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Photobooth Props DIY and Free Printable

This post is part of a campaign I’m doing with Shutterfly on How to Make a Great Photobooth. Over the next few weeks I’ll be giving DIY tips on how to make them. Every good party needs a photobooth! The best photobooths have props so your guests can cut loose and get silly. If you’ve moved on from just moustaches (so 2009!) here is a DIY to make a whole slew of 15 photobooth props (can you spy the hat from Kate and Will’s wedding?-very 2011!) The best part? There is a free downloadable pdf so all you need to do is print and your guests will be saying “cheese” in no time! You can find the directions and free download below!

8.5×11 paper and 11×17 inch paper if you want to make the bigger pieces.
Foam core
Spray Mount
Exacto Knife

Step One: Click on the free printable button (at the bottom of this post) and print out pictures of the props.

Step Two: Using the spray mount adhere the paper to the foam core.

Step Three: Using a sharp exacto knife cut out the shapes of the props.

Step Four: Tape the dowel to the backside of the prop. Voila! You’ve got your very own set of photobooth props!

Click on the button below to download the free printables.

Thanks to Aubrey Trinnaman for the photos and to Alexis Birkmeyer for helping me pull everything together. A special thanks to Lauren Stiebler for the illustrations.

All photos by Aubrey Trinnaman for Oh Happy Day

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  1. FeeMail

    May 12, 2011

    Oh wow, that's cool, I especially love Beatrice' hat. Amazing :)!

  2. Julie Gallagher

    May 12, 2011

    HEE HEE! It is not often that I laugh out loud at my computer screen but Beatrice's hat did it for me! AWESOME! Thanks so much, you made my day!

  3. H.Cook

    May 12, 2011

    Thank you so much for this!! I was just about to make my own props for a party but you saved me!

  4. Sharon

    May 12, 2011

    Two awesome DIYs in a row. You're on a roll.

  5. BG

    May 12, 2011

    it might be my computer, but is the button supposed to lead to a PDF? it takes me just to a picture of the button. thanks! i love these!

  6. Kate

    May 12, 2011

    I don't see a button either. :( I am totally going to use these for my wedding. Great idea!

  7. Bree

    May 12, 2011

    Can't wait to do these!! But I'm with the other ladies, I don't see the PDF button.

  8. Kate {domestikatedlife}

    May 12, 2011

    oh my goodness, I looove the princess beatrice hat!

  9. gretchen

    May 12, 2011

    Thank you!! These are fantastic! I'm anxiously awaiting the button (or maybe I just can't find it?) I recently discovered your blog, and I LOVE it!! Having just returned from a trip to Paris, I am enjoying the pictures of all of your Parisian adventures. Thanks again!

  10. Swirls of Happy

    May 12, 2011

    LOVE the hats and props…so adorable :)

  11. iheartkiwi

    May 12, 2011

    The monocle just kills me! I love it!

  12. Will @ Bright.Bazaar

    May 12, 2011

    I totally cracked up when I saw that you included Princess B's royal wedding hat…so funny!

  13. Anonymous

    May 12, 2011

    love the idea! but one of these things is not like the other ones…
    please check out this article from Native Appropriations that talks about the "hipster headdress"

  14. katy

    May 12, 2011

    Hi, Love this! And can be adapted to all sorts of situations. I just saw something similar to this at a shop ("Smets, a way of life"a design-y type store here in Luxembourg) and noticed that they used a piece of clear plastic instead of a dowel as the prop holder. That way the holder does not appear in the picture. Just thought I'd pass that along.

  15. Sarah

    May 12, 2011

    Haha! I LOVE that you did that hideous hat from the royal wedding. That's clever. Love this idea.

    – Sarah

  16. jordan

    May 12, 2011

    The PDF button has been fixed :)

  17. Lacey Parr

    May 12, 2011

    oh yay! i can't wait to use these!

  18. michelle

    May 12, 2011

    Hahahah love Beatrice's hat. Hilarious.

  19. Michelle

    May 12, 2011

    these are AWESOME!! fresh, fun take on photobooth props.

  20. Alix H.

    May 12, 2011

    LOVE IT. Totally worth doing… much. fun. The Facinators are such a good idea.

  21. ALi

    May 12, 2011

    I am so excited to use some of these for my son's birthday party next month. I have been looking for printable props. Thanks.

  22. Ashley

    May 12, 2011

    i love this post. so cute

  23. bettijo @

    May 12, 2011

    These are so fun! I love photo booth props. Now if only the actual photo booths themselves were as accessible LOL!

  24. Jene'

    May 13, 2011

    Love this! Thanks so much for the instructable/pdf's! I agree, very party does need a photo booth.

  25. Ninie sous les Bilimbis

    May 13, 2011

    many thanks…

  26. Kimberly Jane

    May 13, 2011

    Thank you!

  27. Sara

    May 13, 2011

    so awesome!

  28. jonahliza

    May 15, 2011

    this is cool! thanks for the printables <3 these would be great for "future wedding" photos. hehe. have a great sunday.. its been raining all weekend in SF..

  29. Jess

    May 15, 2011

    These are soooo cute! Thank you so much for sharing!

  30. Anonymous

    May 15, 2011

    What a clever idea! Love it!


  31. Natalie Marie

    May 16, 2011

    ok here's the deal… YOUR BLOG IS AWESOME! I love it. and I love this idea! Thank you for having such an amazing blog and all the hard work you put into it! I would love for you to check out my blog and give me any advice…

    thank you


  32. laurel

    May 16, 2011

    Love love love that awful hat from Kate & William's wedding…made my day.

  33. Yvette

    May 17, 2011

    thanks so much —

  34. Indrashis

    May 18, 2011

    The entire is unexplored before you. So many place to visit, so many experiences are there for taking, and you are still worrying about the right tour program? Shed off all the worries and simply rush to today, to have a journey of your lifetime.

  35. Anonymous

    May 19, 2011

    I'm sincerely not trying to call you out. And I doubt you're a bad person, but deleting my comment doesn't make the headband and feathers less racist. Did you at least read the post on the other blog? It's quite humorous.

  36. mandyface

    May 20, 2011

    genius. i love the royal wedding hat. perfecto.

  37. Melissa

    June 8, 2011

    We had great fun with these photobooth props at my wedding this past weekend! Here’s a sneak peek
    I plan on doing a more detailed post in the near future on how we built the photobooth and designed the software (and of course where we got the props) so I will let you know when that goes up!
    Thank you so much!

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