New Year’s Eve is coming soon and we’re here to help you celebrate with these fabulous DIY New Year’s Eve photo booth props.
Last year, as part of our Testor’s Crafternoons, we created this tutorial to show you how to make your own New Years photo booth props.
It was such a hit, that we want to share it with you again now to help you ring in 2020.
This holiday activity gives you extra quality time with your family and friends. First, you get to spend time together crafting gorgeous New Years Eve party hats, photo booth props, and glittery champagne glasses. Then you get to celebrate together with your fabulous New Years creations.
This craft and video are part of our ongoing sponsored partnership with Testors Crafternoons.
Create a stunning DIY New Year’s Eve Photo Booth complete with DIY Photo Props for the most memorable New Year’s Eve celebration your family has ever had.
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This Testors Crafternoons project is a DOUBLE win for family time fun — together with your family, have fun painting and crafting as you create an incredible photo backdrop and photo props, including sparkly party hats, goofy glasses, and more. Then, after your project is complete, have a blast photographing each other as you bring in the New Year with sparkles and smiles!
You can use your DIY New Year’s Eve Photo Booth for a New Year’s party, your family New Year celebration, or even a family photo shoot. And after the New Year celebrations are over, you can easily pack it all up and store it until next year.
We used several Testors products in these crafts including…
- Testors Craft Acrylic paint
- Testors CreateFX Glitter paint
- Testors Craft Glitter Sealer
- Testors Dimensional Craft Paste
- Testors Clear Spray Adhesive
- Rust-Oleum Imagine Metallic paints
- Rust-Oleum Glitter Spray paint
DIY New Year’s Eve Photo Booth Props
Printable Photo Prop Templates
Tip 1 – Paint Your Props
Save your printer ink and have more fun PAINTING with our printable photo prop templates.
Many colored printables use a lot of expensive printer ink. So save that ink, and get creative painting your photo booth props.
Not only will your photo props look incredible, but you and your family will also have a ton of fun together painting them!
Tip 2 – Use Sturdy Paper or Foam Core
You can use sturdy poster paper, cardstock, or foam core to make your photo props.
Tip 2 – Add Flair
To add more color and flair to your photo props, cut out extra pieces of your props, such as ribbons and bows, and paint separately.
Tip 3 – Sand Your Edges
Use fine sandpaper to smooth out any rough cutting edges on your foam core or poster paper cutouts.
Tip 4 – Strengthen Your Props
Strengthen weak areas of your props with masking tape. It won’t show since you will be painting your props.
Tip 5 – Add Patterns and Texture
Use stencils, foam brushes, and washi tape to add patterns to your photo props.
You can also use Testors Dimensional Paint to add texture to your photos props.
Tip 6 – Shimmer and Shine
After painting your props with acrylic paint, add extra shimmer and shine with a quick spray of Testors CreateFX Glitter Paint.
Tip 7 – Reinforce The Back
Reinforce your dowels by hot gluing an additional piece of cardstock to the back.
How To Make Glitter Champagne Glasses
These glitter painted champagne glasses are so fun to use as props in your photo booth.
Please note that glasses with paint close to or up to the rim are to be used as a decorative prop. Liquids should not be consumed from them.
Tip 1 – Use Dollar Store Champagne Glasses
Buy second-hand champagne glasses from a thrift store or buy inexpensive glasses from a dollar store.
Tip 2 – Get Plastic For Kids
If older kids want to get into the action spray painting or you have young children who may want to use the glasses, buy plastic champagne glasses.
Tip 3 – Protect The Glass While Working
Cover the bottom of the glasses with masking tape and use paper towels or tissues to protect the inside of the glasses.
Tip 4 – Spray Paint Lightly
For best results, spray paint from 10-12″ inches away and spray a light coat of paint. After the first coat has dried for at least 20 minutes, repeat with a second coat if desired.
Tip 5 – Make Patterns With Masking Tape
Use masking tape to create patterns on the glasses. Allow to dry before removing the masking tape.
Tip 6 – Get Glittery
For a frosted, glittery look, apply Testors CreateFX or Rustoleum Glitter Paint directly to the glass.
For a solid metallic look, use Rustoleum Metallic.
For a solid, glittery glass, apply a coat of Rustoleum Metallic and, once dry, apply a coat of Testors CreateFX or Rustoleum Glitter Paint.
Tip 7 – Seal and Dry
To seal glitter paint, apply a coat of Testors CreateFX Glitter Sealer or Rustoleum Glitter Sealer. Allow to dry for 48 before hand washing. Do not use in the dishwasher.
Tip 8 – Touch Up
If you need to make any touch ups, spray some extra paint onto tin foil and use a paintbrush to fix small areas.
How To Make Party Hats
Tip 1 – Use Strong Paper
Use cardstock or heavy poster paper to make your party hats.
Tip 2 – How To Easily Make A Party Hat Template
Easily create your own party hat template by using a string to draw an even three/eighths of a circle.
For a child’s hat, mark string at 7 and 1/4 inches for an adult hat, mark string at 7 and 3/4 inches.
Cut out a small circle at the point of your hat so there will be an opening at the top of the hat when you have formed your cone shape.
Cut out your first hat and use as a template for additional hats as well as any fabric overlays you plan on using.
Tip 3 – Paint Party Hats With Acrylic Paints
Use acrylic paints, foam brushes, stencils, and washi tape to add patterns and designs to your hats.
To add extra shimmer to your hat, spray Testors CreateFX Glitter Paint after painting.
Tip 4 – Add Extra Designs
For some designs, it is easier to leave your hat flat until you or your child are finished coloring and painting.
For other designs, such as adding a fabric overlay, it may be easier to add after you have shaped your hat into a cone.
Tip 5 – How To Add Fabric To A Party Hat
To smoothly and easily add fabric to your hat, use Testors Craft Clear Spray Adhesive.
The spray adhesive is perfect for adding delicate or glittery fabrics. For fabrics that drop glitter, add further protection by also applying Testors Craft Glitter Sealer.
Tip 6 – How To Add An Elastic Strap To A Party Hat
Once your hat is formed, use a large needle or pierce a hole to thread through the elastic cord or elastic thread to create an elastic strap for your hat. Knot the cord/thread on the insides of the hat.
Tip 7 – Decorate With Tinsel
Use tinsel or feather garland to decorate the top and the rim of your hats.
Cut a 4-6 inch piece of garland and thread through the top of the hat. Twist around the top to create a ball.
Starting at the back of your hat, hot glue garland around the rim of your hat.
Tip 8 – Finishing Touches
Print and cut out Happy New Year printable. Glue to a piece of cardstock or poster paper and then hot glue to the front of your party hat. Decorate as you wish.
More Holiday Crafts
If you are looking for more fun craft ideas, check out some of our other Testors Craft projects…
- How to Paint Rocks for the Holidays
- How to Make a Handmade Breakfast Tray
- How to Make a DIY Pallet Photo Frame
- How to Airbrush Personalized Shirts for Kids
- DIY Snowman Tin Can Toss
- How to Paint Gaming Controllers
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Testors. Thanks for reading and sharing.
Written by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom
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