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During our time in Koh Samui, a Japanese couple asked us to take a photo of them. I expected it to be a normal camera but much to my surprise, they used a compact Polaroid. As a thank you, they took a picture of me and my husband and left us with a little memento. This one made business card-sized photos and given its small size and instant nature, the exposure reminded me of an Instagram filter.

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[Image via Bungalow5]

Seeing the Polaroid shot and remembering this collage that I have been coveting, inspired an idea…wouldn’t it be great to take many pictures with an instant camera and create your very own physical Instagram collage? How cute would that be?!

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The original inspiration shows how to create a collage in a single frame, but here’s a different twist for creating your own photo collage using “old-fashion” physical Polaroids and some hanging wires and clips. By using clips, you give your pictures a third dimension and an art installation feel. If this seems like too much work or you just really in love the pictures you have already taken with Instagram, here’s a site that lets you print out 50-400 of your Instagram photos on a large poster for a really reasonable price. Just print and frame, it doesn’t get easier than that!

PS: Come follow my Instagram adventures here!

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