Yesterday was a busy day. Ree-O and I are having a joint party next Saturday so we needed to do some shopping for props for our makeshift photo booth. We ran over to Takeshita Street (竹下道) in Harajuku (原宿) to search for fun random things to use. We picked up plastic guns, giant sparkly bows, animal ears, boas, masks, crazy glasses, and other gadgets. We also decided we were going to hand-make props too, so we bought supplies at Daiso.
1. Takeshita Street is a long road that is popular amongst teenagers and tourists. This pedestrian-only street is filled with fashion boutiques, cafes and restaurants. 2. Daiso , better known as the 100 yen shop (like a dollar store) is a 4 storey building that sells everything from food, makeup, gardening goods, toys, dishes, and much more. All goods are 100 yen or 105 yen including tax. We bought glue and poster boards.
After shopping, it was time for a quick lunch before we begin our prop making project. 1. We were both hungry and decided to eat something easy at Wolfgang Puck Express. It was close to the entrance of Takeshita Street, and luckily it wasn’t crowded yet. 2. The restaurant is large, and decorated in pink and orange. It’s separated into smoking, and non-smoking–good thing I couldn’t smell any smoke!
1. We started our lunch off with tropical ice teas and split the Chinois Salad. This salad was so delish! It’s like a tangy version of cole saw with chicken and crispy strips in it. 2. I ordered the Honey Mustard Chicken Burger. It wasn’t as good as I wanted it to be. There was a little too much breading on it. But the sweet honey mustard sauce tasted good. 3. Ree-O had the BBQ Chicken Burger. She said it was fantastic! I probably should of ordered that one. hahahha
After we finished lunch we hurried back to my place to start our DIY prop making. Ree-O printed out these free PDF files of photo booth props- there were a mix of glasses, mustaches and lips. Thanks to ohhappyday.com , you can download the glasses here. Here is what you need:
- Printed out copies of photo booth props
- Sturdy Paper/Poster Board/Foam Board/ Cardboard (enough to cover the backs of all props)
- Cutter/X-acto knife
- Chopsticks or thin wood sticks to use as handles for the props (need one stick for each prop)
- clear tape
DYI Photo Booth Props: 1. Cut out the PDF files of the photo booth props you want. We left a white stripe around the glasses just in case we make a mistake when cutting them out. 2. Glue the cut-out glasses to a thick board. You can glue the glasses on anything to make it sturdier. I have seen them on poster boards and foam boards. Since we didn’t have those we used paper sign boards.
3. Use a cutter (x-acto knife) to carefully cut them out. This was a little bit difficult, so please be careful not to slice your finger!!! 4. Break apart the chopsticks and glue the wider end to the glasses. After it is dries, reinforce it with clear tape. Now you are done-YAY!!
Can’t wait to actually use the props at our party next week! Stayed tuned for more on that event. Anyways we had a yummy lunch and fun DYI project day. What sort of DYI projects have you been up to?
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