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DIY New Year’s Eve Photo Op

DIY New Year’s Eve Photo Op

It’s not New Year’s without a photo booth.
  • Black tulle
  • Black glitter foam
  • Silver cardstock
  • Black poster board
  • Black duct tape
  • Double sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Masking tape
  • Push pins or command strips
  • Black ribbon
  • Star template
  • School glue
  • Glitter foam
  • White and black cardstock
  • Squawkers
  • Small wooden dowels, straws or popsicle sticks
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors or X-Acto knife
  • Paint markers in black and silver
  • Low temp hot glue gun



Download template here.

1. Print out the template and cut out a ton of stars! For the larger stars layer the inner star on the larger star to create a border if desired. Use a glue stick to adhere them.

2. Hang the tulle on your wall. You can use whatever you’d like to hang like push pins or masking tape to attach it to the top.

Pro Tip: Pleating the tulle will help hide seams and adding more layers will make the tulle darker.

3. Cover the top edge with black ribbon to create a finished look.

4. Add double sided tape to the back of your stars and attach them to the tulle.

5. To create the bows, cut a sheet of poster board in half to get two rectangles and cut the corners off of each rectangle to create a curved edge on both sides of each end.

6. Bend the rectangles in half without creasing and duct tape the tapered ends together to create the loops of the bow. Tape them together in the center.

7. Cut a long rectangle of poster board and loop it around the center. Secure with duct tape in the back.

8. Attach the bows on the sides of your photo op to frame it. Attach with push pins or command strips.


Download template here.

1. Print the template from online and cut the mouth shapes out of glitter foam sheets.

2. Cut a piece of cardstock to an oval shape that will fit behind the mouth opening. Use a black marker to draw teeth, if you’re making the mouth with braces, draw silver rectangles on as the braces and outline with black.

3. Use a low temp hot glue gun to glue the teeth to the back side of the mouth.

4. From the front, use an X-Acto knife to cut an “X” into the teeth and feed the squawker through. You may need to cut more slices than an “X” for it to fit through without ripping.

5. Use scotch tape to secure the tabs of paper around the sides of the squawker.

6. Paint a small dowel and use hot glue to attach it to the back of the mouth.

7. Set out for guests to use and enjoy!

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