Workshop Wednesday: How to Make your own Photo Booth props with Maclean Smyth

By Liz Young

 

Having a party? Wedding reception with a photobooth? Even if you just want to add a little extra fun to a boring day, these little props by Maclean Smyth are perfect for the occasion! The great thing about this fun DIY is that you can make them in about an hour, and can create them with different themes according to your party.

Maclean Smyth, founder of Houston Makerspace, Dear Cormorant, and Black Mountain Crafts

Maclean Smyth, founder of Houston Makerspace, Dear Cormorant, and Black Mountain Crafts

 

Maclean Smyth is the founder of Houston Makerspace and Dear Cormorant. Check out her blog and other DIYs at: http://dearcormorant.com! Here's a little something she had to say about it all:  

I promote the DIY craft and homesteading lifestyle and aim to pay my knowledge forward to others. I try to make something every day, even if it’s just a sandwich.
— http://dearcormorant.com/about/

Things you'll need:

Printables from websites such as: http://blackbowdiaries.blogspot.com/2012/11/photobooth-props-diy-free-printable.html and http://www.confettidaydreams.com/oh-hello/

Bamboo skewers

Exacto Knife

PVA liquid glue, available at most craft stores

Cardstock

Foam Board (optional for extra durability)

Step One: Choose your printables online.

Step Two: Print them on cardstock.

Step Three: (Optional) If you want your props to last for many events, glue your pieces onto foam board to give them extra strength

Step Four: Cut your props out using Exacto knife

Step Five: Glue them onto your bamboo skewers

Step Six: Have a blast taking photos with your new handlebar mustache or funny quotes!

 

Photos by Maclean Smyth

Copyright Houston Makerspace, LLC 2013.  Background images by Marisa Brodie and Alex Barber.