DIY Photo booth

Photo booths at weddings can be a lot of fun for you and your guests.  Many have created DIY photo booths and back drops to help cut costs.  If you are on a tight budget, and would like to try  provide this entertainment for your guests, here are some links to tutorials to Do-It-Yourself.

~ Happy Planning ~

DIY Backdrop

DIY Backdrop by Angel Burgher

~ Angel Burgher ~  created a GREAT blog with instructions and  blueprints on how to make your own backdrop!  PVC materials comes to under $20!

DIY - Sheet Backdrop

DIY – Muslim Sheet Backdrop

photos by Megan Christine Studio

photos by Megan Christine Studio – Everett, Washington

~ On a Super Tight budget and a little Crafty? ~
Get a giant piece of muslim or a clearance bed sheet and paint your design.  Cut a hole and hang with a rope (or from PVC pipes)

Jen H created some cute backdrops on sheets.  View some  photo examples from her wedding.

DIY - Photo booth Pictures

DIY – Photo booth Pictures – by Aireen

~ Looking for instructions for the camera/printer set up? ~
Check out this blog entry by Aireen on the supplies and program needed to print out the pictures!

1525690_10100372469011401_774954143_n

Modified Gazebo by Ashlee C

~ Have an old Gazebo? ~
Cut it down to make it shorter and cut the bars on top to drape the tulle/fabric from.  A suggestion from Ashlee, put a solid color behind the tulle to prevent the light from shinning through.

28181_649828871724924_515003348_n

Sequin curtain created by Valene V

~ Have time on your hands and LOTS of patience? ~
Instructions from Valene: I got round sequins at hobby lobby in 2 different sizes. I also bought little round jewelry rings to hook the sequins together.   It is very time consuming depending on how long you want each garland and how many strands you need.  I bought the foam boards at michaels and bought black wrapping paper and covered the foam boards.  It was nailed up on the wall.*  {Party was at her home}  I think I spent around $60 for everything. The one thing that did get pricey was the jewelry hooks. I tried to buy them when they were 50% off  at hobby lobby.  *perhaps the wall mounting squares would work

or try this DIY Wax Paper Dot Garland
http://greenweddingshoes.com/diy-waxed-paper-dot-garland/

~ Ideas for back drops ~
Nature and Hanging Frames, Muslim, Cloth, Wood & Wall paper, Foam Board and Wrapping paper, Bed sheet, Bed Sheet  painted, Sequins, Streamers, Tinsel Garland, Balloons,  Paper Poms, Paper Chain  links, Paper pinwheels, Shower Curtain, Plastic tablecloths, Quilt, Wood Circles, more and more!

Credit: marvelousmommy.com

Credit: marvelousmommy.com

~ Want to print out some props? ~

60092_10100510238924508_2137490047_a

Credit: ohhappyday.com

Materials Checklist

  • prop printouts
  • spray adhesive
  • heavy cardstock (100 lb. or more)
  • scissors
  • glue and/or tape
  • popsicle sticks, straws, or dowels
Optional:
  • foam core (to create sturdier props)
  • X-ACTO (or other utility) knife
  • cutting mat
  • embellishments
    (feathers, rhinestones, etc.)Click images to get to sites to download the pdf

    props magnetstreet

    DIY Props – Credit: Magnetstreet.com

props - 12 pages

Credit: kensiekate.com – 12 pages of props

Credit: botanicalpaperworks.com

Credit: botanicalpaperworks.com

photo-booth-props

Credit: ohhappyday.com

photobooth2_button-1

Credit: ohhappyday.com

Credit: ohhappyday.com

Credit: ohhappyday.com

~ CHEESE ~

Posted on January 10, 2014, in DIY Projects and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on DIY Photo booth.

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: