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DIY Photo Booth learn how to make one for any party

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

curtains

paper

ribbon

pins

props

DIY Photo Booth learn how to make one for any party

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.

DIY Photo Booth learn how to make one for any party

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.

DIY Photo Booth learn how to make one for any party

Using hot glue, I added hearts to all the ribbons.

DIY Photo Booth learn how to make one for any party

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.

DIY Photo Booth learn how to make one for any party

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.

DIY Photo Booth learn how to make one for any party DIY Photo Booth learn how to make one for any party

At this point all we needed were some good props. At 50% off I just couldn’t pass these up at Hobby Lobby.

DIY Photo Booth learn how to make one for any party

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.

DIY Photo Booth learn how to make one for any party

DIY Photo Booth learn how to make one for any party

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!

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5 Comments

  1. Very cute! This backdrop really added some personality to your photo booth. I’ll have to try this, thanks!

  2. Wow, this is so crafty and creative! I absolutely love the idea of a cute back drop for photobooth style pictures and the props are absolutely perfect! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful creation!

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