20 Fun DIY Photo Booth Props & A Step-By-Step Guide

by craftmin | January 20, 2018

From birthday parties to wedding receptions, photo booths never fail to fill any occasion with laughter and enjoyment. A professional photo booth can save you from a lot of hassle from camera equipment to proper lighting setup just to get that perfect snapshot for your guests. There are professional photo booths that have special features; for example, the world’s number one GIF-printing photo booth called Ubersnap takes your guests’ GIFs and makes wizard-style prints out of them. Sometimes, going for DIY Photo Booth Props is enough to get a party going. And what’s a photo booth without quirky and fun props, right?

Looking for the perfect props can be an absolute nuisance, but luckily you found this guide. You’ll love this collection of detailed DIY Photo Booth Props tutorials and free printable downloads provided here.

Some props come with free printable downloads, and making them is easy and quick. There are elaborate ones, but any party that you throw will never be boring with these DIY Photo Booth Props. But before that here’s a tutorial for how to make fun DIY Photo Booth Props.

Simple & Fun DIY Photo Booth Prop Tutorial

Below is a step-by-step walkthrough for how to make DIY Photo Booth Props of your own. By the way, the prop we made here are eyeglasses.

Step 1 – Download & Print Your Props

Download free, printable designs for your DIY Photo Booth Props! Choose and download whatever designs you want or try the ones provided below. Just click on the images then print as many of your chosen props as you want to fit your event style.

DIY Photo Booth Props: Step 1 image courtesy of Something Turquoise

Free Downloadable Printable by SOMETHING Turquoise

Free Downloadable Printable by magnetStreet

Step 2 – Gather Supplies

Image Courtesy of magnetStreet

Supplies Checklist

  • Spray Adhesive
  • Prop printouts
  • Scissors
  • Heavy Cardstock (at least 100 pounds)
  • Straws, dowels, or Popsicle Sticks
  • Tape and/or Glue

Optional:

  • Rhinestones, Feathers, and other embellishments
  • Foam Core
  • Cutting Mat
  • X-ACTO knife, box cutter, or other utility knives

Step 3 – Stick Your Props to Cardstock

Image Courtesy of magnetStreet

Apply spray adhesive to the back of the printout of your chosen prop, stick them fast to cardstock and slowly press down to lay the printout flat over the cardstock.

Tip: It’s best to use spray adhesive. Unlike heavier liquid adhesive, a lot of  brands are non-toxic and will prevent liquids from leaking through the paper.

A glue stick or double-sided tape also makes an excellent alternative to spray adhesive if you don’t have one. Just make sure to give the glue extra time to dry. 

Step 4 – Cut Out the Props

Tip: Use a utility knife like a box cutter or an X-Acto knife when cutting out the inside of your prop. Don’t scratch the surface, so place a cutting board underneath.

In the absence of a utility knife, our prop would still look great if you prefer not to cut out its insides. Why not draw some crazy cartoon eyeballs on it instead? Guests will find it pretty cool!

Step 5 – Put Together

Use glue or tape to attach the handles of each prop the back.

Tip: For stability, use several layers of tape and wooden dowels.

Step 6 – Add embellishments To Your Props

Make your props shiny and sparkly by adding  embellishments like feathers, rhinestones, and etc. Get Crafty!

Step 7 – Give It a Try!

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Perhaps this is the part where the fun really starts! Gather people who are invited to your party and have them test out your props. Try snapshotting in a surrounding similar to the venue of your event.

Tip: The free printable downloads of photo booth props designs provided here have been tested outdoors for a photo booth and an outdoor reception.

So forget about hiring professionals, slash the budget and create your own DIY Photo Booth Props! They never fail to bring fun and good vibes on many occasions. Plus, kids are sure to love it!

20 Fun DIY Photo Booth Props

Photo booths are essential and trendy nowadays. They can be bought, rent out or made by yourself. But, one thing is certain: a photo booth can’t be fun without quirky and whimsical photo booth accessories. So, if you’re going to host a wedding or a birthday party, consider these 20 fun DIY photo booth props with tutorials and free printable downloads for your next project!

1. Photo Booth Stick Props

DIY photo booths never cease to bring a lot of fun. Assembled from card props and sticks, these DIY photo booth props are suitable for all events and are sure to contribute to a fantastic party. Perhaps this simple how-to guide will help you create these versatile props.

2. Floral Tiara

DIY Photo Booth Props: Floral Tiara

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DIY photo booth props like this Floral Tiara will bring out the inner flower princess in you. Did I mention that they are also easy to pull off? These mind- and sense-pleasing adorable Floral Tiaras are enjoyable to make and a fine addition to your summer wardrobe. Nothing extravagant is required but this simple guide to make this DIY a success!

3. Emoji Masks

DIY Photo Booth Props: Emoji Masks

Source: Alice & Lois

If you’re going to host a party, include a photo booth where you let the emojis speak for you. DIY photo booth props like these are perfect for unloading whatever it is that you feel! Read the full tutorial by Sara Albers at Alice & Lois.

4. Painted Feathers

DIY Photo Booth Props: Painted Feathers

Source: Free People

Coat feathers with paint and make headdresses or masks out of them. This easy-to-make project offers a lot of DIY photo booth props designs. Check out the complete walkthrough by Julia from Free People.

5. Lighted Hearts

Yet another fun DIY photo booth props, this lighthearted prop is just perfect for a party photo booth to spread some love. Whenever romance is in the air, be it on Valentine’s Day, Anniversary, or Wedding, this giant self-made heart makes an awesome prop. Check out the tutorials here and learn how fun and easy it is to add a little pop to your photo booth with this DIY courtesy of Jenn Sbranti of Hostess with The Mostess.

