DIY Photobooth Props

Chelsea’s entry is a PSA for brides who want to make their own props for their photobooths – she shares her own drawings that you can download and use as templates. La la loving the candy stripe detail!

 diy photobooth props

What you’ll need:
– Red and black felt
– Home printer with ink and paper
– White paint
– Red electrical tape
– BBQ skewers
– 3/4 inch natural wooden beads
– White spackle
– Dark, heavy cardstock
– Straight pins
– Glue gun
– Scissors
– Wire cutters or garden clippers

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Instructions:
Step 1: Use the template of various shapes, print it out, and cut out each shape. Do this once on white printer paper and once on the dark cardstock.

Step 2: Pin the white paper cutouts to a double layer of felt, and cut around them, using them as a guide. (At the end of this process, you should have TWO of each felt shape.)

Step 3: Clip off the pointy end of the BBQ skewers, then paint each skewer white. While waiting for these to dry, paint the wooden beads white as well.

Step 4: After the skewers dry, cut strips of electrical tape (approx. 1/4 inch wide), and wind the strips around the skewers.

Step 5: Secure one end of the skewers into the wooden beads with a small drop of hot glue.

Step 6: Fill the open hole on the other side of the wooden bead with white spackle. If the whites don’t match well enough, paint over the spackle with your white paint.

Step 6: Hot glue your cardstock shapes to their corresponding felt shape (this is to give the felt a litle stiffness). Lay this piece down, cardstock side up. Hot glue the top end of your skewer to the cardstock, and then hot glue the extra corresponding felt shape on top, to sandwich the skewer in between.

Step 7: Make sure your props are satisfactory by testing them out in the mirror — preferably with a buddy!

25 Comments
  1. These photobooth props are super cool! This wedding is gonna be so much fun. I wanna carry them in my bag and use them around the city.

  2. These are fantastic! You are going to have the coolest wedding. It’s what the day should be all about…joy, laughter, and love!

  3. I love the sunglasses! I would put them on and feel like Nora Desmond, lol!! Great idea for the counterbalance at the base of the stick, too, they’ll be easy to handle.

  4. LOVE THIS!! Totally stinkin’ adorable and although I don’t have any weddings coming up, I really want to make these with the kiddos for the next birthday party! Super fun.

  5. So fun! I absolutely love the photobooth idea- and these props are both whimsical and absolutely adorable. I wish I was getting married soon- I’d totally snag this idea for myself 🙂

  6. I have never, ever, ever seen anything like these — they’re absolutely brilliant! This is almost like a Steampunk version of Apple’s PhotoBooth — only WAY classier! I’m getting the giggles just looking at them 🙂

  7. I made these tonight with my mom for my wedding in a couple weeks! They turned out so cute and were fun to make! Thanks!

  8. I procrastinated to do our carnival photo booth, found your site…you are a lifesaver. These are awesome and able to do in no-time. Your detailed instructions are user friendly even for the non-crafter. Thank you, thank you!!!!!!

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