Painted Photo Booth Props

Time: 40 minutes
Materials: wooden photo booth props, acrylic paint, brush

Painted Photo Booth PropsIf there’s one thing I love, it’s a good photo booth. For those of you who I met at Craftcation, you’ve experienced this joy firsthand. When thinking about the upcoming event Hello Lidy and I are hosting at West Elm (get your tickets here!), I knew we’d have to have props to choose from. Because really, what is a photo booth without acting like a fool?

Painted Photo Booth PropsI found these wooden props at Michael’s. If you don’t happen to live near one, try these printable photo booth props instead!

Painted Photo Booth PropsChoose your colors and start painting. Let your base coat dry before applying a second coat or before moving on to patterns.

Painted Photo Booth PropsIf you don’t have the steadiest of hands, or if you haven’t practiced painting in a while, I would stress not to be overly ambitious with your pattern design. During this project I thought I would test out a series of new patterns and ended up with one big mess (see above– yes I thought I’d fix my mistake by spray painting the whole thing black).

Good news though! If you do mess up, just use a little sandpaper to strip some of the paint and smooth out the texture. You may have to apply a few extra coats of the new color, but it’ll work. Trust me on this one. To keep it simple, you can make polka dots with the end of your paint brush.

Painted Photo Booth Props Aren’t these fun?! Can’t wait to put these to the test in LA; hope to see you there!

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