A Peek at the Fun: This DIY party photo booth is perfect for any event! Make it for a graduation, a birthday party or any fun occasion and let your guests take their pictures in a frame made with balloons! So fun and creative!
Our friendship started years ago when we started taking on PTA projects as an excuse to hang out with each other. We’ve run school carnivals, been in charge of teacher appreciation and we’ve even been co PTA presidents.
This year though we took on something new…we were in charge of 6th-grade graduation.
As part of the celebration, we wanted a place for parents and their little grads to take pictures after the event, so we put together this DIY party photo booth made from balloons!
How fun is that!?
This DIY party photo booth could be used for any occasion! Got a birthday party? Perfect. Maybe a retirement or a graduation like we used it for?
For any occasion when people want pictures, this is a perfect idea!
How to Make a Photo Booth:
This is a little bit of a time commitment to make this cute party photo booth, but we LOVE how it turned out and the kids seemed to love it too!
- Balloons-we used 5-inch balloons and used about 100-120 of each color
- Packing Tape
- Party accents (like the graduation signs we used)
- PVC pipe (see cutting instructions below)
How to Make Photo Booth Frame:
You will need a frame to create this fun party photo booth. We (and by we, we mean Danetta’s husband) were able to do it easily with PVC pipe which made it easy to transport as well. Here’s how.
Our frame was 4 and 1/2 feet wide by 4 feet high with legs. Pretty simple!
Photo Booth Supplies and Cutting Guide:
We used 1 1/2 inch wide PVC pipe. Get three long pieces that you can cut down, plus the connectors listed below.
- Cut 2 pipes that are 4 feet long
- Cut 2 pipes that are 4 1/2 feet long
- Buy 4 T connectors
- Buy 2 corners
- Cut 2 pipes 26 inches long
- Cut 4 pieces that are 21 inches long
Party Photo Booth Assembly Instructions:
Grab two corners and connect one on each end of one of your 4 1/2 foot pieces. This will be the top of your frame.
Then connect your 4-foot pieces in the corners to create the sides of your frame.
Place a T connector at the bottom of each of the side pieces. Add the last 4 1/2 foot piece across the bottom and your 26-inch pieces to make the legs.
Then add a T connector at the bottom of each leg and connect a 21-inch piece in each side to create the stand.
And you’re all set! Now it’s time to add balloons!
Balloon Photo Frame:
Once your frame is done, you will need to blow up a LOT of balloons. The good news is that they are pretty easy to blow up. One big breath will fill the whole 5-inch balloons, so put on a good show and start blowing them up.
Or, you can also use an air compressor-which we did-to save yourself the blowing. It took probably an hour total for us to blow up all of these balloons-not too bad!
To add the balloons to the frame, we found that the easiest way was to use small pieces of packing tape and tape the bottom of the balloon-the part you tied to the frame.
Then just pack the ballons in close to each other, trying to make sure you don’t have gaps, but also remember you don’t really need to fill in the back.
Once that frame is all filled with balloons, you can add little accents if you want. We added little graduation signs in a few places.
We also put some of them on sticks so that they could be photo booth props as well.
Portable Photo Booth:
In case you need to move this, it can be done! We put this in the back of a pickup truck and carefully drove it to the location we needed it and it held up great! The legs are removable as needed as well.
We love how this turned out and hope you will too! We’d love to see pics of yours when you create them! Tag us on social media at @funsquaredblog!
Have FUN making this DIY Party Photo Booth!
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So fun! This would be awesome for so many different events too! Can’t wait to try!
Patricia Kolb says
So fun. We are in charge of 5th grade graduation. Definitely going to try this. Would love if you could share any other ideas you did for graduation!!!