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In today’s post I will be using the HP Sprocket! This is the new Sprocket Plus and the pictures are a little bigger than the original 2×3 pictures. The HP ZINK paper is 2.3×3.4 and they have an adhesive backing which makes it super snazzy! Did I mention this device does not use any ink! That is a win for anyone, right! My favorite thing about the Sprocket is how tiny it is. This makes it easy to throw in a bag and pull out when you want to share a moment with someone. It’s really cool to print a picture and give it to someone in a few seconds.
Let’s get started!
- HP Sprocket Plus Photo Printer
- HP Sprocket Plus Sticky-backed Photo Paper
- Empty Frame
- Staple Gun
- Crafting Wire or Chicken Wire
- Glue Gun
- Wire Cutters
- Vase or Canister
- Small Trinkets and Moss
First thing you will do is place the empty frame faced down onto a flat surface and lay the wire flat on the back of the frame. On one end the wire will be hanging off but don’t worry about that right now. Once your wire is flat on the back of the frame grab your staple gun and staple the wire to the frame on one side.
Continue stapling the wire to the back of the frame.
When you are on your last side to staple, make sure to pull it tightly with one hand to make sure it’s super tight! I probably added way too many staples but I wanted to make sure my wire was super secure.
Once all the wire is stapled you will have some hanging off of the frame, now is when you grab your handy dandy wire cutters and cut off the remaining wire. Make sure to wear hand protectors if you are not familiar with using wire cutters or dealing with wire.
Once all the wire is cut, your frame should not have any wire hanging off of the edges at all!
Flip this baby over (right side up) and you will get this finished product.
Place the vase you intend on using on the front side of the wire. I want to clarify one thing when attaching a “vase” to this wire. Try to find something that is light and possibly has handles so you have more to wrap your wire around so it stays in place and doesn’t fall.
Once I place my vase on the front of frame and see exactly where I need to secure it I remove it start by tying a knot around one of the handles. Pull some of your wire or wax twine and cut an extra-long piece allowing you to wrap multiple times around the vase and frame.
I added some red and white twine around the top of the canister to add some color.
You can add any of your trinkets or moss to the bottom corners to add some pizazz.
I especially love the moss on the bottom of the frame!
This is what it can look like once you have attached the vase and trinkets.
Now it’s time to turn your Sprocket on. Make sure you have the Sprocket app downloaded on your phone. Once you turn on the Sprocket it will sync up to your phone. When this happens you will hit allow on your phone.
Choose a picture from your album that you want to print. I googled “Plain Chalkboard Background” and saved it to my camera roll. You will see different options on your app at this point and you will click “camera roll”.
Once you click on the picture it will pop up on your Sprocket App.
On the top right corner you will see EDIT, click this button. This will give you access to icons that are already living in the Sprocket App. You can add pictures to your chalkboard background and words! The art I used for this project were ones on the Sprocket App.
There will be a little green button at the bottom light up after you add all your words and images to the picture. Once you click on the green button it will send a signal to the Sprocket allowing it to deliver a magical picture within seconds.
Now it’s time to peel off the back of the picture and place it on our vase. (Keep in mind you can pull it off after the holidays and put up new pictures whenever you want)
Did I mention the Sprocket Plus makes a GREAT gift!