What’s a party without a photobooth!? Here’s an easy DIY to make your own gold New Years photobooth with just a few materials.
I love photobooths. They are SO easy and instantly take your event from party to PARTY! With just a few materials and a few minutes you can make this fun gold fringe photobooth backdrop for your New Year’s party this year.
I invited my girls from The Violet Fog to come over and help me out. Because, you know, what’s a photobooth without girlfriends to take a million selfies with?!
I asked Cynthia and Katey to pick our their favorite party dresses from Zappos to show off during the shoot for this homademade photobooth. Zappos has so much more than shoes these days. It’s my go-to place for pretty much any designer and label you can think of, from affordable to fancy. And they still offer their amazing free two day shipping with free returns.
I thought the variety of looks we chose was great. Totally on-trend! I loved the fierce gold gold metallics of this Vince Camuto dress (similar // similar // similar), whereas Cynthia picked a girly floral Vince Camuto number (similar // similar) that looked stunning on her! Don’t let the springtime vibes fool you, florals are always in season. After much deliberation (as always), stylist in real life. Katey chose a little black Ted Baker dress (similar) with a figure skater silhouette. Classic and trendy at the same time!
Putting together the photo booth was super easy. I used three gold fringe door curtains from a local party store. They are pretty thin, so put two next to each other and then one on top in the center. I used painter’s tape to hang them up.
I cut out some gold stars and large 2016 numbers from a piece of huge metallic tagboard that I scored at Walgreens (of all places!) for two bucks!
I thought it would be fun to document all of our New Year’s resolutions. It was easy to upcycle a mini dry erase board with some gold glitter and ‘2016’ numbers.
And what’s a New Year’s party (even a fake one!) without champagne? Cheers friends! I can’t wait to see you back here in 2016.
DIY New Year’s Photobooth
Materials for Homemade Photobooth:
Large piece of black fabric/curtain or roll of black paper
Gold Fringe Door Curtain (need 3)
Gold Posterboard (I found mine at Walgreens for $1.99 per sheet)
Mini Dry Erase Board
Props (ideas below)
Ideas for Photobooth Props:
Happy New Year Tiara
Happy New Year Sign
Dry Erase Board Decorated with Gold Glitter
2016 Cut Out Numbers (DIY)
- Use painter’s tape to hang up the black paper or fabric to cover the area of your photobooth on a wall or a doorframe (that you won’t be using for your party) with the door closed.
- Use painter’s tape to hang up two gold fringe curtains next to each other on top of the black paper/fabric. Overlap the third in the center.
- Cut stars out from the gold tagboard. I printed out a gold star shape and used it as a stencil. Tape them onto the fringe using painter’s tape.
- Set up your camera on the tripod. Use this tutorial for information on photobooth camera settings.
- For the resolution dry erase board, use the sponge brush to cover the frame of the board with glue. Sprinkle on gold glitter. Attach 2016 letters and stars with a dab of glue. Let dry.
Get the Look :: Micro Sequin Black & Gold Metallic Sheath Dress – Vince Camuto (similar // similar // similar) // Sleeveless Rose Bouquet Dress – Vince Camuto (similar //similar) //Black Skater Dress – Ted Baker (similar) // Open Cuff Rose Gold Bracelet – Fossil // Rose Gold Adjustable Ring – Gorjana // Rose Gold Rectangle Bar Bracelet – French Connection // Ultra Thin Midi Ring Set – French Connection (similar // similar // similar) // Bright Lipsticks – Buxom //
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