If you follow me on Pinterest, Instagram or Facebook you will know that I have been busily posting, pinning and planning for my friend's wedding. Sadly it has been and gone now, it was such a lovely day but it just sux that it is over.
I decided that I would craft up a photo booth for her and as it was super easy I think you should do it too. All you need is
- A little table with a 'photo booth sign on it
- A blank wall or pretty backdrop in a spot with good light
- Some props
- A camera
- A tripod
The last two are optional, people can use their own cameras or phones, you could provide a camera but no tripod or use an ipad... It really is not important. So long as you create a space with good light with some silly insparationyou will get lovely shots.
Simple is often the best so I limited the props, this way I figure the pictures will look more uniform.
If you're enjoyng this post you may enjoy my favourite people to follow in Instagram, or my post on photographic vignettes; it explains what they are, why they are so popular on instagram and how to create and share them. But back to the photoboth....
Firstly I made moustaches, lips, a pipe and hat. I used...
- An old cerial box (for cardboard)
- A tube of black paint and a paintbrush (but you can use permanent marker)
- Craft glue
- A pen
- BBQ Skewers
- Dismantle your box and lay it flat.
- Draw whatever shapes you want on it. it's ok if you stuff up and need to correct it as the lines you draw will be painted over. If you aren't confident at drawing find some pictures or free printables online. You can print them out and glue them to the cardboard or just lay them ontop and trace around the outside leaving an indent in the card that is easy to cut out.
- Paint the shapes whatever colour you want, be creative. I did the black shapes with acrylic paint and the lips with glittery red nailpolish.
- When the shapes are dry, turn them over and put a blob of craft glue on the back and sit the BBQ skewer in the glue to dry. I like to leave them overnight. If the cardboard has a glossy side just rough it up with a bit of sandpaper or nail file before you put the glue on to make sure it sticks well.
- After they have dried I put another coat of paint on the back, again, if it is glossy and hard to paint just use a permanent marker to colour it in.
Then I made a thought bubble and speech bubble. The templates are below.
- Print templates.
- Stick them to cardboard and a BBQ skewer.
- Cover them in clear contact.
- Cut them out.
- Provide a whiteboard marker so people can write their own messages on them.
I then made the photo booth sign, printed it out and popped it in a picture frame.
To give the pictures a bit more depth I added a few vintage frames without glass in them and a vintage facinator. Who needs to hire a photo booth?
Click on the pictures to get the full sized printables. And when you have your great pictures here are Five Great iPhone Editing Apps to make them more beautiful and five more great photo editing apps, that include fancy boarders and cool pictures and phrases so you can really create something awasome. Happy making.
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