The Life of Jennifer Dawn: DIY Photo Booth Props

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

DIY Photo Booth Props

A brand new year is just around the corner! Capture those last moments of the current year in a fun way with these DIY Photo Booth Props.

This is a great craft for you and the kids to do together. They'll love tracing and cutting out the pieces. You'll love how quick and easy these photo booth props are to put together!

It's a simple craft that can provide hours of entertainment during your New Year's festivities! Even the adults will love posing with them for a few photos. They are just too cute to resist! What's even cuter are the pictures you'll get when the kids start trying them out and the camera starts clicking!

I used glittery paper to make them more glitzy and festive for New Year's Eve. Any paper you have in your craft stash will do. Ready to grab that paper and make your own? Here's how...
DIY Photo Booth Props

  • printable template shown below
  • card stock
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • paper straws
  • stapler

  1. Save and print the printable guide. Cut out the template pieces.
  2. Use the template pieces to trace the photo props onto card stock. Tip: Tracing on the back of the cardstock will keep pencil marks off the front of your props and make it easier to see the lines. Once the pieces are traced onto cardstock, cut them out.
  3. Staple each prop to a paper straw. Pinching the top of the straw will make it easier to attach.
  4. Have fun trying out your props! Don't forget to smile!

For the backdrop, I used a piece of wood paneling. Fabric or just a wall in your home are great options too! Need more photo booth inspiration? My friend Liz from Smart Girls DIY is sharing some fantastic ideas on her blog. Be sure to pay her a visit! In the meantime, here are my kids having some fun with our own DIY photo props...


For this post, I've teamed up with several of my favorite bloggers to bring you 9 Awesome Things to Do on New Year's Eve. For more great ideas and activities, be sure to check out the posts linked below!
9 things to do on New Year's Eve 1
 Laura Jo @ Wildwood Vale | Traditions
Pam @ Our Little Tinies | Pet Resolutions
Kim @ Hunt and Host | Gold Dipped Party Glasses
Rachel @ Architecture of a Mom | 18 Appetizers
Liz @ Smart Girl DIY | Photo Booths
Katie @ Twin Stripe | Cocktail Pom Sparkler
Sharon @ Pretty Practical Home | Be Fashionable
Jennifer @ The Life of Jennifer Dawn Shelton | Photo Booth Props (You're here!)
Sandy @ Pink Tool Girl | New Year's Resolutions

Happy New Year!
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  1. I am printing these out now. My kids are going to love them Too cute and your models deserve some cookies!

    1. Oh, good! I'm so glad you're going to try this idea out. I want to see some pictures. Thank you! Trust little models will be getting lots of treats over the next few days.

  2. Absolutely adorable, Jennifer!!! :)

  3. So cute! The props are adorable, and so are the kids. :) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    1. Thank you so much! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year too!

  4. So cute! And I'm jealous that your little ones will pose for you!!!

    1. Thank you! Oh, they love to have their photo taken. We all went running to the computer after we were done to see the photos. They wanted to go back and do more. The hard part is getting all three to smile at once.

  5. adorable!!!hanks for the printable!!! I am so doing this!

  6. This is a wonderful idea for New Years Eve and other holidays. I love your cute photos and easy-to-follow instructions. Thanks!

  7. Such a cute and easy ideas! I love it! Simple glamours all at the same time! Thanks for sharing :)


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