Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Deets Part 5: Fauxto Booth props

I'm a little hesitant to post pictures of the props I made, because I kinda want them to be a surprise at the wedding! But, I don't think very many of our guests read my blog.. so I think it's ok to share.

Everything was made from items purchased at Hobby Lobby (which I am addicted to like crack! Why must they sell such awesome stuff?!).

Props in this photo include items made from: wood- the star wand (which still needs ribbon) and the pirate mask (premade from HobLob, I just painted it); stiff felt sheets- mustaches and the two pairs of red retro glasses, as well as the black ball on the green microphone; sheets of foam paper stuff- weiner, kanye west blue glasses, broken heart, giant mouths and pirate patch; the two masks were also acquired form HobLob, one was painted silver with red feathers glued on, and the other was painted black first, then covered with red and black feathers.

There is also an abundance of old bead necklaces from one boobie showing or another...
Two empty picture frames for people to.. well, frame themselves with and two chalkboards (one not pictured that I just painted last night on an old piece of canvas).  The red and black chalkboard is from Wal Mart and  was about $3 and came unfinished. It's pretty much layered pieces of MDF, and is VERY rough on the edges... so if you buy something like this from Wal Mart, make sure you sand it first. The chalkboard paint and red paint I already had...

Here's a close up of the two masks. They had strings on them so you could put them on your face, but we cut those off and glued 12 inch dowel rods painted black on them instead.

The giant lips are from HobLob too, from the Valentine's Day section.. they were a random purchase (only $1) and I thought it would be funny.

Ain't he just darlin?!
 The foam sheets of "paper" came in a pack of 30-40 pages, and cost about $10. I still have tons left. We probably used maybe 5 sheet's max from the pack.

The stiff felt  sheets were $0.50-$0.75 each (I can't remember exactly), and we bought 3 (red, black and brown). It's perfect for the mustaches, and holds up nicely. No need to glue the shapes to cardboard for support.

The feathers came in a package and cost about $2.00, and we still have TONS left. Masks were $1.99 each...paint I already had in various colors. The pirate mask was $1.00 and so was the wooden star. The pack of dowels came 12 to a pack for about $2.00 or so.  The two frames I already had, but I got from Goodwill awhile back for a buck or two each...

All together, we spent less than $25 on items for props!!! That's great! I'm pretty sure we had a coupon or two as well, so the cost could very well have been under $20, and I still have a lot of stuff left over for future projects!


  1. Looks great! Your guests are going to have a blast!

  2. Love all your props! We're having a photobooth as well and I need to start hunting for some cool had some great ideas :)