DIY Photo Booth: Stuff & Stuff

So over the last few days I’ve knocked out the props and backdrop for the wedding photo booth.  Nothing too special here, just ideas borrowed from several people.  I loved the oversized paper flower backdrops I’ve seen.  I did ours with a twist. We are both sociology professors, so instead of all white craft paper, I used introductory sociology text books.  The flowers are glued onto a 4′ by 8′ foam insulation board.  The flowers–well I just made them up as I went along.  The pinwheels are the fastest to make, definitely.  You can click here for more instructions on making large paper flowers. This project took about 4 hours to complete.  I am still debating on whether or not we need two panels (?).

large paper flower backdrop

 

For the props, the Dollar Store is my best friend.  Oversized glasses, hats, etc.  I also made the speech bubbles and other facial accessories.  These are all made with foam sheets, construction paper, craft sticks, and tons of hot glue.  I just did these free hand, but there are many templates out there (like here, for example).

 

 

photo booth props diy.

 

I love the projects that are kid like.  These were both a blast and easy to do.

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