How to make cardboard face cut-outs for your photo booth #DIY#affiliate#DIY#photo booth#tutorial Updated Jun 7 2021 (Posted Mar 27 2017) Catherine Clark bijouxandbits This post features offbeat affiliates, meaning that if you buy something featured, you'll be financially supporting this site's mission of bringing awesomeness to readers everywhere. Just me and number 10 (but can he be BIGGER?) We've long loved the idea of having guests who can't attend 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! Look, if this DIY seems too hard, there are places like Build A Head that can totally do this for you! But 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 DIY cardboard face cut-outs Find a high-resolution photo Could b 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 head-sized heads, just print them out on regular-sized paper. Easy peasy. If you want a larger head than regular paper-sized, try a free online poster creating site like Block Posters. 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! 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. Does DIYing cardboard face cut-outs sound like too much of a pain in the ass? Look, we get it. Every DIY project starts out seeming easy, and then sometimes you'd rather take a nap and ask someone on Etsy to help you out. If you want to bail on your DIY plans (or just get some extra inspo from the pros!) here are some of our favorite cardboard face cut-outs that you can buy. If this seems like too much hassle, and you don't want to DIY it, you can always just order these custom BULID-A-HEADS. If you have a bridesmaid who can't make it to the wedding… you could make a cardboard cut-out of her! You can get these here. Bridal shower? Get your groom's head on a stick! I mean, how cute is this? Or you could even "Simpson-ify" you and your fiance as cardboard cut-outs for your guests to pose with! …OR!! Go for a HUUUUUGE CARDBOARD HEAD! Imagine the photo opps with this as the groom's face during a bachelorette party, your family member who can't attend your wedding — OR EVEN YOUR DOG!!! Related Post Can't have your dog at your wedding? Cardboard cutouts to the rescue! 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 Catherine Clark Catherine Clark 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 babies, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. 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 [ 1 ] 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 Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour 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.