If there’s one thing we love about New Year’s Eve (and, let’s be realistic, there are really many things we love about it), it’s taking fun photos together with our friends while we celebrate! A few year back, we were inspired by a TV show to make all kinds of silly DIY props for our pals to pick up, wear, or hold while they took photos leading up to midnight and it was so much fun that we’ve actually kept up the tradition ever since. Because we host a party every year, however, we’ve taken to the Internet to get some inspiration, just to make sure we keep it creative.
Just in case you love the idea of making DIY NYE photo props for your guests to use just as much as we did, if not more, here are 15 of the very best designs, ideas, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far this holiday season!
1. Emoji photo props
Who doesn’t love sending their friends a bunch of emojis on their phone? Emjoi shaped and themed things have been trending quite a lot in the DIY world in recent years, so it’s no surprise that this idea has been a popular one in the party props world too. Check out how these funny shapes and faces were made using wooden dowels and thick card or scrapbooking paper on I Spy DIY!
2. Glitter paper props
Would you actually rather create a set of festive props for your friends to use that are entirely sparkly, since you’ve noticed in past years that the ones with a bit of glitz and glam to them are always the ones that get used the most? Then we think you’ll get along a little better with something like these faux hats and speech bubbles from Kendall Jackson that are made entirely out of glitter paper!
3. DIY NYE glasses props
If you’re going to go through the trouble of making yourself a few photo props from scratch, would you rather make them a little more interactive? Then we’d suggest making something like these faux glasses that guests can pretend to wear without actually having to put anything silly on over their carefully style hair or clothes! Get the full details for making these on Coupons are Great.
4. Family friendly paper props
Are you actually hosting an all-inclusive party where your friends are encouraged to bring their kid along for the fun? In that case, we’d absolutely encourage you to make a few family friendly props as well! The Loop has a whole range of suggestions here, making sure that funny glasses, bowties, lips, and moustaches are great for kids while adults can also choose from cocktails and cigars later in the night.