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DIY Graduation Photo Props

By: Emma Pniewski

Congrats Grad! You did it! Make these simple graduation photo booth props for your graduation celebration. Your party guests will love taking photos with you using these handmade signs.

At a Glance:

Project #15433 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

supplies

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Cloudless, 2 oz. - 20741

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Award Blue, 2 oz. - 21892

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Limeade, 2 oz. - 20253

Number Needed: 1 $0.99 $0.85
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - White, 2 oz. - 20503

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Folkart ® Brush Sets - Artist Variety Set, 10 pc. - 50536

Number Needed: 1 $7.99
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instructions

Other Supplies

  • Cereal/Snack Boxes
  • Scissors
  • Yarn
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Hot Glue
  • Pencil
  • Cling Wrap (optional)
  • Dry Erase Marker (optional)

Instructions

  1. Use your scissors to cut a large flat piece of cardboard from your cereal/snack box. Print images of your graduation year and a graduation cap. Cut out the images. Trace the images on your cardboard and cut them out.
  2. Cut out a frame shape from your cardboard. Cut out a slightly smaller rectangle that will fit under your frame to glue to the back of your frame.
  3. Paint the raw cardboard side of your graduation year with Limeade. Let dry. Use a small flat brush to paint stripes with Award Blue to add detail. Let dry.
  4. Paint your graduation cap with Cloudless. Let dry. Use award blue to add lines of dimension to your cap. Let dry.
  5. Cut out a small oval shape that’ll act as your grad cap button.
  6. Use hot glue to attach a yarn tassel to your grad cap. See project photo for reference. Paint your button with Award blue and attach it to the top of your string of yarn. See project photo for reference.
  7. Paint your frame with Award Blue. Let dry. Paint the inside rectangle with White. Let dry.
  8. Wrap a piece of cling wrap around your White rectangle and glue the back edges down. Glue the frame on top of the rectangle.
  9. Attach popsicle sticks to your props.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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