Got extra invites? Then you've got an awesome photo backdrop #Decor DIY#decor#invitations#photo booth#steal-this-idea April 26 2012 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin Offbeat Bride reader Stina had a ton of leftover invitations and inserts due to a printing snafu. Inspired by her father's suggestion of using them as decor, Stina had a flash of brilliance when she turned them into the backdrop of their photo booth. Here's how she made this backdrop in four steps: a one-hole punch string some nails and blocks of wood, to which she attached the bottom of the invitation strings, to weigh them down (as it was an outside photo booth) BOOM! Instant backdrop. We just ended up using the camera and remote, without any software or ability to print out on site, which meant for much faster photos. We had about 150 photos when all was said and done, and I think they all are wonderful. We threw in a few props, and everyone had a blast with it! Check it out in action: 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 Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS Pac-Man, pizza, and Princess Peach at this bowling wedding NEXT Hot ink: couple tattoos! Show/Hide comments [ 13 ] I love that dress! 2 agree Reply Thank you!! It is a Wai-Ching Bliss Dress. 2 agree Reply What a fantastic idea!! 4 agree Reply That's an awesome idea! 🙂 2 agree Reply What a fun way to use up extra supplies! I wonder if I can make a backdrop of failed DIY experiments 😉 4 agree Reply That's a great idea if your invites are colorful — ours were just off-white with a subtle silver fern impress design. And too bad, because overwhelmed idiot that I am, I ordered an invite for every *person* rather than every household, so I had a TON left over! I ended up cutting out the ferns, hole-punching them, stringing them together with ribbon in our main green color, and hanging them as streamers from a variety of surfaces. Reply Oh my gosh I did this too! I don't feel so alone! I am typically super meticulous, but I guess in my overwhelmed state I made the same oversight. I am thinking also about doing this project with my green invites. Reply Not only do I LOVE this idea (what better way to keep my father from inviting 20 more people I don't know?!) and will be doing it, but our corgi is coming to wedding too!!!!! LOVE the adorable couple too! 1 agrees Reply Awesome idea! I will have to keep this one in mind!! 1 agrees Reply Very awesome! 1 agrees Reply That is such an awesome idea – I love it. I have a ton of save the dates that need to be used up. 2 agree Reply For my son's wedding we used the spares in seating plan and that worked out great too! 1 agrees Reply We are doing this too! 1 agrees Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. 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.