Try This: Make Photo Booth Strips with Old Photos

How to make and print your own photobooth strips How to make your photobooth strips For over a year now, all my wedding party pictures have just been sitting on a jump drive doing nothing. I did print some for our wedding album, but I always planned to display some of these fun candid pictures. I just didn’t have an idea of how I wanted to make that happen.

Honestly, the party pictures are some of my very favorite from the wedding. You get to see everyone cutting loose, making funny faces, utilizing the cheesy props we had, and just generally having a good time. And that’s a big part of what I remember from our wedding reception. It was a good time with SO many important people we don’t get to see everyday.

So, yeah, the photos, although goofy, are super special to me. I really wanted to find an attractive way to display them at home. And naturally, since we’re printing photos, this was a good fit for our Canon USA collaboration.

How to make and print your own photobooth stripsFinally it dawned on me that I should take the photos and turn them into photo booth style strips, and then display them all together. There are probably a million different ways you could do this, but here’s how I made mine.  

Use iphoto to send images to your phoneAs I mentioned, these were party pictures that we took with a DSLR camera during my wedding reception. So I first needed to move all the images from the jump drive to my phone as I planned to use the Party Party app to create my photo booth strips. I saved the images to iCloud via iPhoto so I could access them on my iPhone (that was a real iSentence, huh?). 

I also used Photoshop to crop them before I saved them to iCloud, but I also could have done this within the app if I had wanted to. 

Using the party party appNext, I used our Party Party app to group the images by fours into photo booth strips. I used a couple of the black and white filters to give the photos a more unified look, and I also used frame Film 2 to give my strips a border.

I ended up having eighteen strips in all! If I had only had a couple of strips to print, I probably would have just done so directly from my phone. But since I had quite a few, I decided to email them all to myself, and then group three strips onto one paper. That way I wasn’t wasting a bunch of extra paper.

An orange printer!Then I printed all my photo strips using our Canon MG7520 printer, which is kind of like our MG7120, but it takes up a little less space and has more ways to connect wirelessly and print. And oh yes, it’s an orange printer! 

Cut out photo stripsAfter printing, I cut out my photo booth strips (with orange scissors! So much orange!). Then I covered the back panel of my picture frame with acid free bulletin board paper in black. I used glue dots (found in the scrapbooking section of most craft stores) to adhere the strips to the paper. I ended up needing an additional three photo strips to fill out my frame. So there are actually three duplicate strips in my display, but you don’t really notice them as there are so many anyway.

Display ideas for photobooth stripsI removed the front glass panel in most of these photos so you could better see the photo strips. But here’s what it looks like with the glass. In case you’re curious. 🙂

How to make and print your own photobooth strips I am in love with how this project turned out! I can’t wait to hang this up in our home! Thanks for letting me share. xo. Emma

Credits // Author: Emma Chapman, Photography: Emma Chapman and Janae Hardy. Photos edited with the A Beautiful Mess actions. 


  • This is a great idea! Enjoyed this post very much, thanks for sharing!
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  • Hi Zoe! It should be tagged under crafts, too. Thanks for the suggestion! 🙂 -Jacki

  • Hi there,

    I love this DIY and I was trying it through your drop down menus. I think I expected it to be under craft and ‘DIY Photography’ or something like that. I couldn’t find it any where though. I wondered if you had thought about adding that as a category? I’d bet you have quite a few projects that come under that that people search for. I eventually found it on a side bar menu about most popular or something but even finding your search box was tricky.

    In general I love this new site though, I think it looks great and really suits you, just thought you might like to know this teeny problem I had.


  • Very innovative and nice idea to keep the memories alive through the collection of old photos. I am going to do the same with my own photos.

  • Such a great idea! time to bring out all the old pictures and turn it into a beautiful wall piece! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • I love photo strips. I also love how graphic yet how simple this project turned out.

  • This is the best idea. Now I just need to get some cute photo booth pictures with my peeps!

  • I love this! I don’t have a way to print them at home though–any suggestions of other ways to print them?

  • What a great way to display all those fun photos! I love photo booth strips, and the B/W editing really makes them pop!

  • Such a great idea! I love how it turned out! I wanted to do a photobooth at our wedding, but it would have been too expensive for our budget. Oh, well.

  • This is a great idea! I love the photo strip theme you went with, and also appreciate your attention to detail when explaining your steps. Thanks! -Victoria

  • I will never have an iphone so I will never be able to use the really cool looking party party app. Only in my dreams…

    It looks like a really fun photo project

  • I definitely need to do this with pictures of CB and me! That means I have to convince him to let me take more pictures of us together. He *hates* having his picture taken. I absolutely love this idea, though. It will be the perfect addition to our home.

  • Hi Monica! Sorry for the inconvenience! Send us an email at: support AT redvelvetart DOT com with some specifics (your iOS version and ipad version) and we will be able to help you with that! 🙂 -Jacki

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  • That looks so fabulous! Great to have on a fireplace mantel!

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  • I love how easy your app made this. The app is super fantastic and so so soo much fun!!!
    You girls are the BOMB!

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  • What a great idea- and fun memories! The finished product looks great. And so many photos included — much classier than your typical collage.

  • This is an awesome idea! We have so many amazing travel + wedding photos sitting on the hard drive that we always keep meaning to organise and display in our home – thanks for the inspiration! x

  • I love this idea, it’s a great way to display all those photos

  • I really REALLY love this idea! It’s fun, original and a GREAT display if you have many pictures! I’m definitely doing this on our home!

    p.s. I’m using matte glass for my frames so that light doesn’t reflect too much on it, I love it! 🙂

  • This is such a wonderful idea! Simple to create as well:) will probably create smaller version for my dorm rooom walls! Thanks for sharing!

  • such a great idea! absolutely love it, the pictures really look amazing!
    xo, cheyenne

  • Party app isn’t working with my iPad….every time I try to take a pic it ops out of the app ?

  • Fantastic project im totaly doing this with my wedding photobooth pics! I have a samsung tho, can you get the app on an ipad?? Thanks

  • This is an incredible idea. It’s the perfect way to display those photos without feeling guilty about having to only choose a couple. Now to find a huge frame. :] // ☼ ☯

  • Great ideea – this would look great in my dorm!

  • Awesome idea, Emma 🙂

  • i love this! it would also look really cool to do the photo strips and use them in a scrapbook too…saving this idea for later!

  • I’ve been playing around with the Party Party app and love the idea of using the photos for a physical project! This would absolutely match my decor at home.


  • This is so cool and an amazing way to display some fun moments… love this DIY!!


  • LOVE this idea! Just got the party party app (switched to an iPhone just so I could… haha) and am going to go on a printing spree once the holiday crafting starts!

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