DIY Roundup: Festive Photo Booth Ideas For Fall

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Photo booths are all the rage – and we know why! It’s the perfect activity for everyone to chip in (big or small); it’s as simple as setting up a backdrop and putting the props together.

The result? Lots of laughs, in addition to a pile of memories!

With Thanksgiving on the way, it’s the perfect time to set up a fall-themed photo booth to catch the last days of the season. We’ve gathered up our favorite ideas from around the web, so grab the kids and let’s get started! It’s a magnificent way to entertain a ton of people at holiday gatherings – and you can turn the photos into unique Christmas cards or gifts.

Setting Up Your Backdrop

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This one couldn’t be easier! Just hang a sheet onto a clothesline and string some banners across in your favorite autumnal colors. If you’re going specifically for a Thanksgiving theme, you can’t go wrong with a “Give Thanks” banner! Now it’s time to finish off your lovely setting with all the fall objects you can gather: corn stalks, bales of hay, and a friendly scarecrow if you’ve got one.


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If you’re doing this same-day and don’t have enough time to grab all those props, don’t let that stop you! Just set up shop against the gorgeous trees in your backyard and use up those leftover pumpkins from Halloween.


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For a bit more texture , you can also tie multi-colored strips of cloth to a clothesline in a seasonal colors and watch the whole family dance around inside. This also gives the opportunity for those cute now-you-see-me-now-you-don’t snaps.

Preparing The Right Props


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With some construction paper, a little creativity, and some elbow grease, you can create a wide assortment of colorful props for fall!

Thanksgiving Props

Sure, you could go the ol’ pilgrims, Native Americans and turkeys for Thanksgiving route! But all your kids will done that in school already. For something truly unique (and which works super well for hilarious action shots), go for the interactive food props: slices of pumpkin pie, big turkey legs and a dripping bowl of gravy.


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General Holiday Props

Pumpkins, leaves, s’mores, hot chocolate, and apples work well for a broader fall theme. Spice them up with some glitter, felt, or any other materials you find around the house.

Don’t have time to draw your own from scratch? A quick web search will yield some sites that offer free printables. Simply print them out, have the kids color them in, and attach a stick!

Got any awesome DIY photobooth ideas you’d like to share? Let us know about them in the comments!

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Leah is a freelance writer, photo junkie, and avid traveler. When she's not chipping away at a story, you can find her exploring the outdoors or planning her next adventure. Read about them on her blog, Relentless Adventure.

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