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Make a “Stained Glass” Window Cover Using Instagram Photos

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Here’s another creative way to put those thousands of archived Instagram shots to some practical use, courtesy of the folks over at Photojojo. A fun DIY project, this step-by-step will show you how to turn the window of your choice into a stained glass-inspired photography display.


Materials wise, all you’ll need is a collection of Instagram shots printed on transparency sheets, scissors, super glue, scotch tape, and some small removable plastic hooks for hanging purposes. Alternatively, you can also use 35mm slides placed inside archival sleeves if Instagram isn’t your thing.


Once you’ve got your materials together, it’s time create (in Photoshop) and print out as many transparency sheets as you’ll need to cover your window. Each photo should measure 2×2 inches, and you should be able to fit 4 across and 5 down on every sheet.

Once printed, make sure the margins measure a half-inch all the way around, carefully glue the sheets together, and then hang them using the transparent hooks.


And that’s it, the final product should look something like the photo at the top. The analog version has you doing much the same thing minus the Photoshop: you just place the slides inside the archival sheets, cut the margins to match, and glue those together before hanging.

Head over to Photojojo for detailed, step-by-step instructions for both the Instagram and analog options.

DIY: Make a Stained Glass Window out of Instagrams [Photojojo]

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