DIY: Make A Fun Photo Booth

It is no secret that Photo Booths are back in fashion - and why not? They are fun, fabulous and make a family of photos out of an otherwise diverse group of people. Why hire a photo booth however, if you can make it yourself? OK, so our cardboard box lid may not be as glamorous as the hired version, or some of the phenomenal ones that people make from segments of wallpapered walls, complete with skirting boards and cornices. But it is super quick, essentially free, and earth-friendly.

Inspired by the idea that anyone can be a celebrity these days, why not get crafty and frame yourselves!


Step 1

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  1. Take the cardboard box lid. Turn it over so that the top-branding is turned down, and you’re looking at the plain underside.
  2. With a large marker pen draw a picture frame; as elaborate as you feel able.
  3. With a craft knife (adults only please!) carefully cut a rectangle out of the center.

Step 2

DIY: Make A Fun Photo Booth

Ask family and friends to stand in front of a suitable backdrop (we chose a plain cardboard-colored wall but a curtain, wallpaper, blue sky or leafy tree could also work well – the key is to make sure the backdrop is not too distracting so you concentrate on people’s faces).

Ask the ‘celebrity’ to put on their best happy face (you can encourage people to stand straight and keep the ‘picture frame’ straight, or you can let people go crazy – it’s your photo-booth; your call.)

Start photographing!

Step 3

Lastly, with the use of basic digital software, arrange your photos side by side, trim them into squares, or place them in a strip movie-film style. Whatever you decide; have fun, shoot from the hip and be as creative as you can be!

DIY: Make A Fun Photo Booth

This tutorial is brought to you by Linda of Party Craft Secrets.

She describes herself as "an Architect, snap-happy paper-passionista and mother of two young children… she is also slightly obsessed with blogging daily about classy craft one perfect party at a time over at her blog.

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