Tuesday, January 15, 2013

handmade photo booth

A while back I was asked to create a photo backdrop for the iLoveToCreate booth at the Craft and Hobby Association show (which took place this last weekend). After lots of brainstorming I decided on a fun and simple handmade photo back drop full of layers of garland. Handmade photo booths and backdrops are all the rage, especially for weddings and events but you can use them for all kinds of photo opportunities. Creating a fun backdrop is SUPER easy and a great way to capture whimsical and fun photos!

I used a large piece of pink canvas and started by painting and stamping garland onto the surface. I also used pieces of fabric and and glued them to the surface. Once the surface of the canvas was filled with garland I got to work creating real garland. All of the "real" garland got draped over the top of the painted canvas. The result is layers and layers of festive garland.


I even added a little striped awning to the top!

You can't have a photo booth without some fun props! With a little creativity, some felt and cardboard you can come up with all kinds of props to use in photos!

Then you are ready to take photos! 






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25 comments:

livethegoldenrule said...

Good job!! I love how you used different materials. Makes it look so happy and alive! Lucy is too cute in the top hat ;D)

Preeti said...

Fantastic idea!! Loved all the poses and pictures ! :)

dawn said...

LOVE LOVE THIS IDEA!!! What an awesome job you did on it, so cute and girly and fun!! How adorable you two look in these. Thanks for sharing this with us!

HollyM said...

My son had a photo booth at his wedding and I thought it was such fun. It kept people busy and loosened up some people. We got some great pictures.
I love the one with the frame!

Sue Marrazzo said...

Great Ideas!
thanks for sharing...You both look adorable.

liniecat said...

Another brilliant idea and it looks such great fun!
Your daughters a natural in front of the lense, even wearing a 'tash!!

Katalin said...

I LOVE this idea...so cute and creative! Thanks for sharing!
I think I will do something like this for my daughter's 1st birthday...it looks so much fun! :)

Lalav said...

I so love stripes matching with polka dots!!!

Steph said...

So cute! You're helping inspire me for my daughter's first birthday :)

Colleayn said...

This is so fun!

Clare said...

This is wonderful! I may have to make one of these.

Sharon Bull said...

Oh this is beautiful! The colors are so delicious and the awning is the perfect finishing touch.

Leslie Tucker Jenison said...

What a fun idea! You and Lucy make a pretty picture!

studioGypsy said...

yayyayay!!! absolutefun!! :) xo

peter kenneth said...

The kid is so adorable and cute ... other pictures are also amazingly clicked.....

Tyler Jones said...

Awesome..Thanks a lot for sharing.

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Good job with the post!

Dandan Zhang said...

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Paloma Accessories said...

Admiro tu creatividad!

A Scrap-a-Teeny Girl said...

This is so freakin' adorable! I might just have to make one for my daughter's 7th b-day party! What 7 yr old girl wouldn't love to ham it up in front of the camera??? Thanks for sharing! :) Becky V.

CeCe said...

You are amazing! This is so adorable... You look so adorable...love the stripes with the poka dots...the props, the entire thing. Love it! CeCe

lucruri said...

very cool

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Anonymous said...

IF you please, where did you get your outfit? can't get it off my mind...thanks, JW

evelynpy said...

been a long time i put your blog in my google reader... and falling in love with this post! i have to try to do my own photo backdrop and i hope the result is pretty good.

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