10 DIY Photo Booth Ideas You’ll Want a Selfie With

Want to make your party a memorable event? This list of DIY photo booth ideas will inspire your guests to strike a pose!

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Floral Vines

No one would ever know that this photo booth background was made with supplies from the dollar store. Grab some leafy vines and flowers (be sure to choose colors to match the party theme) and connect them to make delicate vines. Find more details at This Sweet Happy Life.

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Colorful Tassels

The best DIY backdrops are made with everyday materials. This fun and colorful tassel backdrop was made with plastic tablecloths! The colors can be customized for any party theme—and the fringey layers make a big impact. Find step-by-step directions at A Kailo Chic Life.

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Paper Chains

Remember making paper chains as a kid to count down the days to a big event? Turns out when you make a couple of dozen of them, in beautiful colors, those simple chains can be transformed into the perfect photo booth backdrop. Find out how to make your own over at The Pretty Life Girls.

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Giant Paper Fringe

This fringey background shared by Round Town Events is made with rolls of crepe paper. Cut the paper on both sides to make fringe, then hang on the wall. Twist and fluff the paper to get the full effect, and add a Happy Birthday sign as the finishing touch. Find more ideas for hosting get-togethers.

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Ribbon and Fabric

Add a little sparkle to any celebration with this simple ribbon and fabric backdrop. Start with a strong string or cable. Tie strips of sequin fabric, lace and ribbon. To save time, you can buy this version from Etsy. (We won’t tell.)

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Paper Plates

You read that right—this gorgeous backdrop is made with paper plates! Simply punch holes in the plates and connect with binder rings. The result is proof that inexpensive materials can make a big splash. (Thanks to @thussfarrell on Instagram for sharing!)

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Twinkle Lights and Tulle

This elegant background is made with twinkle lights, a white plastic tablecloth and layers of tulle. The soft light is flattering on anyone, ensuring all your party guests will love posing for photos! See all the details at Six Clever Sisters.

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Folded Paper

If you’re looking for something more modern, try making this geometric folded paper backdrop. It looks complicated, but only requires folding each cardstock paper square in half once, and taping it to the wall. See the full DIY over at Ruffled Blog.

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Coffee Filters

This display of coffee filters is a little time consuming to put together but makes a beautiful backdrop. To start, dip dye the filters in food coloring or fabric dye to make the ombre effect. Find the project guide at Boots and Cats and check out more clever uses for coffee filters here.

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Paper Confetti

This confetti photo booth background would put anyone in the party mood! It couldn’t be easier to make. Simply cut circles, squares and rectangles in your choice of colors; then attach to the wall in random clusters. Find more DIY details at Love The Day.

Erica Young
Erica is a cleaning and home décor expert. She knows exactly how to tidy a filthy kitchen and straighten out a mixed-up pantry! When she's not writing you'll find her organizing a closet, buying more bins she doesn't need or bingeing her latest TV show obsession.