Photo Booth Strip Holiday Bow DIY

photo booth bow

Here’s another super personalized gift wrap idea to give to someone you love! Have you done those silly photo booth photo strips with a friend before? Maybe you’ve done one in an actual booth, on your computer, or on your iPhone (that’s what I did using the Incredibooth app for iPhone 4). Here’s a way to make a great and really simple bow from that photo that your friend or family member will cherish and be amazed at. Here’s how you do it!

Photo Booth Strip Holiday Bow DIY

– Computer with Photoshop
– scanner (if applicable)
– Color printer
Aleene’s® Original Tacky Glue®
– scissors
– embellishment for middle of bow (I used a button and a rhinestone)

photo strip layout in Photoshop

Open up your photo strip (mine came in 4 frames via my Incredibooth iPhone app) or scan in your strip. If you don’t have a photo strip, but have different poses of you and your loved one together, you can make your own faux photostrip using those photos in Photoshop. You will just need to make a new layer for each photo and stack them on top of each other to be 4 different poses.

Size down the photo strip so it’s about 1/2″ wide. Make it’s own layer and duplicate that layer and move it down the page to make one long strip. Create a new group or set and drag these layers into this set. At this point, I put these layers into a group, copied that group, and then multiplied the groups across the page.

cut out strips

Print out the page and cut the strips out.

make loop

Use the Tacky Glue to make loops. Let dry.

pinch loop

Pinch the loops and glue in the middle.

stack loop

Stack the loops and glue together. I used 6 loops for my bow.

add detail in middle

Finish your bow off by gluing on a button, rhinestone, or embellishment in the middle.
photo booth bow closeup

Here’s a detail!

photo booth paper chain

Another fun craft would to just make a paper chain with the loops. This would be so fun for a personalized tree for the family or a couple roommates!

Until next time Swellions!


Fun with Photo Booth

So, before I got my new Mac, I saw these pictures all over Flickr and I had no clue how they were done! Well, I know now. Basically, when you get a new iMac, a little camera comes installed in the computer. This camera records still photos and videos. There’s a little program called “Photo Booth” that you play with to get silly and goofy pictures. A child (or in my case an adult…but this is questionable sometimes) can play with this feature for hours. Here’s some of the silly photos I took.

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Light Tunnel

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Pop Art

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Comic Book

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I had fun with it. Definitely, if you are on the fence about getting a Mac, this cool photo booth feature may be something that might just tip your decision. I love it!

Until next time Swellions!