DIY: Christmas Photo Booth

A week ago I mentioned that at one of my favorite Christmas parties I had set up a photo booth that was a total hit with all my guests. So I couldn’t resist putting together a photo booth station at my office holiday get together earlier this week. It’s a cheap and festive party idea and easy – putting the backdrop together only took me about fifteen minutes. All you need is 2-3 plastic tablecloths, a stapler, scissors, and holiday themed headgear and props. I’ve collected my props over the past couple years – some come from different local shops and others from Spanish street markets. Party City and Target usually have a good selection of holiday themed props as well!

Here’s a step by step how-to so you can make your own photo booth just in time for Christmas! Offer to bring it to a friend’s party (in lieu of a hostess gift) or set one up just for your family (maybe you’ll take a great shot that turns out to be next year’s Christmas card)!

Step One: Buy three rectangular plastic table cloths from a party store. I chose red, white and green of course, but colors can be changed to fit any season or occasion!

Step Two: Lay out the tablecloths on the ground, one on top of the other. Then staple them together along the top edge.

Step Three: Cut long strips from the bottom to top, about 1-2 inches apart. Then tie each strip (all three colors) together at the top, near the staples.

Step Four: Hang your photo booth backdrop on a wall, gather fun and festive props in a basket, then strike a pose and smile for the camera!

Tip: If you and your family and friends use Instagram, make a sign next to your photo booth and suggest a hashtag for everyone to use!

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