Some products below were given to me in exchange for writing this post. All ideas, thoughts and opinions are my own.
We are in the home stretch of the holiday season, New Year’s Eve is coming up and if you are like me, you are probably going to be home, or at most, at a friend’s house. Ever since I had my daughter, NYE has never been a holiday where I go out, primary due to the price of baby sitters. I would much rather have a gathering at my house with some snacks and a photo booth because really all you need in life to make memories are pictures and food. Today I am sharing my super easy NYE photo booth backdrop using things you probably have in your holiday decor boxes or can snag on clearance right after Christmas.
Isn’t that sassy little red head blowing glitter all over the floor adorable? The only thing better is the look of horror that was on my husband’s face while we took this picture. Needless to say he is not a super fan of the glitter… especially on the carpet. But those are details we will not be concerning ourselves with for this post. Back to the crafting, it all started with these amazing 8 and 10 inch foam balls from my besties over at Make It: Fun. Aren’t they beautiful?
If you are in to craft supplies then you totally see what I am saying here, and the only thing that would make them better? You guessed it, let’s cover them in glitter! I used Mod Podge and larger glitter to cover a few of them, not all, though it was tempting.
I would suggest doing this in sections because the Mod Podge will dry as you go so dab some on and then pour on the glitter and repeat this as necessary. I found that a small bowl was a great way to prop up the foam ball while I was glittering.
After that, I covered an extra wall with clearance wrapping paper and started hanging all of the balls. I use painters tape at the top and if you don’t like the look you can add a solid duct tape over the painter’s tape and your walls stay safe! I have a couple of nails in the ceiling because I often do photo booths here but in the past I have also hung Command Hooks to hang things from that needed to be removed. I tied ribbons onto the nails and then used FloraCraft Floral Pins to secure the ribbon into the foam ball. For the back drop I covered them in a variety of materials to create different textures and visual interest.
The banner that I hung at Avery’s height was made with scrapbook paper, my banner punch board, and some vinyl numbers I cut using my Cricut. I glued the pennants to plain back ribbon and hot glued it right to the wrapping paper.
Once it is all set up, you can start snapping photos! Photo props are fun and can be printed from a number of websites (the beauty of Pinterest) or picked up at the craft store. My tiny human is quite sassy so she thoroughly enjoyed just posing. Not shocking considering she has had a camera in her face since she was born.
How do you celebrate New Year’s Eve? Let me know in the comments below!