrey Design

  • I kind of love this idea! I may have to do this somewhere in my place. Maybe my craft studio!

  • I love this. I want to try it as well. Thank you for sharing.
    Courtney from Hidden Baby

  • I am so in love with this wall. I’d love to do this one day!

  • This is def. one of the coolest projects I’ve seen in a long time. Love it! Xo Inna

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  • I saw this in the background of another picture you posted and am so glad you posted a how to!! I just kept thinking–It will take me forever to take that many pictures and go broke at the same time:) Thank you!!

  • I love this so much! Would you ever blog about scanning instax/polaroids? I love the white border and the drop shadows. Mine never turn out like that when I scan. Also I LOVE the photo of the blurry city lights! Would love to know how you get good blur with the instax.

  • Um yeahhhh that’s so freaking awesome!!! I’m totally going to do this somewhere down the road. Thx Elsie for the inspiration!! 🙂

    xo,
    Annie
    http://alongtheway-annie.blogspot.com

  • OMG. I love that! bookmarking this for my future studio!

    Haley
    http://haleyhere.blogspot.com

  • Oh, this is brilliant! I love that you can gradualy add new/”real” photos to it too. This is a great idea. No wonder it makes you happy!

  • This is a fantastic project, a bit intense but fantastic!

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  • that is pretty amazing…

    amanda
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  • I love this! I’m definitely going to try this!

    -Andrew Evan

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  • Can’t argue with those results! This is awesome!

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  • Now THIS is a brilliant idea! I tried to make a photo wall using Instax and sticky tak and they all eventually fell off or shifted. You so smaaaart. 😉

    ♥ Talia Christine
    http://taliachristine.blogspot.com

  • Were all the photos already instax sized with the borders or did you add the borders in photo shop?

  • I absolutely love this idea. Great & fun way to display your photos!

    Melissa
    http://shakeshakee.blogspot.com

  • This is so amazing! I used to cover my walls with pictures I’d taken when I was younger, just bluetacking them to the walls but this is so much better, partly I think because of the white border it keeps it looking bright and light, a really fun wall
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  • Holy cow, this is amazing. I’m speechless! I need to get me one of those cameras!

    Sabrina
    http://bbutterflybrain.blogspot.com/

  • That’s literally the coolest thing I’ve seen.. ever. It’s awesome!
    Liz
    http://liz-makes.blogspot.com/

  • GEN-IUS!! Now, I definitely want a photo statement wall!
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  • Holy shiz, this it the most tip top thing I think I have ever seen!

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  • Really good way to get around it without printing so many real pictures! Always loved polaroid walls, this is something to imolement at home 🙂

  • Looks lovely girls! I’m sure the repeats aren’t a problem, the overall effect is great. And as you say, you can replace pictures in your own time. Good job!

    Hannah x

    http://haveagohannah.blogspot.co.uk

  • This is gorgeous! I’ve been ogling this on Instagram for days now. Haha. I actually like the way the pattern gently repeats, I find it makes my eyes move on down the wall. We are (potentially) moving soon, but once I hear one way or the other, I think I need to find an unsuspecting wall I can do this on. I might try to come up with some grey/brown/blue schemed photos that would fit into our bedroom colors really well.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  • SOOO brilliant!! I have been seeing your peaks of this wall and was so amazed you had that many pictures…now that I know there are some duplicates I feel like this is something I could recreate too! Love love love it. <3

  • I have been wanting to do this for years in our home..thank you for the tut..always beautifuly done..thank you lovelies..

  • i think it’s a fun idea for a studio where creativity is happening, but it would probably be a bit overwhelming in a different part of the house. it looks very vibrant and it gives off a feeling of high energy…kinda like the color orange or red. and the turquoise sofa compliments it quite well. neat idea. :0
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  • WOW! This is so gorgeous! I could so do this is my study or one wall of my bedroom. Love it.

    http://charliececile.blogspot.com

  • Elsie, this is amazing! Just wanted to let you know that your blog has inspired me to start my own blog and do more DIY projects! Thanks for everything! LOVE the wall! 🙂

    Lena

    http://sincerelylena.wordpress.com/

  • Sarah- um…. NO. An entire dachshund wall would be amazeeee!

    Happy weekend!

  • That’s a great idea! As I take plenty of photos, I’ll do a similar project in the future. I like it because it’s personal.

    Cheers!

    http://esikfloresik.blogspot.com

  • It’s so lovely. I’ve always wanted to do. But I want to wait a few more time, because I want to have some special photos to do that 🙂

    Thanks a lot for the tutorial!

    Kisses

  • This makes me want to buy an Instax even more than I already do. Would an entire wall of photographs of my Dachshund be ridiculous?!

  • Sierra- Hi! My brother is a graphic designer and he helps us (freelance) with projects from time to time. We only have 3 siblings, so just us and our brother!
    Have a great weekend!! 🙂

  • This is amazing! Id LOVE to do something like this in our bedroom. Another fab idea Elsie! 🙂

    Lulu xx

    http://luluslittlewonderland.blogspot.com

  • What does your brother do? And how many siblings do you ladies have?

    oh and great idea!

  • I love this. A very cool way to personalize your studio space. I’m working on creating a statement wall in my studio as well. I just freed up some wall space and I’m itching to do something to it.

  • I love this! Such a great idea. i have part of my wall covered in a wallpaper that shows the outline of photo frames; I used the wallpaper to stick real pictures on in the frames: it looks really playful and fun. But I love your wall too! Maybe something for a next project 😉

  • This is just amazing! You guys have best ideas. I will try something like this but a little bit smaller.

    Have a lovely weekend!
    Ana

  • I think it looks great! And a great idea to get the wall done but then be able to add to it as you go! Love it!

  • WOW. How do you think all this stuff up? I’ve had walls just dedicated to photos but never considered this. I really like it so it might have to have a space in our new apartment!

  • I love it!!! I always wanted a wall covered in photos. Thanks for the idea!

  • WOW! That is an impressive wall.
    I had done something similar with all of my photos from middle and high school in my bedroom at my parent’s house. We had the ugliest wallpaper in the room I shared with my little sister. The best idea was to just cover it up. All my friends were jealous because their parents would never let them do something like that.

    Thanks for the reminiscing!

  • We have a partial instax wall in our house. I love it. The wide is my favorite as well. Wish they had more accessories for it! Also, I recently covered my flash with some white and yellow checkered washi tape which has made it possible for me to take photos inside without a super harsh flash. Now I am going through film twice as fast…

  • I died when I saw it on instagram 🙂 What a great idea. A friend of mine did this in highschool but with normal prints. It was always so fun!

  • Love this idea! Actually noticed it in the espresso cart redo. Hope I can get the hubby on board so I can do this in my own house!

  • That looks awesome! I wonder if you could set something up with a large sheet of images as an engineer print and then tack some color photos over it. The B&W vs. color as well as the image quality difference might be really cool.

  • I could stare at a wall like that for hours. I don’t think I would ever do it in my home, but I love it in other places.

  • I love this idea!!! It´s the perfect wall for a cozy space. You are genious! Congrats 😉 Love Nina 🙂

  • This is amazing! It looks gorgeous. Great job! I would definitely want to try this out in the future.

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