One of my bride and grooms requested a photo booth for their wedding and I was immediately up for it. It is my first time doing one but never to be put off by a bit of DIY and with the help of good old Pinterest, I set about creating one this weekend. Well, let me rephrase that- I decided how I wanted it to look and then my husband made it into something workable! I love that I got to put two of my Organic Bloom frames to work and I am super excited to use this at Matt and Nan’s wedding this weekend. Time to scour a few local antique shops for some awesome props!
To make your own this is what you will need
16×20 Frames or larger (I used two Organic Bloom Frames in June and Cary Grant, both in Metallic Yellow Gold)
Vintage wallpaper ( I used 1- 14 yard 20″ pre-trimmed roll)
2 pieces of lightweight plywood
9 2×1 in battens
4 small hinges
4 bolts with washers and wingnuts
small wood screws
1 very patient partner who will continue to help even when you tell him he is doing it wrong!
Fun wedding guests
**Disclaimer** (I will give instructions as if I am the one who built this. Everytime I say we, I mean my husband. However, I did supervise so I will act like I know what I am talking about)-
I wanted a photo booth that could fit in my car and would be easy to set up if I had to do it on my own. Those were the two contributing factors in how we built it. If you have more space you could make it taller or wider.
The first thing I did was have the lovely man at Home Depot cut my plywood down to 72in x40in. This way I knew it would fit in the back of my car. They will do this for free.
Once you are in the safety of your own work space, screw your pieces of batten around the edge of the plywood.
Next we Put the two pieces of plywood together with hinges.
Now I can fold the whole thing in half so that it is transportable.
Then we drilled holes in the side battens and attached the legs to stand it upright. We added two arms at the bottom of each leg with the remaining bolts. This is so I can throw two heavy sandbags on top of each and keep it from toppling over.
At this point I got bored of documenting the process. Yes that is right, a photographer who got bored of photographing, the garage was too cold!
We measured the frames, decided where I wanted them to hang, marked it and cut them out with a jigsaw. Make sure your cutouts are slightly larger than actual inside frame measurements. That way the frame hides the edges of the cut-out.
We applied the wallpaper. There was a lot of arguing at this point in the process. Not a big fan of wallpapering! Left it to dry for 24 hours.
Lastly we hung the frames and Voila! we were left with the finished product above.
Can’t wait to see what we get with a bit of guest involvement.