In 2014, I decided on a Whoville theme for our holiday photo booth.
We love The Grinch, so it seemed like we would have a lot of fun with it. Which, we did.
This backdrop is created in a mixed media collage format and any number of materials would work. Here are the ones I used:
+ Paper Roll, starry night
+ Paper Roll, silver
+ Poster Board, variety of colors
+ Construction Paper, variety of colors
+ Color Coding Labels, multi color
+ Color Coding Labels – small, multi color
+ Butcher Paper, white
+ Bed Sheet, white
+ Fake Snow
+ Cotton Balls
+ Sharpie, black
+ Tape and Glue
I created our Whoville backdrop in a corner of our great room.
I found the perfect starry night paper roll at Joann’s. I taped that up first.
In front of the star paper went the mountains. I cut them out of shimmery silver wrapping paper from Target. It looked beautiful in person. But, the paper reflected light so much that it didn’t work well in the photos. A matte gray paper would probably work better.
Next, up went the Whoville homes made primarily from poster board. Inspiration for the houses came from this post.
The snow in front & on the ground was a combination of butcher paper, fake fluffy snow and a white sheet.
I strung a few lines of string with cotton balls and hung them from the ceiling for snowfall.
The main parts of the houses were cut from poster board. Construction paper was used for the doors & windows. I used a black sharpie to add details.
The lights along the roof lines were colored coding labels. Lights around the door were the smaller coding labels.
It took a few hours to get our little Whoville put together. It was time consuming, but not difficult.
FUN PROPS & PHOTOS
Whoville lends itself to many fun photo opportunities.
I used the template from this post to make the Grinch mask.
The DIY Whoville Photo Booth Backdrop coordinates with these Christmas photo prop sets:
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