Photo Booth Props

Hooray it’s Friday! Apart from being the start of the weekend, I’m super excited cause I’m heading to Des Moines to hang out with a group of friends, basically Ryan’s high school buddies and their wives. We’re getting together in honor of Aaron Wernimont, one of the guys that passed too early. It’s unfortunate circumstances, but it’s always nice to get together to celebrate his life and how he has brought everybody closer together after his passing. He was a really good friend of Ryan as you can see by the picture below, one of my favorites.

Ryan Aaron

Talking about get togethers, my lil sister had a birthday party last weekend. She turned 26! Of course I wanted to be involved, so I got my hot glue gun out and with some of her guidance, I got to work. The theme was Mexican Fiesta and the craft was photo booth props. In retrospect, I wish I had made these with a margarita on hand…

Mexican Party Props

Materials:

  • themed clipart printouts (I just searched online for graphics)
  • cardstock
  • spray adhesive
  • spray sealer, preferably in matte
  • wood skewers
  • hot glue gun and sticks
  • scissors

Mexican Party Props chancho

First off, print out images in your theme. Play with size, sometimes bigger lips or glasses look better in pictures. Spray them with a couple of coats of sealer so the ink doesn’t run if they get wet. If you want to get fancy, you could also laminate them, but it’ll cost a little more.

Mexican Party Props printouts

With some spray adhesive, adhere them to heavy cardstock. Alternately, if your printer has the capacity, you could print them out straight unto the heavy cardstock and save this step.

Mexican Party Props glue

Once completely dry, cut the shapes out.

Mexican Party Props cutouts

While the hot glue gun heats up, prep your skewers. You want to cut out the sharp end to prevent injuries/eye pokes.

Mexican Party Props cut extra

Glue the sticks to the back of the props. Some might be centered…

Mexican Party Props glue to back

Some might be off to the side, especially in wearable pieces.

Mexican Party Props position sticks

If needed, you can use toothpicks for reinforcement in the back.

Mexican Party Props reinforcement

Once completely dry, use your dog as a model for your new photo booth props! He’s such a good sport!

Mexican Party Props Boone the model

Or, you could just send them to your sister to use in her party.

Mexican Party Props make your own

Either way, it’s a great way to add some extra spunk to your party.

Mexican Party Props how to

Have fun this weekend!

2 Comments:

  1. Found you via Craftaholics. Super cute idea! I may have to try this with my twins. 🙂

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