Casestagram, Prinstagram, and Other Instagram Tweaks

[Trendzilla] Turn your photos into tangible things. Like post cards! And pillows!

Admit it: You're addicted to Instagram, too. It's impossible to not be when you can snap a photo of your bacon sandwich or your freshly painted toenails or a random dude on a unicycle and have it magically look like art. But get this: Those square-shaped memories don't have to disappear into the Internet wasteland. For the tactile creatures among us, here are six ways to transform your favorite Instagram pics into sweet keepsakes. Snap away!


BOOK IT
The photo album is far from being a dusty relic on your parents' bookshelf. Blurb makes it super-easy to select photos from your Instagram account and arrange them into clean page layouts. The result: a coffee-table book your friends will actually want to flip through. At www.blurb.com/apps/instagram. Starting at $10.95.


SNAIL MAIL
Perfect for vacations, Postagram is a free iPhone and Android app that turns your Instagram photos into actual post cards that can be sent to anyone in the world. You'll never have to step foot into a cheesy souvenir shop again. At www.postagramapp.com. 99¢.


STUFFED
When you love a photo so much you can just hug it, Stitchtagram makes hand-sewn throw pillows featuring your Instagram shots. At www.stitchtagram.com. $64.


REFRIGERATOR ART
StickyGram puts your Instagram photos onto adorable little magnets. Instant art! At www.stickygram.com. $14.99 for a pack of nine.


CASE IN POINT
Protect your memories and your devices. With Casetagram, you can choose how your pics are arranged, and the company prints them onto a case for your iPhone or iPad. At www.casetagram.com. $34.95.


PLAIN OL' PRINTS
Because sometimes, there's nothing better than keeping it old-school, Print-stagram turns your Instagram favorites into tangible prints. Choose from square or Polaroid-style. At printstagr.am. $12 for 48 photos.


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This column appeared in print as "Turn Your Instagrams Alive."

 
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DocPop
DocPop

Hey OC, thanks for the Postagram love! We are super proud of the product and have been adding more and more tweaks to keep it easy to share mobile photos as real cards. Lots of great apps selected.

Adrian Salamunovic
Adrian Salamunovic

Hey! Don't forget my company CanvasPop (www.canvaspop.com) the first company to offer enlarged Instagram pictures. I've also used Blurb and they are awesome.

 
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