I was at Michaels not so very long ago and walked by the wood section . . . and something caught my eye. Wood – blank wood – photo booth props! I was so excited. Blank surfaces ready for me to decorate – the perfect way for me to use up the supplies I already have. It was as if these props were begging for some paint and glitter, so that’s what I decided to give them! I wanted to share with you how I decorated these props. This isn’t so much a tutorial as it is just a post to inspire you and share the fun. So here’s what I did.
Gather These Supplies
- Wood photo booth props (you can create your own with wood shapes and dowel rods)
- Acrylic paint in your favorite colors
- FolkArt Extreme Glitter
- FolkArt Chalkboard Paint
- Ribbons, brads, and other embellishments
- Craft glue
- Paint brushes
Then I got started painting. Sometimes I think the easiest thing to do is start with what you know to get the creative juices flowing. Meaning, it’s easy to paint a mustache black because a lot of mustaches are black . . . so that’s what I did!
That’s when I started to get even more creative – and pulled out the fun colors. Like my metallic orange pearl paint! I also realized something . . . if you don’t like what color you are using, simply let it dry and then sand it off. If it’s a dark color, paint white over the top after sanding.
Then when the time comes and it’s all dry, grab some embellishments you haven’t used in awhile (ribbon, brads, rhinestones, etc) and use them! Glue them to the fronts of your photo booth props and you’ll see what a difference they can make.
How would you decorate your photo props?