Thursday, March 1, 2012

Setup Your Own Photo Booth with Props

March is National Craft Month and what better way to kick off this celebration than with D.I.Y. projects!

Photo booths are popular must haves for parties and events because they are a great way to engage people and capture candid moments.


Our Die Cut Center just received new Mustache and Lip Dies, which are both necessary props for your photo booth. Remember, when you purchase paper from our store, you can use our Die Cut Center FREE of charge.

Supplies for all projects listed here can be found at our Bonney Lake store.

Mustache Dies

Die cuts shown smaller than actual size.

Supplies

  • Mustache Die
  • Black Card Stock
  • 1/8" x 12" or 3/16" x 12" Wooden Dowels
  • 527 Multi-Purpose Glue

  1. Die cut the mustache onto black card stock.
  2. Glue 527 Multi-Purpose Glue to adhere the dowel to the mustache. We chose to glue the dowel to the center of the mustache, but you can also glue the dowel to the left or right of the mustache.


Creativity Tip! Add glitter to your mustache die cut or use colored card stock.


Lips Dies

Die cuts shown smaller than actual size.


Supplies

  • Lips Die
  • Red Card Stock
  • 1/8" x 12" or 3/16" x 12" Wooden Dowels
  • 527 Multi-Purpose Glue

  1. Die cut the lips onto red card stock.
  2. Glue 527 Multi-Purpose Glue to adhere the dowel to the lips. We chose to glue the dowel to the center of the lips, but you can also glue the dowel to the left or right of the lips.
 

Creativity Tip! Add glitter to your lips die cut or use different colors of card stock.


Speech Bubbles

Speech bubbles are a fun way to express thoughts for photos. 


Supplies

  • Wooden Speech Bubbles
  • 1/4" x 12 inch. Dowels
  • DecoArt Americana Chalkboard Paint
  • 527 Multi-Purpose Glue
  • Paintbrush

  1. Using the paintbrush, apply the chalkboard paint to the front and sides of the speech bubble. We recommend applying two coats. 
  2. Let dry for 1 hour in between coats and then let it cure for 24 hours. Lightly rub chalk over the surface to condition.
  3. For these speech bubbles, you have to use a dowel that is at least use 1/4" thickness due to their weight, so you can use a thicker dowel.
  4. Once dry, glue the dowel to the back of the speech bubble.


Crafting Tip! For best results, apply a multi-purpose sealer to the wood before applying the chalkboard paint.

Accessories


Add a table next to the photo booth with items, such as:

  • Feather Boas
  • Crowns and Tiaras
  • Hats
  • Glasses and Sunglasses
  • Masks
  • Wands
  • Wings
  • Gloves

Backdrop

We created a backdrop using our popular Ruffle Fabric, which you can order here, by using clothespins to pin the fabric to twine, and hung it on the wall.


You can create a backdrop for your photo booth using:

  • Streamers
  • Garland
  • Paper
  • Fabric

Be sure your backdrop is at least 4' x 4' to allow two people within the frame. You may want to measure the area by setting up your camera to see the coverage of the backdrop.

Now, all you have to do is secure your camera to a tripod and set the timer to allow people to take their own photos. That way, no one has to be the designated booth attendant to take the photos.

Then, let the fun begin!

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