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Homemade “Kissing Booth” {DIY Photo Booth}

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diy kissing photo booth

We’ve definitely seen homemade photo booths with all different themes around here (most recently Willy Wonka & Toy Story) but this is the first time we’ve received an actual Kissing Booth!

Mary from A Silly Whim enjoyed the photo booth at her wedding so much that she wanted to try making one herself – and she did a fantastic job of bringing this one to life! This concept could of course be translated to any theme you like – ticket booth for a carnival party, lemonade stand for a summer birthday bash, and so on…

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Homemade props & and a breakdown of how they were made
  • Instant photos {great favor idea!}
  • Funny photo booth props on sticks

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PARTY DETAILS, as told by Mary

Back in 2009, my husband and I had a photo booth at our wedding and ever since then I really wanted to make my own DIY photo booth (I even asked for a Polaroid camera for my birthday). So, I Valentine’s Day with my idea for a photo booth and came up with the ‘Kissing Booth’ concept.

I am not a carpenter or an artist, so the fact that I made this booth was quite an accomplishment! I actually went to three different stores before I finally got over my intimidation and found a very helpful salesperson to assist me. I was intimated because I wasn’t exactly sure what to ask for (type of wood, exact dimensions… I had no clue), so I just explained to the salesman what I wanted to build and how I pictured it to look and he helped me figure out what I needed.  He even cut the wood to size which was very helpful since I didn’t even own a saw (did I mention that I am not a carpenter?)! Plus, I needed him to cut the pieces small enough to fit into my car (a minor detail I didn’t consider in advance). Although I didn’t have a saw, my husband did have an old drill buried in our shed that I used to screw all the pieces together.  It may not have been perfectly level or straight, but it looked cute!

The props I also made myself by googling “lip template” or “mouth cutout” and printing them at home on card stock. I then cut them out and taped them to the sticks.

Vendor Credit
  • Lumber : local lumberyard and hardware store called M&S Building Supply (less than $20)
  • Paint: Orchard Supply & Hardware
  • Wood Letters: Beverly’s
By | 2017-01-26T16:27:07+00:00 May 15th, 2012|Valentine's Day|5 Comments

About the Author:

JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource. HWTM brings creative entertaining ideas to light through an inspirational “how-to” website and popular daily blog. Having hosted countless celebrations herself, ranging from special occasion showers and everyday get-togethers to large events, Sbranti now shares her contemporary style and no-fuss approach to entertaining with others. Her ideas have been featured in media outlets such as People, InStyle Weddings, Life&Style, Real Simple, and Extra! TV, and she is a featured contributor for several well-respected online communities, including iVillage.com and BHG.com. Sbranti resides in San Diego with her husband {and business partner} Sonny and their sweet 1-year old daughter, Macy.

5 Comments

  1. kelly May 15, 2012 at 10:28 am

    This is too cute! What kind of wood was used?? And do you know the dimensions??? I love this idea : )

  2. Stacie O. September 25, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    What kind of camera is that? Does it print the pic also?

  3. Susan Victoria Bain January 16, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    i love this! what were you dimensions? i really want to make one for my daughters 2nd bday im planning in march!!!

  4. Remi Zagari November 5, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Thats pretty awesome!

  5. Katie January 21, 2016 at 7:56 am

    Could you please give more info on the camera? It looks like a phone. And does it print also and where did you buy it? Thank you for your fantastic idea!!

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