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Monster Party Photo Booth

by Amy Bowerman

Hey Everyone!  Today I have a monstrously fun photo booth tutorial to share with you.  It’s easy to create these cute Monster Party Photo Booth props for your Halloween party or birthday bash with only a few supplies.  As a bonus I’ll be showing you how to create a faux chalkboard Instagram sign so you can easily find all the photos of your family and friends doing the “Monster Mash”!

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I created these Photo Booth props for my Nephew’s First Birthday Bash.   All of the party guests young and old enjoyed snapping silly monster photos.

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A faux-chalkboard Instagram sign displayed our custom Hashtag.  This made it easy for guests to search and find all the fun photos taken in our Monster Photo booth on Instagram.

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Whether you are planning a Monster Party or other type of bash it’s easy to create and customize your very own Photo Booth!

Monster Photo Booth Props

 

All you will need to create your own Monster Photo booth props is a printable, colored cardstock, wooden dowels, ribbon and hot glue.  You can find these Monster Photo Booth Props and other fun printables at Mother Duck Said Let’s Party!   You will also find tips on the best paper to print them out on their site.

To add a bit of color I mounted the eyes and mouths on colored cardstock and cut them out.  You won’t need to worry about getting mess with glue for this step.  A strip of double-sided tape will work just fine.  If you have a Xyron machine that will work too.

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Dressing up a dowel with ribbon is quick, easy, and will take your project from drab to fab!  Just add a drop of hot glue at the top, wrap ribbon around and secure with another drop of glue at the bottom.  You can use more than 1 color of ribbon if you are feeling fancy :)

Attach your ribbon wrapped dowel to monster eyes and mouths with hot glue.

*TIP* Be sure to attach your dowel off-center so the stick doesn’t cover up people’s faces.  I made this rookie mistake and attached mine in the center…alas I had to do them ALL over again!

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You will need a container to hold and display your Monster Photo Booth Props.  I found this jar in my recycling bin but you could use a mason jar, tin can or whatever you like.

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Martha Stewart Chalk Board Avery Labels and a White Sharpie create the perfect accent!

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Add some festive ribbon and a Monster Button and your Monster Photo Booth Props are ready to party!

Make a Photo Booth Instagram Sign

 

Hashtags make it easy to search and find what you are looking for on social media.  Make it easy for your guests to search and find photos from your party with a custom Instagram Hashtag sign!  To make your Instagram photos really shine check out my post on the best Instagram apps to enhance your photos

I found this fun frame for $3 at the thrift!  Since, gold was not one of our party colors I easily altered it with cheap school glue and Folk Art Acrylic.

*TIP* to protect the glass on the inside of your frame from glue and paint smears rip a page from a magazine and place it over the glass.  Spritz with water and it will stay put till your paint is dry!

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Squirt some glue around your frame.

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Dab with a cloth and allow glue to dry slightly.

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Now paint with your favorite Acrylic.  I love the metallic acrylics from Folk Art.

*TIP*  Use a make up sponge to apply paint for a brush stroke free look.

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Create a faux-chalkboard sign with your custom Hashtag by using a White Sharpie on Black Cardstock.  It looks just like chalk!

I added some fun monster stamps (Found at Michael’s) and stamped with ColorBox Frost White ink to keep the chalkboard look going.

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Now all that’s left to do is set up your Monster photo booth station.  It’s a good idea to let guests know about the hashtag (sometimes a sign just isn’t enough).

We also left a Polaroid Camera with extra film at our Monster Photo Booth station so guests could snap an instant photo to take home

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The photo backdrop started out as a good idea but ended up in fail.  We thought we were soooo clever suspending a large frame (found at  Re-store) from the ceiling.  About an hour into the party one of the little kids grabbed it and ripped it down while another family was in the middle of taking a photo.  Not to mention that the frame was too long and got cut off when folks uploaded their photos to Instagram.

Think square if you plan to frame out your photo booth.  Up for the challenge?  Check out this Polaroid Photo Booth Prop tutorial from With Lovely.

If you don’t want the hassle a colored plastic table-cloth or large piece of fabric hung in a corner of the room will work just fine!

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Well I had a monster good time sharing these Monster Party Photo Booth tips and tricks with you today!  Hope you found them useful for your next Monster Bash.

If you love Monster Tutorials you can find out how to make Light Up Monsters Here and Monster Flowers Here.

For more Monster Party fun check out my Monster Party Pinterest Board.

Have a Monster Day!

Amy*

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2 Buttons October 26, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Such clever ideas Amy! Love the photo eye props and that frame is gorgeous. You are one creative lady. Jenny x
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3 Amy Bowerman October 27, 2013 at 8:55 am

Thanks Jenny! I love that frame too. I tried reusing it for one of my mixed media pieces but alas it’s too small. Ah well, like I need an excuse to hunt another one down at the thrift :)

Amy*

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4 Anne Rx October 24, 2013 at 3:46 am

That must have been such a fun party! I love how you did the frame for the faux chalkboard – it looks fantastic! Hugs, Anne x
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5 Amy Bowerman October 27, 2013 at 9:21 am

Thanks Anne it was a “monster” good time :)

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