photo booth props

1 Jun

Since my brother’s wedding is officially only about a week away, I decided I should probably get around to making the photo booth props I said I would. I wanted something sturdier than paper/cardstock, so I decided to try foam core, on the advice of a d.i.y. tutorial.

Let me tell you, that ish is hard to work with. In theory it seems simple. 1. Trace desired shapes, 2. Cut them out, 3. Paint/spray/decorate them and glue on the wood dowels. Easy, right?

Except cutting through foam core without massacring the edges, let alone the shape itself, is next to impossible. Luckily, painting said foam core after the fact really disguises those flaws pretty well. Still, after three only semi-successful prop attempts with the foam core,  I was on the verge of resorting to the heaviest cardstock I could find when Trevor pulled some “fun foam” out of his ass.

Okay, it actually came out of the crafter’s paradise that is his office. But who else just has this stuff lying around? I’ve never been happier that my husband is so craft-y. This stuff is amazing. It’s thinner than the foam core and because it is more solid, the shapes I cut out actually resemble what I originally traced. The only downside is that the material isn’t as paint-friendly, and right now he only has green colored fun foam on hand. I’m going to Michael’s tomorrow and I hope they have some different colors for me to work with.

Anyway, I still need to attach the dowels, and make more props, but this is what I’ve got so far:

2 Responses to “photo booth props”

  1. kate. June 1, 2012 at 8:54 am #

    Love ’em! I thought about doing that. I’m so glad you did!!!

    • emimakes June 2, 2012 at 2:21 am #

      I was worried they’d think I wasn’t on it, and had already done it – Annette is so efficient with stuff like this! But I kind of just wanted to make them anyway, I figured if they already made some, I could just add to the pile!

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