25 DIY Photo Booth Ideas

25 DIY Photo Booth Ideas For Your Next Shindig

25 DIY Photo Booth Ideas For Your Next Shindig

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

Paper Chain Backdrop | DIY Photo Booth Ideas For Your Next Shindig
image via Bespoke Bride

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

Ticket Backdrop | DIY Photo Booth Ideas For Your Next Shindig
image via Lovely Indeed

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

Door Screen Backdrop | DIY Photo Booth Ideas For Your Next Shindig
image via Not Just A Housewife

These old doors assembled together will make a lovely backdrop for a photo. This tutorial even took it one step further and used it as a wedding ceremony 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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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

Paper Fan Backdrop | DIY Photo Booth Ideas For Your Next Shindig
image via A Pretty Cool Life

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

Gold Sequins Backdrop | DIY Photo Booth Ideas For Your Next Shindig
image via Oh Happy Day

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

Floating Confetti Backdrop | DIY Photo Booth Ideas For Your Next Shindig
image via Studio DIY

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

Scalloped Backdrop | DIY Photo Booth Ideas For Your Next Shindig
image via Poppytalk

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

Flower Garland Backdrop | DIY Photo Booth Ideas For Your Next Shindig
image via Elli

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

Harry Potter Photo Booth | DIY Photo Booth Ideas For Your Next Shindig
image via Kristen Fortenberry

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

$10 Backdrop Frame | DIY Photo Booth Ideas For Your Next Shindig
image via Happiness Is Homemade

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

Cut Out Boards | DIY Photo Booth Ideas For Your Next Shindig
image via Sowdering About

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 Backdrop | DIY Photo Booth Ideas For Your Next Shindig
image via Kojo Designs

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

Ombre Tissue Backdrop | DIY Photo Booth Ideas For Your Next Shindig
image via Lovely Indeed

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!

18. Metallic Fringe Backdrop

Metallic Fringe Backdrop | DIY Photo Booth Ideas For Your Next Shindig
image via My Life At Playtime

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

Ribbon And Lace Backdrop | DIY Photo Booth Ideas For Your Next Shindig
image via Oh Lovely Day

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

Hot Air Balloon Photo Booth | DIY Photo Booth Ideas For Your Next Shindig
image via Oh Happy Day

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

Raining Photo Booth | DIY Photo Booth Ideas For Your Next Shindig
image via Caught On A Whim

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

Photo Booth Props | DIY Photo Booth Ideas For Your Next Shindig
image via Thinking Closet

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

Tulle And String Lights Backdrop | DIY Photo Booth Ideas For Your Next Shindig
image via Hoosier Homemade

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

Invitation Backdrop | DIY Photo Booth Ideas For Your Next Shindig
image via Averie Lane

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

DIY Photo Booth | DIY Photo Booth Ideas For Your Next Shindig
image via Meadow Street Memoirs

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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