Hello again, it’s Sam here. I am bubbling with excitement to bring you this next post. I have been waiting for over a year to find an excuse to create a photo booth with my family. For the Boss’s big 3rd birthday, we’re planning a mustache bash this summer – with a homemade photo booth. Eeeeee!
But I couldn’t wait any longer. So, the perfect opportunity came up for my sister-in-law’s bridal shower. Using some DIY elbow grease and some Pinterest perusing, I stumbled upon some really great links I am thrilled to share with you!
I have been wanting to dabble with some chalkboard paint, there are so many options out there. But these chalkboard talk bubbles stole my heart and I thought we could re-purpose these in the house after the party. I altered the idea a bit by using chalkboard paint on black foam core instead – super inexpensive and easy. I think I want to make a series of these for our entryway.
After looking at a ton of ideas of different photo booth props, this adorable site led me to thinking outside of the box with big lips, bow ties, and a monocle (the monocle was the biggest hit at the party by the way!). Yep this is my little girl giving me the “oh mom!” look (image above!), we like to call her Boomi.
With so many mustache templates out there, I really liked the variety of shapes used with these mustaches. Classic, simple, and fun. With all of the props for the photobooth I just cut out the shapes I drew from colored foam paper and hot glued the foam paper to a wooden stick (any craft store should have all of these materials, including the chalkboard paint). I also want to mention the felt breaded garland in the background is from Colette Bream’s Etsy Shop. This piece has a home in my little girl’s room, but we had to bring it out for my homemade photo booth!
The thing about photo booths? Someone has to be willing to man the station during the festivities. I really didn’t mind, with a refreshing drink in hand it was really fun to see my family members act goofy with the props I made. Photo booths have a way of capturing some of the most candid moments, enjoy!