How to Make a Holographic Photo Booth Backdrop for Your Wedding
A photo booth’s always a winner at a wedding, right? If you’re looking for a way to spruce up a blank corner in your venue and entertain your guests, then this holographic backdrop idea is for you. Using fancy iridescent cellophane, a simple backdrop stand and some holographic card this budget friendly DIY will definitely be a talking point on your big day. Watch the video tutorial below to see how we did it:
DIY HOLOGRAPHIC PHOTO BOOTH
You will need:
A backdrop stand - or even a clothes rail would work.
Holographic cellophane (at least 15m)
Clear tape and double sided tape
A craft knife, or a Cricut machine
Photo booth props
A box to keep your props in
Step one: Gather your props
If you are the lucky owner of a Cricut machine, you could design and make your own props - or I can make some for you. Spoiler alert, the props in the video will be available to buy in the shop soon.
Don’t forget to grab a pretty box to display all your props in - lining it with holographic cellophane will help to bring the whole thing together.
Step two: cut some geometric shapes
Cut some large triangles and other geometric shapes from the holographic card using a craft knife and cutting mat, or with a Cricut machine. These work best if they are a range of different sizes and shapes, depending on how big your photo booth backdrop is going to be.
STEP THREE: SET UP YOUR BACKDROP
The best thing to do is to find a suitable place in your venue and set the backdrop up in situ rather than setting it up before hand and moving it around. We recommend a nice sheltered area without too much wind (ideally indoors) - otherwise you will have a holographic sail on your hands!
Set up your backdrop stand first and adjust it to fit your space. Then wrap the holographic cellophane around the stand, once around the front and once around the back, in sections until the full stand is covered. Tape into place with the clear tape.
STEP FOUR: ADD YOUR SHAPES
Use double sided tape to add your geometric shapes to the top of the backdrop, framing the edges.
STEP FIVE: Strike a pose
Grab a friend and some props, and you’re good to go. Bonus points if you have your own wedding hashtag, so that after the day you can relive those silly shots.
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