You all know I’m always taking photos, and that I use instagram to share my shots (mostly taken on my phone but not always) with anyone who cares to view them (you can find me on instagram here if you’ve not already). Recently I was invited to try out the service offered by Instantgram, who turn your Instagram images into lovely little magnets.
These 5cm x 5cm square magnets cost $17 for nine (making a square of squares, of course) and are delivered free anywhere in the world. To get your magnets you simply allow Instantgram access to your instagram account and select which nine shots you want to turn into magnets (or you can have nine of the same image if you like).
The teeny little box arrived just a couple of days later, and the nine magnets inside are super cute. They are thinner than I was expecting – very flexible – but the print quality is great and the colours have come out as I would have anticipated.
They stick perfectly well to the usual suspects – fridge doors, radiators, metal cupboards, you know the sort of thing. I’ve used mine to hold paper in place, but I wouldn’t think they’ll hold anything much heavier than a single sheet. I’ve got mine sat in a square on the cupboard by my desk at work, I think they look fab and brighten the area up nicely.
I think these are a great idea and I’m really impressed with how easy they were to order and how quickly they arrived. They would make a great little gift for yourself (we never get photo prints anymore do we?), and would be a lovely way to share your photos with family and friends. Just remember they are only 5cm so they are small – but that means one would easily slip inside a birthday or Christmas card.