As soon as I decided on Sophia’s party theme as vintage and shabby chic I knew I wanted to have a photo booth too. I wanted to make the photo booth fun and an activity for the kids at the party. I set to work making the props.
The first step was to make the thought bubbles. It was actually really easy to do. First, I found chalk board contact paper on Amazon.com. Then I set out to my local craft store and got some black foam board. I used black foam board so that it matched the chalk board contact paper. The contact paper is self-adhesive so all I had to do was slowly take the backing off while smoothing it onto the foam board with a ruler. I let the contact paper adhere overnight and then used a piece of chalk to outline my bubbles. Once I had them the way I liked I just cut them out with my Martha craft knife.
I was super lucky and found funny mustaches at Michaels in the dollar bins. I just glued them to some black felt and cut them out. Once they dried I super glued a wooden dowel to them. I also printed up a red paper I made in Photoshop and cut out some funny lips and glued them to wooden dowels.
My mom had a vintage chenille peacock bedspread that was perfect for the backdrop. The colors looked beautiful with the afternoon sun in the background. The kids had a great time deciding on what they wanted their bubbles to say. Here is the finished product.