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Colorful DIY Photo Booth Props Are Easy to Make!

Do you want to incorporate a photo booth in an upcoming wedding or party? These colorful DIY photo booth props are easy to decorate!

DIY photo booth props

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.

Photo Booth Props

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 DIY photo 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.

DIY Photo Props

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Wooden photo booth props from Michaels

I loaded up on a bunch of the photo booth props, and they weren’t expensive. Love these wood surfaces!


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!


Then I got a bit more creative and decided to branch out and pick some more fun colors. So I did another mustache, but in a bright brown. I gave all of my props a few coats of paint.


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.


I think the hats were the most fun . . . and I really liked picking fun colors for these. I find painting to be pretty therapeutic.


Once you are done painting everything, it’s time to bring in the glitter. A lot of photo props don’t have glitter, but I decided FolkArt Extreme Glitter was a necessity.


It even comes in black so you can go back and decorate the ‘stache, too!


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.

DIY photo props
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DIY photo booth props

This was such a fun exercise – and let me suggest to you that if you need a creative jump start or outlet, grab some wood pieces from the craft store and just let your mind go wild!

How would you decorate your photo props?

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Linda Beem

Sunday 18th of December 2016

Will you just make me some and sell them to me? I was in a bad accident last week and can't do too much. I decided a photo booth would be easier on me than all the crafts and games that we usually play. (Our NYEve party is always with the 5 grandchildren who live near us. Thanks.


Monday 18th of May 2015

These are so great! I love the sparkly touches.


Monday 18th of May 2015

I love how you decorated these props! Visiting from Made by you Monday :)