These DIY photo booth ideas will make your next party way more fun! Rally up your family and friends and choose from one of these snapshot-worthy picks! My family and friends love crowding around the photo booth area. To be honest, we’re usually the ones who take forever because we all want a copy of our own to bring home. If you’ve got a party coming up soon, check out some of these DIY photo booth ideas. They’ll definitely add a ton of personality to your photos!
DIY Photo Booth Ideas to Give Oomph to Your Photos
1. Paper Chain Backdrop
I’m a sucker for how these paper chains pop with loads of vibrant colors. Cutting all those strips can be made easier with a trimmer or guillotine but if you don’t have one, you can simply grab a pair of scissors and start snipping away.
2. Chalkboard Backdrop
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The best part about this chalkboard backdrop is how it’s fully customizable and super easy. All you need is a few cheap materials and your own creativity to get things done. Once your chalkboard paint has dried up, feel free to draw and write whatever you want on the cloth.
3. Ticket Backdrop
Having a movie-themed party? Try out this ticket backdrop for your photo booth! It’s really just a matter of lining your tickets up and attaching them with some tape or poster putty.
4. Instax Pineapple Frame
This would be great for a luau get-together. Don’t forget to mark your stencils on the back side of the cardboard. That way, you won’t have any of the pencil lines on the colored or front side.
5. Door Screen Backdrop
Tip: If you’d like, you can distress some of the wooden pieces with some chalk paint and sandpaper.
6. Minecraft Balloon Wall
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FT is a total gamer and loves Minecraft ..So when it came to choosing a party theme, it was a no brainer… Mum @keeniegee said it's got to be @minecraft💚🖤💚💚💚👌👏👍🏾💚💚🖤🖤We pulled off a Simple but Detailed Decor and Glad everyone loved it #kidspartyexpert #kidsclassyparty #minecraftparty #minecraft #boyspartyideas #10thbirthdayparty #minecrafttheme #minecraftballoonwall #minecrafythemedparty #greenandblacktheme #gamingparty #minecrafttablestyling #minecraftdecor #birthdayparty
When creating your Minecraft balloon wall, it’s important to keep the balloons uniform in size. One way of doing this is to have a uniform number of pumps when blowing the balloons up so none of them will look out of place or bigger than the other.
7. Paper Fan Backdrop
I’ve found it’s best to use different sizes of paper for this paper fan backdrop. Doing so gives the photobooth a bit more texture and variety in the way the paper fans are laid out.
8. Batman Frame
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Is your kid a big fan of the Batman franchise? Try out this DIY frame for their next birthday party. I strongly suggest using a black foam board as your base, as you won’t need to add an extra step of painting your foam board anymore. This is a great idea for your next superhero picture frames.
9. Gold Sequins Backdrop
Add some glitz to your photos with gold sequins for your photo booth backdrop. I recommend having a few props such as metallic foil hats and party poppers for this photo booth too.
10. Floating Confetti Backdrop
This floating confetti backdrop is one way to add more color to your photos. Want to know the trick to make the confetti pieces float? Attach them to a fishing line or a sturdy clear thread.
11. Scalloped Backdrop
Who’d have thought the secret to making this scalloped backdrop was to cut out equal sizes of circles of your wrapping paper? I highly recommend placing strips of tape on both the tops and bottoms of the circles. They’ll give a nicer finish and effect.
12. Flower Garland Backdrop
I’ve found this flower garland looks so much better when it’s in front of a neutral colored wall but if you want the pastel colors to really pop out, I'd strongly suggest placing it in front of a black colored wall.
13. Harry Potter Photo Booth
Having a Harry Potter themed party? Rally up the students on each of the 4 houses and take your house photos with this Harry Potter inspired photo booth. Don’t forget to add a skewer on Hedwig’s bottom so it’ll be easier for you to look like you’re holding Harry’s favorite owl.
14. $10 Backdrop Frame
This $10 backdrop frame will help hold your backdrop in place. Attach your fabric or paper backdrop by clipping this in between the top bar clamps. Now try to visualize other cool backdrop ideas and make them a reality.
15. Cut Out Boards
Make some face cutouts for your next photo booth DIY. Simply draw your design onto a big piece of cardboard and then cut out oval shapes for the faces. It'll be fun by the time you take pictures.
16. White Tinsel Backdrop
White tinsel is the only item you’ll need to make this sparkling and almost Winter wonderland like backdrop. Feel free to fluff up this backdrop further by adding more layers of tinsel in.
17. Ombre Tissue Backdrop
This ombre tissue backdrop looks both whimsical and elegant. To begin this project, you’ll be needing tissue paper in different shades, chicken wire, a few zip ties, and a frame for your backdrop. Once you have those, it’s just a matter of tucking your tissue paper into the holes of the chicken wire. It's that easy!
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18. Metallic Fringe Backdrop
A metallic fringe backdrop would be perfect for a New Year’s Eve countdown party! I recommend using double sided tape for this DIY photo booth. Just be extra careful in making sure the tape doesn’t stick on the fringe.
19. Ribbon And Lace Backdrop
Alternate the arrangement of the different varieties of ribbon and lace to make this girly backdrop. Keep the ribbons and lace pieces in place by adding a touch of glue once you’ve wrapped the piece around the cord.
20. Hot Air Balloon Photo Booth
This hot air balloon photo booth will be a hit with the kids. Don’t forget to grab a large balloon for this DIY. One measuring 36 inches when blown up would be a good choice.
21. Raining Photo Booth
DIY a rain shower with this neat tutorial! Keep up with the theme by having a couple of clear umbrellas and a few raincoats on standby for photo props.
22. Photo Booth Props
Let your guests have funny faces with these photo booth props. If you’re using wooden dowels as the handles for your props, it's best to paint these in black. Doing so will ensure they won’t steal too much attention on the photos.
23. Tulle And String Lights Backdrop
This backdrop layers a white tablecloth, a few yards of tulle, and some string lights and beads. When attaching the lights and beads, I suggest using command hooks to hold them in place.
24. Invitation Backdrop
Love your invitation a little too much? Turn it into a photo backdrop to let everyone remember the fun celebration! Don’t forget to place the date on the backdrop as well so everyone will be reminded when your next birthday or anniversary is. Wink wink!
25. DIY Photo Booth
Here’s a super cool trick for your backyard! Why not make a DIY photo booth of your own? You can also save a few dollars by going to the nearest appliance store to ask if they have a fridge or a freezer box to spare. You never know, they might hold the answer for your next DIY project.
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These DIY photo booth ideas will add more fun to your party! In fact, if you’re really hardcore, you can even set up two different backdrops so you’ll have more options for your guests. Try these DIY projects and transform any celebration into a fun and unforgettable party!
Which DIY photo booth ideas are you excited to try? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on June 8, 2017 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.