Make Your Own Instagram Journal

Instagram journal DIYLooking for useful ways to display your iPhone photos? I used some of my favorite Instagram photos to recover a simple journal. I'm so excited to carry this book around all month and to jot down ideas and inspiration. You want to make one too? Here's how…

Instagram journal how-to1-2. Measure the front of the journal you will be using then add 1/2 an inch to the length and width. Create a document that size in Photoshop and copy/paste instagram photos in different sizes all over the document. Print your image. Repeat one more time for your back cover. 3. Use scrapbooking adhesive all the way around the front cover of your journal. Be sure to get very close to the edge for the best result. 4-5. Adhere your photo to the cover, press down on all edges. Open the cover and use the inside cover as a guide to cut away the excess so that the photo matches the shape of your cover exactly. Repeat with back cover. 6. Use decorative tape to create a binding all the way down the spine with 2 inch pieces of tape. 7. Before you adhere your stickers to the cover, cut them out so you can experiment with placement. 8. Adhere stickers to the front cover and enjoy your new personal journal! 

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  • I made this together with another simple journal! Love it!

  • Hi to all, how is the whole thing, I think every one is getting more from this web page.

  • This is a phenom idea! I nominate you for the Sunshine Award, check it out at my blog:

  • I do this all the time with magazine clippings but this is a cool idea! What kind of paper did you print on? Is it photo paper?

  • I love the idea, you always bring everything back to basic


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  • Look so cute and awesome! I want it!


  • Found you on Pinterest – This is adorable! Would love for you to share it at the Pomp Party!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

  • Oh my goood sooo cute ;D

    This makes me want to do my own photography ideas notebook 😀

    Great tutorial 😀

  • i’m definitely gonna do this!! thanks Elsie for this wonderful idea 🙂

  • love it. i wonder what kind of printer you have. those pix look amazing…

  • Love this. Very personalize yet very beautiful. You are indeed very artistic!

  • Siempre me han gustado ese tipo de bloc de notas, pero ahora, con esa forma de personalizarlo es que me encantan…

  • that’s suck a great Idea!! I can’t wait to try this!

  • I don’t use instagram but I can do other collage in PS as well 🙂

  • Would mod podge be okay to use? And where did you get the adhere stickers? Cute idea 🙂

  • Emily, this tape is from Michael’s. It’s part of the Smash Book collection (scrapbooking section). XO!

  • Love this idea! I recently printed off a bunch of instagram photos for my walls and I have some left over–this could be the perfect way to use them!

  • Now that I have instagram for my android phone. I can’t wait to do this project. I have tons of idea book and this would be a nice addition.


  • Love love it so much!
    I am in a project, instant photos with my phone, catch beautiful moments during the day
    This will be a great idea to use them ; )

  • such an awesome idea!! :] I think I’ll try it out when I have more instagram photos!

  • I do something like this with my students’ writing notebooks. We take an extra step and “laminate” the entire notebook. If I catch a sale on clear contact paper we’ll use that, but usually we just end up using packing tape.

  • A lovely idea,, would make cute gifts also.


  • Amazing! So simple & so cute! You’re full of inspirations Elsie 🙂

    What a shame that I can’t download Instagram on my phone 🙁

  • What a great idea! I’ve only just got an iPhone but am already loving Instagram… would be great to use them in another creative way.

  • I used to do something similar for my planner! I’d buy the cheapest, (and most of the time ugliest) planner I could find, and make a cover for it in photoshop with photos or an artwork I liked. It’s a great way to get something original and save some money!

  • Instagram is the best! I’m so happy that it’s finally available on Android…I can’t stop playing with it.

  • Dear Elsie, as always a beautiful idea and so easy 🙂 Thank you!

  • I’m going to have sooo many scrapbooks, inspiration-books and journals lying around because of your cute DIYs 😉

  • Such a wonderful idea! I LOVE all the ideas you have for showing off your photos….too often I never print mine! These types of projects are a continual inspiration for me….so thanks <3

  • That’s such a lovely idea! I always have some notebooks or journals with me, but they are mostly quite boring from the outside. That’s perfect for prettying them up! Thanks for all your great DIYs and inspiration! I love reading your blog!

  • Instagram is definitely my favorite app. xo, rv

  • That’s awesome! I’ve started photographing everything that inspires me, and making a little book out of it would be great!

  • this looks like soooo much fun to do. must try! thanx for sharing!

  • This is such a cute way to display instagram pictures. I love this!

  • I saw this on you rinstagram and I couldn’t wait till you posted it! LOVE it! 🙂

  • cool! this looks really great 🙂


  • I don’t have an iphone, but I love the look of this journal! I’ve really been enjoying all of your journaling/scrapbooking posts lately.

  • Wow how creative! I’m totally obsessed with all things instagram so I’m gonna think about getting off my lazy bum and trying this!


  • that’s suck a great Idea!! I can’t wait to try this!


  • This is awesome! I was doing a similar thing with magazine photos. But it would be so much better to use my own. Lovely Idea.

  • This is really interesting. 🙂 Hmmm, I definitely gonna try this. 😀

  • Oh my gosh – love this idea!!


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