5 Creative Instagram Reels Ideas

Need some inspiration for your next Instagram Reel? Take a look at these creative ideas for reels that will make sure your content stands out!

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  1. Reel idea #1: Share a day in your life vlog
  2. Reel idea #2: Share a quick tutorial
  3. Reel idea #3: Create an inspirational reel quote
  4. Reel idea #4: Create a photo dump reel
  5. Reel idea #5: Start a dance challenge

Instagram Reels are one of the most entertaining posts on social media. Wondering what Instagram Reels to create for your followers? From dancing to tutorials, there are many creative ideas that you could try to make sure your content stands out from the rest. 

Check out these 5 creative Instagram Reel ideas for some inspiration!

Reel idea #1: Share a day in your life vlog

Show off your daily routine with a detailed Reel featuring everything you do in a typical day! You can include your favourite breakfast recipe, a tour of your workspace and a list of products you use daily. It doesn't have to be detailed, or perfect - just be your authentic self! This will give your followers a quick glance into your life and your daily routine. 

Day in my life reel idea

Example here: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CoK0Vn1jig6/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

Tip: Narrate or add visual text to make the Reel video feel more like storytelling. 

Reel idea #2: Share a quick tutorial

Want to share something helpful for your followers? Teach your audience one of your expert skills and discuss tips or tricks to help them learn. A reel tutorial is a great way to attract more viewers to your page tease an upcoming course launch, and showcase why you’re an expert in your field!

Hair styling tutorial reel idea

Example here: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CmePpOGBA0z/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Tip: Keep your reels short and don't share more than 3 tips in a single post. 

Reel idea #3: Create an inspirational reel quote

If you like to share motivational quotes, you should know that you can get more views if you turn them into inspirational quote reels. Choose quotes that resonate with your followers and your brand messaging. You can turn quotes into a reel by putting together a text overlay on a background video of you working. Add in music and captions to give it some additional flair!

Inspirational quote reel idea

Example here: https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cno7o54yg5y/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Tip: Record yourself writing, sitting at your desk or talking to an audience and use that footage as a background for reel quotes.

Reel idea #4: Create a photo dump reel

There's no easier reel to create than a themed photo album! Choose 10-15 images and time them at 1-2 sec each so they create an animated effect that people just can't stop watching. This idea works for a holiday or event photo dump, a collection of cute pet photos, food photos or a list of your favourite products. 

December photo dump - Reel idea

Example here: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CmGoqUzJ32e/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Tip: Choose an animated sound like clock ticking or bells ringing to create a cool atmosphere.

Reel idea #5: Start a dance challenge

Add some fun to your feed with a dance challenge! Choose 5 easy moves for your followers to join you in doing. Give them a few examples and ask them to remix your video and join in the challenge. Make sure to add a trendy song to your Reel so that it gets shown to more people's feeds!

Even if you don’t consider yourself a dancer, it can be great fun trying something new - plus it will give people an insight into your personality.

Related articles:

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  3. Instagram Reels Sizes & Dimensions - Explained
  4. Instagram Reels Tools [The Top 5 Tools]
  5. How to make a Reel on Instagram

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