When thinking of a fun add on for New Years Eve that was cost effective and didn’t take up much space we thought a selfie station would be a hit! We love a good party and we know our friends love a good photo, so we put the two together and made a fun little place for everyone to make some memories.
We started with the sparkle, because, what is New Years Eve without a little sparkle? We then got a little sentimental and created a backdrop with some of our favourite Polaroids that Harlowe and Siena had taken over the year with our fave Command® Brand hooks. We let them play with a Polaroid and they just love the experience of taking their own photos that print out instantly! They also loved the idea of us hanging their photos,- funny what makes us happy also makes them happy too!
We framed it all up with an old school polaroid style frame that we suspended from the ceiling with Command® Clear Wire Hooks making it long enough so that people can pose behind it at any height.
So here’s how you put it all together:
What you’ll need:
Some fancy tinsel
Twine – we chose white to keep it clean but if you’re going for a rustic look, this is awesome. It also comes in pink!
The back drop:
You want your photo backdrop to be at a good height so that it’s seen in photos. I judged off of my height and started just below as I’m the tallest of my friends.
Then simply place the Command® Clear Hooks across from each other on your wall. We used a measuring tape to place the clear hooks so they were evenly placed and decided to go with three rows of photos.
Once the hooks were hung, we tied the twine around the hooks with a little give so that the pictures would hang with a little dip.
We then hung our favourite pics with the Command® Spring Clips alternating between the black and white clips to go with our colour scheme.
For the tinsel, measure it out and then adhere to the wall with Command®’s Large Picture Hanging Strips. These cool strips use duel lock technology to attach so simply adhere one strip to the wall and the other to the tinsel and then connect the duel lock technology! We used 4 strips to cover around 8 feet in height.
The tinsel went right over the clips so even though they’re see-through, we could hide the knots of the string and keep it super clean
The Hanging Polaroid
What you’ll need:
-A piece of foam core
-A ruler or measuring tape
-A roll of ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape
-An xacto knife
Map your frame depending on the size of foam core with your ruler ensuring that the bottom is larger like a real Polaroid frame.
Place ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape down as your guide. I love this tape because it goes on straight so simply and is a great guide for not only painting but cutting too!
Cut out your frame with your xacto on the outside of the tape
Write whatever you’d like on the bottom of the frame (or nothing at all) we thought it would be cute to put 2017 likes! I can’t believe it’s going to be 2017!!
Punch two holes at the top of your frame where it will be hung from
Measure where you’d like the frame to hang and string the fishing wire through
To secure, simply tie the two ends of the wire together and hang off of the hooks
What you’ll need:
Wood Letters in NYE
Tape down stripes on your letters remembering whatever is taped down will remain the original colour
Spray the letters with spray paint and let dry
Once dry remove the tape to reveal some stripe-y goodness! (I’m a sucker for black and white stripes!)
Hope you’ve enjoyed this DIY! If you have any questions please feel free to leave us a comment.
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