Valentine Photo DIY | Whitney Beth Photography
I try and make holidays fun for my kids and that means doing something we all think is fun. For us, Valentines looks like a giant waffle bar with all the toppings and spreads and plenty of photo DIY decorations. This year I came up with four different ways to decorate and involve my kids for the holiday.
The first thing I did was set up a backdrop in front of a window and take pictures of all my kids. I had a couple of shots I needed (like blowing kisses, or hugging) but after those I let them do whatever they wanted to in front of the camera. My idea was to get some “photobooth” images as well as Polaroid worthy shots.
After I had the photos shot that I needed I sent them to print. I printed 15 polaroids, 5 photobooth strips and 4×6’s of the hugging and blowing kisses ones. Then it was time to assemble them all. I cut out a bunch of different hearts and strung them in between the polaroid prints to break it up and make it an intentional Valentines banner.
Next I made some “hugging” placecards – I had three options for the outcome. The first is a napkin ring. Second is a candy holder (which is a great Valentine for gifting to friends and family) and then third, they are “holding” the Valentines I wrote for them.
The next DIY I was very excited for – flip “book” centerpiece. I took photos of each of the boys blowing kisses, cut out hearts from the prints and taped it to a skewer. That way when you spin them it looks like they are blowing kisses.
The last craft we made was stringing up the photobooth strips onto a tinsel chandelier I had. You could also hang these from your regular chandelier or in a doorway.
After everything was made it was time to set the table and enjoy all my decorations coming together. What do you think? Would you ever make any of these?