One of the things I did was print out a bunch of them & pin them to some bulletin boards in our kitchen. Dropping the Instagram photos onto some blank 4x6" canvases in Photoshop, getting them printed at Costco, and then chopping off the blank whitespace gave me perfect little 4x4" square pictures.
My InstaGram bulletin boards
I have my InstaGram hooked up to my Flickr account & usually simultaneously upload them to Flickr whenever I take an IG picture, but as another measure of security I found an even better way to automatically save & get the Instagram pictures backed-up right to a dedicated folder I can access from anywhere - in my Dropbox account.
How to automatically backup your Instagram photos in 4 easy steps:
1. Have a Dropbox account (sign up for one here if you don't have one - it's a free cloud-based storage service)
2. Have a If This Then That (IFTTT) account (also free to sign up)
3. Create yourself a task, based off this recipe, in your IFTTT account to automatically add your new Instagram photos to your specified Dropbox folder any time you upload a new one.
Create a if this > then that recipe to trigger Instagram > Dropbox
4. That's it! They'll appear like magic in your Dropbox folder (which you can access from any computer as well as your iPhone or iPad).
Presto! Pictures automatically uploaded!
I am loving this simple & easy solution - love that it works in the background for me & does it without me even having to think about it. Then I know exactly where my IG pictures are saved if I want to grab one to print or link to on my blog.
I'm also loving If This Then That - there's tons of "recipes" you can use to create automated tasks so that you have the Internet working for you in the background - I use it for things like sending me a text message if it's going to snow soon, automatically save a picture I'm tagged in on Facebook to my Flickr account, adding my Yelp check-in history to my Google calender, etc. Super easy to use, looks nice & does what it's supposed to - I'm a fan!
Let me know if you try this backup solution & if it works great for you too!