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Spring is in full swing and the official start of summer is right around the corner. I don’t know about you, but we love to spend lots of time around the pool and having backyard BBQ’s. Each summer, my family comes to town around my sister’s birthday and we celebrate with a big Family Pool Party. Memories are created and this year, I wanted to have a Poolside Photo Booth with Custom Photo Booth Props at the party so we can capture all the family fun in pictures.
Summer is all about relaxing and having fun so I’m always looking for quick and easy craft projects for my parties that don’t take a ton of time to do. Personally, I’d much rather be lounging around the pool then spending hours on a meticulous craft project. In fact, this year, I decided to not do all the party prep by myself. Instead, I invited my sister and her family over for dinner & crafting where we crafted all of the photo booth props for our upcoming Family Summer Pool Party—gotta love that team effort! Making the photo booth props is so easy that even the guys were willing to get crafting—AND THAT—never happens!
GIRLFRIEND TIP: Photo Booths are a huge trend at parties and are easier than you think to set up with the right tools! I have a variety of Scotch® adhesive products from masking tape, double-sided tape and mounting squares on-hand all the time for most of my craft projects and party set up! Scotch® products and Command™ products are a staple in my party planning toolkit and are essential in creating a fast and easy photo booth for your next party. Check out my tutorial below on how to make your own photo booth props AND how to hang a photo booth backdrop in minutes.
MAKE YOUR OWN PHOTO BOOTH PROPS!
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED:
– summer objects clip art
– Scotch® Brand Multitask Tape
– Scotch® Brand Utility Knife
– Scotch® Brand Mounting Squares
– wood dowels
– wood flat sticks
HERE’S HOW TO MAKE THEM:
STEP 1: On your computer, print one summer object on a full sheet of paper. Here I printed 6 different summer objects (beach ball, sunglasses, coconut drink, summer word, sun and pineapple).
STEP 2: Cut out each object leaving a white border around the edge of the object. Use the Scotch® Brand Utility Knife to cut out the insides of any of the objects as shown here.
STEP 3: Turn each cutout over and place a wood dowel or flat stick in the middle center of the paper as shown and attach it securely with either the Scotch® Brand Multitask Tape or Scotch® Brand Mounting Squares. Use the tape to secure the cutouts to the dowels and the mounting squares to secure the cutouts to the flat sticks.
GIRLFRIEND TIP: At your party, display the photo booth prop sticks
upright in containers on a table next to the photo booth backdrop so guests can grab them easily before snapping their pictures.
That’s it! Super easy and lots of fun! The best part about making your own photo booth props is that you can make these to match any party theme. There are so many clip art sites out there that you can literally find, download and print clip art to match any party theme.
HOW TO HANG A PHOTO BOOTH BACKDROP!
If you don’t have a fancy banner backdrop stand, no worries, you can still have a photo booth backdrop using a paper, plastic or vinyl backdrop and Command™ Picture Hanging strips! They are strong enough to attach the backdrop securely to a wall and removes easily and damage-free (as long as you use it according to the package’s instructions).
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED:
– backdrop (vinyl, plastic or paper)
– Command™ Picture Hanging strips
HERE’S HOW TO DO IT:
STEP 1: Turn your backdrop over on to the backside and place a Command™ Picture Hanging strip on each corner and middle top of the backdrop.
STEP 2: Remove the backing from each of the strips and place the backdrop on the wall starting from the top and smoothing down as you go to prevent wrinkles. Press firmly over each area of the backdrop that has a strip to secure it to the wall.
ASSEMBLE PRINTABLES WITH SCOTCH® PRODUCTS!
As a graphic designer, you guys know I love to include my own custom printables in my parties. Here I designed a Summer Fun collection that will be perfect for our upcoming Summer Family Pool Party including water bottle labels, table signs, cupcake toppers and decoration sticks. To assemble them, simply print out the printable designs on your home printer and trim them out. Then, using Scotch® Brand Multitask Tape, secure the circle designs to lollipop sticks or wrap the water bottle labels around a water bottle and tape it in the back. Check out all the fabulous ways to use these printables:
Do you have a party coming up this summer? How will you use Scotch® and Command™ products in your party planning?
– Photography: Soiree Event Design
– Craft Supplies: Walmart
Cheers & HAPPY SUMMER!
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