1.24.2013

DIY Photo Booth Props



As mentioned in my previous post, my oldest daughter will soon be turning twelve.  It should come as no surprise then, that I will soon be hosting a birthday party.

Inspired by one of my favorite bloggers (Amy at While Wearing Heels), we have decided to do a DIY photo booth for the occasion. 

The first step in the process (for me) has been to make the photo booth props.  This was a great excuse to bust out my new Silhouette.


I bought a few 99 cent templates from the Silhouette site and loaded them onto my computer.  


Then I let the machine do its thing...




I was pretty psyched to find some wooden dowels in the garage.  I think at one point I aspired to make a starburst mirror.  (It never got past the "aspiration" stage ;)


A little hot glue and these bad boys were good to go...



I'm a huge fan of the monocle.

(Huge!)

Especially when it's paired with a stylish top hat like the one pictured below.


The props in this next picture are fit for a king.  (All that's missing is "a bowl and his fiddlers three.")


And this is just me being silly and hopping on the mustache bandwagon.   I'm not sure if I get the fascination with this particular facial accessory but who am I to judge?


Stay tuned for more party details in the coming weeks!



Update:  Come and see the DIY photo booth that I made to go with the props.  Click here.


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31 comments:

  1. They turned out fantastic, Elena! I'm buying my self a Silhouette for my bday next week. I'm going to be coming to you for some tips. You always have such cute ideas on how to use it. :)

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  2. SO cute! Our friends made some super cute Christmas props like these - love them!

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  3. Oh my goodness...you are so sweet. I love your photo props. I think you should have modeled a few of them for us :). Before I even read that the monocle was your favorite, I declared it my favorite as well. Great minds, my friend, great minds :)

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  4. love these and the pictures are so wonderful.

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  5. So cute! I just posted something last week about a baby shower I went to that did a photo booth thing! It sounds like it's going to be quite the party!

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  6. these are hilarious! such fun! just popping in from the weekend wonders link party!

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  7. This is such a cute idea...I must share it with my nieces who are constantly taking silly pics. They love the mustache!

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  8. These are amazingly cool! I bet they'll be a big hit at the party. New GFC follower too. Hope you can follow as well.


    Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Weekend Wonders. Hope to see you again soon. Have a lovely day!

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  9. I want to make some for my sister's wedding but I don't have a silhouette. Any interest in selling these to me after you're done with them for the party? (journeykit (at) aol (dot) com)

    Super cute!

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  10. These are so cute! I love that machine too:)

    Hopping by and following your lovely blog's FB, G+ and Pinterest. I blog @ Lipoid Pneumonia, Breast Cancer & Petroleum Jelly

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    1. Thanks! I'm off to check out your blog now. :)

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  11. I need an excuse to have a party just so I can have a photobooth! I've been dying to make these... I also need a Silhouette. :)

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    1. Lol! I definitely recommend the Silhouette!

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  12. Hi Elena,
    Oh, these are so cute! The kids will love 'em! Thanks for sharing on the Pinterest Mommy Boards http://pinterest.com/cookthetv/mommy-blog-diy-exchange/
    :) Di {CookTheTV}
    PS I have also been inspired by Amy's photo challenge, have taken a few silly photos, thinking of posting on facebook:)

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  13. So fun! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday through Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  14. I absolutely love this! I wish I would have seen this for my wedding! We had a photo booth just when they were becoming popular but props weren't in yet… Sad.. I would love if you would share this over at my blog hop! http://www.ablossominglife.com/2013/01/frugal-crafty-home-8.html

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  15. Following from the frugal crafty blog hop. I love this idea. My son is turning 16 this year and his crazy friends would git a kick out of this. So many good ideas today and I'm going to check out the While in Heels blog you mentioned. cheermamadrama.blogspot.com

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  16. Thanks for discussing about Photos Booth. I appreciate your work and this blog post. Great work, keep this carry on. I would like to visit again and like to read some more interesting information.

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  17. Totally jealous of your Silhouette machine! I think I totally need to invest in one.

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    1. Danielle, you're in San Diego, right? You can use mine ;)

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  18. Theese are perfect for one of my bffs birthday, shes obsessed with mustaches

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  19. Eeeep! I've done these before but yours are too too cute! Thanks so much for linkin up and sharing!

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  20. This is inspiring me to have a photo booth at our next party! I liked it so much I featured this post in our weekly Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!

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    1. Thank you so much for the feature! I saw it in my stats before I even read this message :)

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  21. LOVE IT!!!!!!!! I want a Silhouette!!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality! Can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening!

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  22. That's awesome. These will help our booth out tremendously.

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