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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

LETTERING :: DIY Party Photo Props


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Hello everyone and welcome if you are new here to my blog! I was recently chosen as a Design Team Finalist for Tombow (and am super honored and excited to have a chance to make their team for 2016) and for our final project, we were asked to create something that can be used at any event and I immediately thought of photo props! I love parties. I love any kind of celebration. I also love fun party decor and creating items that make people happy. So today I am sharing with you how to make your own DIY Party Photo Props! 

As you will see, I hand lettered these but if you are not comfortable using your own hand writing, have someone else do it for you or just draw something you would like to have people hold up when taking photos, that's the great thing . . .there are NO rules, just draw what you like! ;)

I always start out with sketching out my designs in a sketch book as it ensures I get the spacing, placement and the vision in my head down on paper just the way I like it. After I am happy with the design, I erase about 95% of the drawing so I can see enough of it to ink but not see my sketch marks after it's inked. Once I decide on the colors I would like to use for my photo props, I start coloring them in and inking them out. I will mention, I did use a blender marker to get some of the gradated effects as the one that comes in my Tombow Dual Brush Pens Bright pack is awesome!

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For this project, I thought that designing at least three photo props would be good as you want to have enough so that not everyone is using the same one . . .options people, options! ;) I chose these particular sayings as they could be used for literally ANY party or celebration from birthdays to baby showers!



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This DIY craft is not only so much fun, it's pretty easy once you have your artwork done! Here's the DIY for: hand lettered DIY party photo props

1. Gather all of the ingredients you will need: your hand lettered art/artwork, some glittered scrapbook paper, a couple fat drinking straws, various Tombow Dual Brush Pens from the Bright 10-pack, Tombow MONO Permanent Adhesive and
Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive

2. Cut out all of your artwork in a shape for your props.


3.
Using the Tombow MONO Permanent Adhesive, glue your artwork onto the glittered scrapbook paper.


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4. Cut out your mounted artwork into the shape you would like the finished product to look like.


5. Using the Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive, attach the cut out mounted artwork to the fat straw (you could also use mini wood dowels if you prefer)


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  6. Say cheese! Your party photo props are ready to use at ANY celebration you have to party at!






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So have you ever made your own custom DIY photo props? Hopefully you will give these a try as people love using them when taking snapshots at a party! Please let me know . . .





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34 comments:

  1. I love your hand lettering!!!!!!!!!!!! Beautiful!

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  2. These are gorgeous and fun! LOVE!

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  3. These are so cute. I can't believe you hand letter. It blows my mind. Mine looks like chicken scratch.

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  4. Those are cute photo pops. You write so well!

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  5. I love these!! Love the colors and that they're handmade. So cute for a party.

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  6. Your hand lettering is stunning you have a real talent can you come and do my party lol!

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  7. What a great idea! I think my kids would love to have something like this - they are big into props with their videos and pictures.

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  8. Those are so cool! You are super creative. I love letter art, but don't have the talent to do something like that.

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  9. These are so cute and would be adorable in a photobooth! So much fun!

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  10. These are adorable thank you so much - what a good idea

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  11. How cute and fun. Great ideas, thanks.

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  12. We love using photo props at our parties!!! I have made my own and in a pinch I buy an already made kit. Your's are gorgeous!

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  13. I had never thought to create my own photo props - but these are awesome! My handwriting is pretty sloppy though, so I don't think mine would be as lovely

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  14. Your hand lettering is beautiful! I definitely need to to check out that brand of makers that you are using! I love the brightness!

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  15. Congratulations on being a finalist for the Tombow team, good luck!!! (I just made the Imagine Crafts team, myself, so I suppose that makes us friendly rivals, lol.) I love these signs so much! While I set out props for our Halloween party photo backdrop everyone was busy having fun on their own so they never got used. I suppose there's nothing wrong with that, though!

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  16. These are adorable and your lettering is perfect! I need to do something like this at my next party!

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  17. Congratulations on being a finalist. That is super cool. I love the signs you have made, they are very creative. You also have beautiful handwriting and I love the markers you used to make the signs. So vibrant!

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  18. Man, every time I see your creations, I grow increasingly envious of your skills. These are very cute for a party – it's the little touches like this that really elevates a gathering.

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  19. These are so cute. You have inspired me to make my own props for my wedding! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Those are very bright and cheerful - and will definitely get you in the party mood :)

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  21. this is such a wonderful idea for kids for new years eve for family parties!

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  22. These are perfect photo props! And with Grad right around the corner I am sure they will get used a lot!

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  23. These are so cute! I could totally see my tween (soon to be teen) daughter loving these for her party.

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  24. Your props are so cool! Love the colors and fonts.

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  25. Oh my gosh, so fun! I want to plan a party just so I can use these!

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  26. Those are so cute. I really love the pretty flourishes and colors!

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  27. I have a big fundraiser coming up. And the Time to Party sign is in my party colors. Such a cute idea.

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  28. Your hand lettering is so beautiful! I couldn't do it myself! Thank you so much for sharing it! Love it!

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  29. It did turn out so festive and nice. You did a great job using happy colors too!

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  30. Ashley Sparks MullinsApril 1, 2016 at 1:36 PM

    Photo props are so cute. I love using them. Yours are the cutest! :)

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  31. What cute photo props! I love phootbooths at parties!

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  32. These are so cute! My daughter is very into lettering right now!

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  33. These ate adorable! They would be great photo props for my kids birthday party.

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