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Tuesday, September 10

Make Your Own Photo Booth Props {Printable Included!}

This past week, I was given the job of "organizing a photo booth" for a friend's birthday party. I immediately agreed to the job because 1.) I love helping 2.) I love taking photos and 3.) I love photo booths!



But there was one drawback. I have never set up a photo booth nor did I have any fun props. Yes, I have a toddler with dress up clothes but most of his costumes involve super heroes and monsters. For an all-girl party, I don't know if anyone feels like being an evil, sharp-toothed monster. I mean, Little Man already makes me feel like that when I tell him "No, you don't stick things into the spinning blades of the fan." It seems like that should go without saying but he looks at me like I just took away all the happiness in his world.

With a few weeks to prepare, this meant I needed to do a little research on Pinterest. Bummer... ;-) I came across one really helpful blog in particular, Oh Happy Day. She has lots of posts related to setting up photo booth backdrops along with free printables for your photo booth props! I also stumbled across her post with Christmas photo booth props! In case you're wondering, yes, I'm already planning for a Christmas party to happen just so a photo booth and those props can be included.

The birthday girl with her BFF.
They were naturals in front of the camera :-)

As far as the printable props were concerned, I decided to stick with the basics...funny glasses, a mustache, some lips. There were plenty of options out there on the web. However, for some of the props, I wanted them to be a different color or I wanted to cut them out of some cute, patterned scrapbook paper of mine.

Thus, I drew up this this little template complete with photo booth prop patterns.



To make these photo props yourself, simply click here to download the prop template, print it out, cut out the props and then trace them onto whatever color/patterned paper that you want! It would be best to use card stock quality paper. For an even sturdier prop that doesn't flop over, trace the pattern onto some foam or cardboard, cut it out and glue it to the colored/patterned piece.



As I have time, I plan to add to my photo booth prop collection (because I always want to be prepared for some more photo booth fun), so stay on the lookout for more free prop printables!



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Who else out there loves to be silly in front of a camera?? I love it so much, it's almost hard for me to just give a regular smile!


20 comments:

  1. This is perfect as my sister is getting married soon and she wants to do a photo booth! I love crafting and this is much more purse friendly. I will be suggesting this to her. Thanks for sharing it!

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    1. These props are so much fun! It brought out the goofy in even the shyest of people. It already sounds like your sister's wedding is going to be fun :-)

      Thanks for your comment!

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  2. These are so cute! I need to do this for our next party. Thanks for sharing, and thanks again for linking up! :)

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    1. Thanks Emily :-) Like I said, already planning for a Christmas party. I'm in love with photo booths now. I laughed and laughed while I was going through the pictures.

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  3. These photo props are so cute! I think my daughter and her friends would have a blast using them!

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    1. Oh, definitely! Thanks for dropping by and commenting, Jessica :-)

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  4. Great job! Thanks for linking up to The DIY'ers!

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    1. Thanks Kayla! And thanks for hosting :-)

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  5. Photobooths are so much fun, thanks for the printables! Thanks for sharing on the Pinworthy Project Party!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting :-)

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  6. This looks like so much fun! Thanks for sharing at the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop. Have a wonderful day!

    Katie

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  7. Thanks for sharing at the party @DearCreatives you are being featured tomorrow on the site. Drop by for your featured button & feel free to join in again this week! Theresa

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    1. That's great news, thanks Theresa! Looking forward to partying some more!

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  8. i did this at my brother in law's engagement party and it was a huge success. thanks for the printable. (i cheated and got my props at Michael's and then glued them onto a stick)

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    1. I'm pretty sure a photo booth will be included in most, if not all, of my parties from now on. And I might borrow your idea of just gluing a stick on some props. Cutting can be such a hassle sometimes :-)

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  9. Hi! I am wondering if your template is still available! I tried the link, but it is disabled. If you can get back to me, that would be great. :)

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    1. Hi Jenni! So sorry for my delayed response. I've been on a blogging break. I checked the link and it still works for me. However, I'll try to relink the printable in case others are having the same problem you're having. Thanks for letting me know!

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