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.
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…
- themed clipart printouts (I just searched online for graphics)
- spray adhesive
- spray sealer, preferably in matte
- wood skewers
- hot glue gun and sticks
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.
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.
Once completely dry, cut the shapes out.
While the hot glue gun heats up, prep your skewers. You want to cut out the sharp end to prevent injuries/eye pokes.
Glue the sticks to the back of the props. Some might be centered…
Some might be off to the side, especially in wearable pieces.
If needed, you can use toothpicks for reinforcement in the back.
Once completely dry, use your dog as a model for your new photo booth props! He’s such a good sport!
Or, you could just send them to your sister to use in her party.
Either way, it’s a great way to add some extra spunk to your party.
Have fun this weekend!