Crafty with Canon: Instagram Christmas Tree

When you live in a small apartment, getting clever with decorating is an absolute must. San Franciscans and New Yorkers: I know you get me on this one. However, with the right approach, it’s totally possible to spice up your place and still have room to sleep. The holidays are no exception!

This year, instead of adopting a mini Christmas tree, I decided to make a space-saving version by dressing up my walls. With the help of the Canon PIXMA MG7720 wireless printer, I took memories from the past year and created a fabric tree collage. It’ll last forever, takes up virtually no space, and is ridiculously easy to make. The PIXMA MG7720 is also the first printer to allow quality printing directly from Instagram, making this a sweet and simple project. Here’s how I made it!

Crafty with Canon: Instagram Christmas Tree

Supplies:

Crafty with Canon: Instagram Christmas Tree

1. Print 20 photos directly from your Instagram feed onto iron-on transfer paper. You can do this using the Canon PIXMA MG7720 printer, Wi-Fi, and the Canon PRINT app. How rad is that?

2. Trim down each images with the paper cutter.

Crafty with Canon: Instagram Christmas Tree

3. Place each image on the white canvas, paper side up. With the iron set to “Cotton”, apply heat with firm and even pressure. Consult the directions on the transfer’s packaging for specific instructions.

Crafty with Canon: Instagram Christmas Tree

4. Once cool, slowly peel away the paper backing.

Crafty with Canon: Instagram Christmas Tree

5. Cut each fabric square, leaving a thin white border.

Crafty with Canon: Instagram Christmas Tree

6. Arrange on your wall or poster board in rows of 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. Top it off with an embellishment of your choice. I used a metallic lace bow from a past project. Love love love.

FTC Disclaimer: The Canon PIXMA MG77 Wireless Printer was provided by Canon for consideration. All thoughts and opinions are my own; I only collaborate with and feature companies that I truly support. Thank you, Canon!