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DIY Photo Booth Frames

Posted February 26, 2011 | 18 Comments

DIY photo booth frames are an interactive way for your guests to strike up some fun! No need to hold up frames as props this year, lovelies – these frames hang directly from branches and double as whimsical decor. All you need is a tree with a strong branch (or two, or three), a scenic background, ornate picture frames, and sturdy fabric to hang the frames. Be sure to find frames with bright colors so the photos really POP (see the image example below). Your guests will love to step right up and smile for a ridiculously cute + memorable photo keepsake. For added fun, use oval frames and have guests stand to the side for fun silhouettes!

photo booth silhouette

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And, of course, we’ve got you covered with some awesome, colorful hand-painted frames to help you plan your unique photo booth:

hot pink ornate picture frame

shabby chic frames

shabby chic frames

colorful ornate frames

hot pink picture frame photo booth

blue ornate picture frame

decorative purple frame

aqua ornate picture frame

ornate blue picture frame

top image: source / via source || most frames above via source (except last two blue frames via source)

Hope this fun little DIY project helps to jump-start your creativity!


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18 Responses to “DIY Photo Booth Frames”

  1. Erika {Borrowed&Bleu}
    February 26th, 2011 @ 5:39 pm

    Beautiful! I really love the idea of using bright colors to make the photos pop!

  2. lizzie
    February 26th, 2011 @ 7:42 pm

    i love this idea! would be so cute to have a plain white background and a bunch of different colors!

  3. Chandra - Oh Lovely Day
    February 26th, 2011 @ 8:34 pm

    Great DIY project, and so easy!

  4. Judi Painted it
    February 26th, 2011 @ 8:56 pm

    Very cool idea!

  5. Elysa
    February 27th, 2011 @ 4:34 am


    This post is the first one that I read of yours. I came across your blog while looking for fun photobooth decor ideas, and I have literally been reading through your posts for hours!! I’ve gotten lots of ideas for various events–my sorority actually has an event on Wednesday, and I’d love to use this idea! Great creative inspiration; even though I’m still in college, I’m starting to bookmark ideas for my future wedding ;)

    - Elysa

  6. Naomi
    February 27th, 2011 @ 1:58 pm

    Love this idea. How simple and easy!

  7. Emma@EmmalineBride
    March 1st, 2011 @ 10:55 am

    Hi Elysa!
    Thank you so much for your kind words! I’m happy to hear you have been enjoying our blog. We’d love to see pictures from your sorority event. Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

  8. Emma@EmmalineBride
    March 1st, 2011 @ 10:58 am

    I agree! The blue in this image especially pops! With this DIY, you could also find old frames and paint them yourself in brighter colors or a palette to match the wedding decor! Thanks for the comment!

  9. Emma@EmmalineBride
    March 1st, 2011 @ 10:59 am

    Lizzie, love the idea of hanging a printed background, too. So many variations of this DIY!

  10. Emma@EmmalineBride
    March 1st, 2011 @ 11:00 am

    Thanks, Naomi! I may just have to throw an outdoor party this summer just to try it out. :)

  11. Emma@EmmalineBride
    March 1st, 2011 @ 11:00 am

    Thanks, Judi! Glad you liked it!

  12. Emma@EmmalineBride
    March 1st, 2011 @ 11:00 am

    I can’t believe how easy it is! I think the photos would come out really cute, too. :)
    Thanks for stopping by, Chandra!

  13. Aleah + Nick
    May 16th, 2011 @ 10:15 pm

    Loving this! I just emailed this post off to one of our couples creating their own photo booth.

  14. donaville
    May 16th, 2011 @ 10:46 pm

    superb idea! i was thinking of building a photobooth and hanging wallpaper as a backdrop for an upcoming birthday, but this is a lot simpler!

  15. caroline
    May 27th, 2011 @ 6:05 pm

    what a beautiful and fun idea!

  16. Meagan
    June 29th, 2011 @ 12:54 pm

    Really great! Where is the beautiful blue frame with the model from? Love it!

  17. Emma | Emmaline Bride
    May 13th, 2014 @ 7:21 pm

    They’re not metal, I believe they’re painted wood frames. You can buy frames for cheap at thrift stores or estate sales and refurbish them with a fresh coat of paint and colorful ribbon (for hanging).

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