Hello again! In case you’ve missed my previous posts over here at Domestically Speaking, I’m Kristie from The House on Stanford. I’m SO happy to be back! I love sharing my creations with you. In my free time, in addition to blogging, I volunteer at my Daughter’s school (she’s in kindergarten). I love being able to help where I can, and I especially love when I get to combine volunteering and blogging. It’s win win! This past week we had a “Sweetheart Dance” at the school. It was a night for the entire family to dance and have a great time together. One of the main attractions was a photo booth made by yours truly. Because the PTSO was purchasing all of the items for the photo booth, I needed to keep costs low, but I wanted to still have all the bells and whistles.
What you’ll need:
Curtain rod/tension rod
I started by seeing what we could get donated. A fellow PTSO Mom had some black curtains that fit the bill. Once I knew what color the main background would be, I made a plan. I decided to make strands of hearts to hang vertically on the curtains. Because this was for the school, I had access to the schools workroom/copy room, so I used the di-cuts to cut out a TON of hearts.
I had some pink ribbon sitting in a drawer that I pulled out for my heart strands. I used sewing pins to hold the ribbon in place so we weren’t married to pink ribbons stuck to the curtains.
Using hot glue, I added hearts to all the ribbons.
Originally I was thinking of using a tension rod to hold the curtains for the backdrop, but we needed to place our photo booth on this brick wall. I found an old curtain rod and hung it with the ever popular Command hook.
Because this thing was going to be potentially trampled on my Elementary students all night, I used 4 hooks along the length of the rod for extra strength.
At this point all we needed were some good props. At 50% off I just couldn’t pass these up at Hobby Lobby.
In addition to the props from Hobby Lobby I brought an old frame that I painted pink for families to hold, and a bench from my yard. Because I figured not every picture would be a closeup, I added an old black sheet, found at goodwill, to the floor so the color would be cohesive with the backdrop.
That was it, and I must say, it was a HUGE hit! The kids thought it was awesome…and I did too I guess.
*FYI: I had to force Anna to take a picture with me at the dance. What a stinker!