6. Printable Beard & Mustache

Do you know what fashion can never get rid of? Beards and Mustaches! That’s right! This free printable offers a lot of variations perfect for grown-ups and children. You’d be surprised how many of your guests will fall in line to use your photo booth just to take a photo with these fun mustaches and beards! Jodi from Meaningful Mama is generous enough to share the printable downloads.

7. Miniature Top Hats

DIY Photo Booth Props: Mini Hat

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DIY photo booth props like these adorable hats bring ginormous fun for such a small party item! Believe it or not, they’re made by repurposing materials. Watch this video tutorial to learn how easy and quick it is to make these festive mini top hats. Download the templates of the paper hats here.

8. Firework Shades

DIY Photo Booth Props: Firework Shades

Source: STUDIO DIY

Photo booths couldn’t be more fun without sunglasses for props! A DIY photo booth props design like these firework shades gives them a pop. Customize these fun frames to give them a fiercer look, and you’ve got yourself the perfect props for your photo booth, especially if you’re celebrating a new year party! Check out this guide to learn how to craft them.

9. Oversized Googly Eyes

DIY Photo Booth Props: Oversized Googly Eyes

Source: MAKER MAMA

Impress your guests with this eye-popping and eye-catching surprise! You never know what sort of fun memories you’ll make with DIY photo booth props like this quirky one. Follow the step-by-step instructions in this easy-to-follow tutorial to learn how to make these cool homemade oversized googly-eyes prop.

10. Lemon-Themed Photo Booth

DIY Photo Booth Props: Lemon-Themed Photo Booth

Source: STUDIO DIY

Throw a sweet and sour lemon party and back it up with a grand lemon photo booth in summer for a dream that might just come true! Making this yellow-themed photo booth is super easy and really makes a WOW factor. Get your lemon on with these three fun props!

11. Rain Shower Umbrella Photo Booth

Umbrellas will never be out of place at a shower! Time to stop singing the nursery rhyme “Rain, Rain, Go Away” and include this pretty Rain Shower Umbrella prop to make the photo booth glamorous. All you need is this incredibly direct-to-the-point tutorial to complete this one.

12. Summer Photo Booth Props

DIY Photo Booth Props: Summer Photo Booth Props

Source: Kristen Duke

Feel the summer with this printable photo booth props. Kids are sure to find this perfect for celebrating the end of school and the start of summer. Time to revive your printer and prepare a summer party!

13. Elegant Party Mask Props

If you planning to have a photo booth at your party, even a masquerade party, don’t forget this DIY mask prop. Bewilder everyone with DIY photo booth props with a chic enigma. This tutorial shows how simple it is to make an elegant mask prop for your photo booth.

14. Oversized Paper Flowers

Maybe it’s your dream to be Tinker bell for once in your life. Forget about the wings, never mind the flying, don’t dream about shrinking, and simply make these giant paper flowers to create an illusion of sie. It’s just the right ornamentation for a whimsical fairy photo booth! Here is everything you need to become Peter Pan’s feisty, sassy, hot-tempered, and stubborn leading lady.

15. Bendy Bunny Ears Headband

This adorable DIY bendy bunny ears headband gives Easter memories a pop. It also makes an awesome costume accessory for an Easter bunny role play, a Cosplay costume or a Halloween costume. There are oodles of thorough guides on how to craft DIY photo booth props like this, but this improvise plan provides you the right steps to perfectly pull this off.

16. Life’s a Beach Photo Booth Props

DIY Photo Booth Props: Life’s a Beach Photo Booth Props

Source: Paper & Cake

If a beach party is what you want, then these printable beach photo booth props are the perfect DIY photo booth props for you! No need for sunscreen, and even if you miss the sand, you will still enjoy the beach indoors! Download the printable and read the tutorial here.

17. Oversized Paper Rose

If you want a flower in your photo as a big, striking prop to celebrate a wedding, or maybe a Valentine flower to show how big your love is for your special someone, DIY photo booth props like these oversized paper roses might just be what you’re looking for! They make great decor to feature in any party. Learn how to craft them in this step-by-step tutorial.

18. Superheroes Mask

DIY Photo Booth Props: Superheroes Mask 1

Source: Behance

Feel powerful, super and good with these MARVELous DIY photo booth props. Download the superhero printables here and unleash your hanDCraftsmanship. You have no idea how “Dark Horse” they are to make! Just think about whose Image you want to portray at Halloween, birthday parties and cosplay conventions. IDW to force you to try this option, but these photo booth props will sure make you feel like Valiant. Find your favorite fictional character from any of these top comic book publishers and create your own superhero mask with this super tutorial!

19. Polaroid Photo Booth Props

This DIY photo booth prop cleverly allows anyone to make a Polaroid photo of their own even without a Polaroid camera. Can you believe it? It’s fun, unique and free! Any photo booth wouldn’t be perfect with this smart prop. For the how-to, visit the site A Colorado Courtship.

20. Fun Party Photo Booth Props

DIY Photo Booth Props: Fun Party Photo Booth Props

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All you need to make these DIY photo booth props is your imagination, some card, skewers and this tutorial. Fill your party photo booth with these fun DIY props and costumes!

Watch how a photo booth is set up in minutes in the video tutorial below from LiveBooth.

So what do you think of these fun DIY photo booth props? Which ones wil you use the next time you host an event?