How to make cardboard face cut-outs for your photo booth #DIY#DIY#photo booth#tutorial March 27 2017 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Just me and number 10 (but can he be BIGGER?) Related Post Add some photo op fun with a life-size cut-out Sometimes you need to have your favorite Wookiee at your wedding. Tribesmaid Carly had a life-size cut-out of one of her favorite Star Wars characters,... Read more We've long loved the idea of having far-flung guests or pets cameo at your reception with cut-outs of their faces. It's pretty easy: a print-out, a craft stick, and some glue. But what if you want a BIG face instead? You might see them at concerts and of course, in photo booths! You can totally have big cardboard face cut-outs made at places like BuildaHead, Etsy, or at a local printer. That will get you the most professional output. But really, big cardboard head cut-outs are easy enough to make if you've got the time and aren't already overburdened with DIY projects. Here's how to make cardboard face cut-outs… What you need Printer Scissors or an X-ACTO knife Clear tape Spray adhesive Foam core boards Jumbo craft sticks Optional: clear packing tape How to make cardboard face cut-outs Find a high-resolution photo (of your missing-from-the-wedding friend, your wedding party members, your cat, David Tennant?! Quick tip: Google Image Search allows you to search by image size under "Tools.") If you want a larger head than regular paper-sized, try a free online poster creating site like Block Posters or Rasterbator. You just upload your high-res photo and the site will break up the image into regular paper sized pieces to print and assemble. Hurrah! If you want head-sized heads, just print them out on regular-sized paper. Easy peasy. Here's where the process can get tedious if you chose the big head option. Be prepared to get careful as you cut out the pieces of the face with scissors or an X-ACTO knife. Assemble your pieces and attach them with a little clear tape, just to hold them together. Cut out a similarly shaped piece of foam core board and attach the assembled face with some spray adhesive. Attach a wooden craft stick to the back, trim any wonky edges, and you're done! Optional: feel free to reinforce it all with some clear packing tape, but it's not that necessary. Baby photos of the couple!(From BuildAHead) Can't have your dog at your wedding? Cardboard cutouts to the rescue (and to your photobooths) Chances are if you've got a pet and you're reading Offbeat Bride, you'd really like to have them at your wedding. But sometimes Fido just isn't cool with crowds, or… Read More Who would YOU put in your photo booth?! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Wedding registry ideas for the cooking-challenged: The must-have kitchen items NEXT You'll fall for this multicultural midweek wedding with dinosaurs and pom-poms Show/Hide comments [ 2 ] I really like the idea of using cardboard face cutouts for people who weren't able to attend the wedding in person. It's like they're attending in spirit *and* in photographic evidence. Reply Great stuff! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.