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How to make hexagon frames for Instagram pics

Looking for an excuse to put your Instagram shots on display?

Here’s how to make hexagon frames for your Instagram pics, so you can showcase your masterpieces.

I’ve been meaning to back up my Instagram shots for a while now…

…this little project has helped me make a copy of our memories and got me reminiscing along the way.

I adore how you can make so many cool shapes with these.

Here’s a quick squiz…


Firstly…I backed up my Instagram shots using Instaport  you sign up and then they zip all your shots together in one file for you to download. Awesome!

You can Google for other ways to back up your Instagram shots, but this was the easiest for me.

Here’s how to make them…

DIY Hexagon Frames for Instagram Shots

You will need:

4 x A4 100gsm paper

2 x A4 foam core sheets ( available at Officeworks)


12 Instagram or digital shots

Tomfo Free Hexagon Frame Template (click to download)

Stanley knife

Steel ruler

Spray adhesive


How to…


1. Chose 12 Instagram/shots you adore…

2. Print your shots to 50mm x 50mm square size (you should fit 6 on an A4 page easily), then trim to size.

3. Print your hexagon frames (2 x copies to make 12 frames)

4. Then attach the square shots with adhesive spray to the frames using the white squares as a guide.

5. Attach the finished frames and shots to the foam core with adhesive spray. Carefully smoothing with a soft, dry cloth once placed on the board.

6. Then, carefully using a steel ruler and scalpel cut the hexagon shapes out of the foam core.

7. Place in formations you like and adhere with double sided tape or the like.


Enjoy your own masterpieces…





OMG, I love it, you can make so many different shapes…

And the foam core makes it feel 3D.


I adore the green flowers with the frames…


Reminds me, I’ve been asking politey to get this peg board put up for ages…

Perhaps this will be their home…


I’m hoping to make some hanging vases to compliment this, so I’ll keep you updated…






Head over and say g’day on Instagram, I’d love to see you and check out your feed.

I hang on Pinterest mostly… I love that place… drop by and say hello I’m always looking for new boards to follow.


Fancy making some geometric frames for your Instagram shots?

I love to see yours if you do…


Have an awesome weekend,


Live with Love,



PS: Did you know I also design a collection called Yamba Scandi, Scandinavian inspired art prints for your home, shop the Yamba Scandi Collection here.yamba-scandi-collection-tomfo




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22 responses to “How to make hexagon frames for Instagram pics”

  1. Oh these are super cute! I love a project that’s for sure. Although I seem to want to do them all at once. Lol
    I was checking out the peg board today at bunnings. Was going to make some stuff with it. It’s so popular ATM… What’s with that?
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    • Sarah says:

      Yes me too Kim…I love the peg board, so many ideas just need to decide which one to do. We are clearing space in the garage this weekend to make a studio space so it may feature in there.

  2. Sandra Kelly says:

    I love your imagination to come up with these creative ideas! And you are making a studio space? Sounds inspiring. Hope to see pics? 🙂 x
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  3. Sarah says:

    Thanks Sandra, you are too kind… yes I got the big guy on a good day, I keep expanding from the office into the dinning room for the light to take my shots, so we decided to make a space in the garage, will definitely take some photos and post here.

  4. What a gorgeous idea. I am not on Instagram but it is so true there are many photos we put online without printing and enjoying them for ourselves. Those little hexagons look fab. recently posted…Ireland August 2014My Profile

    • Sarah says:

      Yes agree… you could also use digital photos for this project too, it is lovely to look back at the memories you’ve made.

  5. Another gorgeous idea. These are so fun. I need to try this x

  6. Ohhhhhh I love I love I love I love! I am totally making these with the kids these holidays. What an absolutely gorgeous idea hun xx
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  7. Amelia says:

    Oh wow! This looks so good! It seems super easy too – I just bought heaps of foam core last week that I don’t really have anything to use for. I’d love to try something like this
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    • Sarah says:

      Thanks for stopping by…I’d love to see them if you do…I’m really happy with these and the little guy thinks he has made the big time being on the wall again. x

  8. Love these! I really must display some of my Instagram pics around the house – I never seem to get to it!
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  9. This is awesome! I am so going to make this!
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  10. This is amazing! You are a clever chicky.
    The teacher in me also loves this project because it all tessellates! Although I don’t know if I’d be brave enough to let the kids near a stanley knife…. perhaps I could do that bit for them!!
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    • Sarah says:

      Yep I definitely think you need to use the stanley knife, but the kids could help paste and choose. Thanks for dropping by, I think you’re pretty clever too!

  11. Sophia says:

    So unique and gorgeous!! Love it.

  12. Eliza says:

    What a cute little project!

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