Last month we announced on our DIY: Geometric Print Blouse project that we are excited to work with on a team with nine other ladies for the Cricut Design Space challenge. This month we are excited to share our second project for the challenge. I have loved communicating with each of my team members who have been great accountability and are awesome ladies to work with! I hope you will check out their blogs to see the projects they have come up with [my team members include: Kim of 733 Blog, Melanie of Artzy Creations, Bree of Classically Quirky, Asia of Sparrow Soirees, Amy of The Happy Scraps, Jessica of Pen N’ Paper Flowers, Rachel of Pencil Shavings Studio, Amy of Ameroonie Designs]. For our theme this month, we decided to focus on a theme of Wedding/Celebration with Woodland and Floral elements.
After brainstorming ideas with Kaleb a little bit, I had this strong visualization of woodsy photobooth props. Many weddings and celebrations we attend have these props and Kaleb and I have made it a goal to take as many photos in these as possible because we love them so much! We thought it would be nice to have our own props to share at events we host or attend, so these seemed like a perfect fit. And I am actually pretty excited with how they turned out. After playing around with my Explore last month, it was a little easier to get things ready to cut this time. With the Design Space, I was actually able to find pre-made elements this time to create our woodsy photobooth props. Feel free to follow my instructions below to recreate your own DIY: Photobooth Props.
Step 1: Gather your materials. You will need cardstock paper, pink felt, thin wooden craft sticks (or even wooden skewers might work), woodgrain paper, craft moss, glue gun with plenty of glue sticks, rubber cement, and hemp string.
Step 2: Use your Cricut Explore and the Design Space to design and cut out desired photobooth prop shapes. I used mustaches, lips, glasses, and ties.
Step 3: Cover your prop shapes with moss and felt and use your hot glue gun to keep these in place. For the woodgrain paper, I cut these out with the machine after these were already glued to the cardstock using the rubber cement.
Step 4: Once everything has had time to try, glue your craft sticks to the opposite side of your props on one side so that the prop will show on the subjects face.
Step 5: Put in a bucket, take to a party, and snap away with your camera!
Photography by Marilyn Nimz
**Cricut Explore used for this project *c/o Cricut