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