Margaret and I swapped Instagram photos a couple of months ago. She sent me a packet of prints of various sizes and the ones that really grabbed me were the teeny, tiny prints — the size was unexpected and so cute! I think mini iPhone prints make endearing gifts for pals in your iPhone photo stream — it’s something for them to have and hold. Your friends can put them on their cork boards or tape them to their monitors with washi tape.
When it came time to photograph the Miniature Gift Box DIY for N.E.E.T., I was pleased that Margaret’s prints fit perfectly in the tiny boxes. I had tried candy and miniature origami stars, but the mini iPhone prints looked the best. So I printed a bunch of my own on 8.5×11" photo paper laid out in a 4×5 grid. I know these are no-brainer instructions, but here they are, just for thoroughness. :)
Resize your prints to 1.75" in your photo-editing program
Create a new 8.5×11" document
Arrange your prints in a 4×5 grid
Okay, here’s the hard part: Cut with really sharp scissors (don’t use a paper cutter unless it’s REALLY sharp and accurate).
If you print your photos yourself, like I did, they may not look as polished as professionally-printed photos, but they’re still really cute and totally endearing. If you want a more spectacular look, you can have them printed at Target as Margaret did. Either way, they’re really great to receive in the mail. Kawaiii!
miniature gift box template c/o jetpens