It seems like every wedding/party you go to, they have a photo booth! It’s because they are so much fun. There’s something about dressing up that makes people relax more and enjoy themselves.
I love the old fashioned 1920s style photo booths with the paper moon, so for our wedding I decided to make my own! Of course!
I started off by sketching out how I wanted my paper moon to look. I wanted him to look happy and friendly.
Once I’d decided on his face, I started drawing onto a large piece of foam board that we happen to have in the office! I cut around the outside of the moon first with a stanly knife to make sure I was happy with the size and shape, before cutting the inside.
Once I was happy with that I carefully cut out the inside. TIP: It goes without saying, but use a cutting mat please!
I then wrapped the moon up in black bin liners and carried him home on the tube! That was a fun experience!
I painted the moon with 2 coats of white paint, and once they were dry, I re-drew his features using black acrylic paint.
Attaching the moon to a table wasn’t an easy task. People thought that this is where I would fail, but I never give up! Where there is a will, there is a way!
Sorry, but I have not images for this process:
I bought extra black cloth to use as a backdrop and we were getting there! I just needed some stars and props!
I cut-out some stars from felt, and attached them to my backdrop using fabric glue.
We even managed to get two people sitting on the paper moon. Very happy with the result!