It is graduation season and here is a great easy DIY photo booth to make! I also made this blue and white striped banner to go over it.
Making a fabric triangle pennant garland makes a huge impact for any party! I actually made a few of these banners to hang around different areas for this graduation shindig!
You might remember when I shared with all of you the entire BYU graduation party I helped put together for my friend? If you haven’t see the entire at home graduation party make sure you pop over to see it.
All the details on how I created the dessert table, the pizza buffet and the dancing are on this post. Including are plan B because of rain!
Today I want to show you the details about how to make the photo booth and the blue and white triangle banner flags.
Maybe you call them garlands or buntings? Whichever they are knowns as… here is the tutorial.
First off the banner- I bought a yard each of blue and white cotton fabric and cut triangles out of each color and sewed them onto some Rick Rack.
You could probably hot glue it if you don’t know how to sew.
Step 1- Make a triangle pattern out of cardboard 7″ across and 9″ down.
Step 2- Cut out 6 of each color that you are going to use.
I used 6 of the blue and 6 of the white triangle fabric cut outs per banner.
They are so easy to whip up that I made a bunch!
Step 3- Simply alternate the blue and white pennants as you go along. Pinning each triangle pennant onto the jumbo rickrack is a good idea to hold them in place while you sew.
Step 4- I sewed each triangle onto the jumbo sized rickrack using a straight stitch down the center of the rickrack.
Tip- Hot glue could also work to attach them onto the rickrack.
I used one of the banners to hang over the front door to greet guests.
Hanging another blue and white bunting over the fireplace mantle added some festiveness to the room where we ended up having the DJ and dancing!
DIY Photo Booth Instructions
Here is the photo booth I created using the Blue striped fabric and fun props. I bought 6 yards of the fabric and cut it in half.
Then I draped each piece over the top of rented drape and pipe and safety pinned them so they wouldn’t fall off.
The drape and pipe measured about 8 ft high and about 8 or 9ft wide.
For the props I found empty wooden frames, a bright colored umbrella, huge sunglasses, hats, faux flowers and another funny or random things that I thought would be fun.
For the lips and mustaches on a stick a friend cut them out of felt and hot glued them on to skewers for people to hold up to their mouths.
Just have everyone use their phones to take selfies no need to have a camera there.
Even the littlest guests had fun posing for a pic.
My hubby and I got into the fun of having our pic taken.
We had so much fun at this party!
To see more about this BYU Blue and white graduation party click here.
More DIY photo booth backdrop ideas
We used this same fabric and rented drape and pipe from a local party rental for my daughters wedding reception!
Even all my grandsons and nephews got into the action! hahah
Grandma and grandpa were taking photos! It is so fun to have all these cute pictures of everyone enjoying themselves at the wedding.
Awhile ago I created a very cute and very simple black and red Pirate photo booth for a cub scout meeting. The boys and their families loved taking photos!
Here are two other photo booth backdrop ideas you could do.
Use sheets or curtains for the backdrop add a long piece of white banner paper roll and handwrite cute things on it. Add some paper flowers to the paper with tape and BAM you have got a simple photo booth backdrop.
One more idea using sheets.
I created a simple Valentine Photo booth backdrop by painting big X and O’s on it and making a ballon arch to go above it for a youth dance. It turned out fabulous!
You can see the DIY video here.
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Laurie Ritchey says
Well, how cute is that. This looks like such a fun party. Can you "do" my next party?