Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Make It: Kentucky Derby Photo Booth Props

Photo booths are the one trend that I don’t think I’ll ever grow tired of.  I’m pretty much of the mindset that every party needs one.  Goofy pictures + goofy props = goofy good memories. 

And I’m totally down with that.

Kentucky Derby Photo Booth Props

The biggest party day in Louisville is right around the corner (that’s Derby Day for my non-local readers), so I’ve created a couple of additional photo props you can add to your mustaches-on-sticks:  A mint julep cup and a derby hat.  Because, right?  No Kentucky Derby party is complete without these.

Kentucky Derby Photo Prop Tutorials

Kentucky Derby Photo Booth Props

Download the free photo prop template HERE and you’ll receive:  Talk bubble, male derby hat, female derby hat, mustache, bow tie, neck tie, glasses, and mint julep cup.

Cut your talk bubble out of black poster board and you can use chalk to write and erase messages. 

Kentucky Derby Photo Booth Props

To make the (female) derby hat:  You’ll need hat TEMPLATE, cardstock, scissors, glue, ribbon, silk flowers, feathers or other embellishments, and a stick such as a bamboo skewer or popsicle stick.  1)Download the free template.  Print directly onto heavy cardstock or print then trace and cut from heavy cardstock.  2) Glue on your strip of ribbon.  3)  Glue on feathers.  4) Glue on silk flowers.  5) Glue stick on back.  6) Snap fancy photos.

Kentucky Derby Photo Booth Props

To make the mint julep:  You’ll need cup and mint leaves TEMPLATE, cardstock, scissors, glue, silver glitter, and a stick such as a bamboo skewer or popsicle stick.  1)Download the free template.  Print directly onto heavy cardstock or print then trace and cut from heavy cardstock.  2) Brush glue over the cup in a very thin layer so your paper doesn’t warp.  3) Sprinkle on glitter.  4) Attach the mint leaves.  5)  Glue stick on back.  6)  Snap outrageous photos.

Kentucky Derby Photo Booth Props

Kentucky Derby Photo Booth Props

Happy party planning, DIY’ers!

~julee~

10 comments:

  1. Yay! I love how the photos turned out! Haha!

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  2. Thank you! These are great! I love your ideas! I enjoy your blog so very much!

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  4. What fun are these!!! Pinning!! Just dropping in from the Google Friend Connect Blog Hop to meet and follow:)) (via GFC:))

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  5. So fun! I love the picture frames.

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  6. These turned out pretty cute. Easy to make to it seems. A friend of mine has these derby parties and I am going to have to show these to him so they can make these. Thanks for the info and the pictures

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  7. I did this at my sisters wedding! It was a huge hit!

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