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The Lifestyle blog of Katie Storms.: something simple, something sweet, something styled.

24 October 2011

{something 29+1} DIY photo booth

I found a complete set of Star Wars sheets on my road trip to Springfield. And I only paid $10 for the full set, vintage. And that's where the photo booth starts. There and with a suitcase of props.

I know the photo of my LOML {Love of My Life}, Jv, and me is blurry. But it's the only sweet one we took. I told him we will need to recreate the shot soon. It's not every day that I get to wear my rose flower crown. Or that he wears his MadMen sweater.

I love having photos of us, family, and friends all over my home. But for some reason I always forget to take the shots when we are all together. Setting up the photo booth with my camera, a vintage sheet, and a tripod was one of the best solutions and decisions. I can't wait to order prints.

I created the props suitcase with all of our old Halloween and date party costumes. The felt mustaches and lips were a DIY using wooden dowels and stiff felt. I'll post the DIY soon. And then I added my vintage flash cards and small chalkboard for guests to spell out words. It was simply delightful.

Oh. And though the sign says open 8-9, the Photo Booth was clearly open all night long. The sign didn't seem to be as helpful as me showing people how to work the camera. But I think it was a pretty way to share the idea with guests.

Displaying the sheet turned out to be wonderfully simple since Home Wine Kitchen, the space, already had a curtain in the spot. So I just safety pinned onto it. If you don't have a space like that, I suggest using a few clips and 3M strips. Or push pins.

And this is my friend Katie. She's creative, too. And she's started her own business, SewIn2You. We didn't plan the outfits, but it was pretty darn delightful to have such a sweet and similar style. I'm glad I had two flower crowns to share.

katie scarlett


  1. this looks so fun! i want to make a photobooth for an ugly christmas sweater party i plan on having soon!

  2. How fun! My friend has a "photo booth" for her annual Halloween party. It's always a good time to goof around with.

    And my brother totally had those sheets when he was a kid.

  3. these are really cute and the star war sheet is a perfect touch!!!