Hearts Aplenty

It’s that time of year to celebrate all things representing love. Get your photo booth started with something as simple as a heart rug that is hung on the wall and snap away. Round up the kids and friends and create some memories with a classic kissing booth. Try adding some chocolates to the booth to make photos extra fun. Send some hugs and kisses with letters on a stick and profess your love for your betrothed. Get all dolled up and use multicolor balloons of varying lengths to frame your photo. Create heart laced vertical garland with a heart hole punch and some fishing line. Paper hearts and props will make a big difference for big and little smiles.
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Photo credits:
One heart kids: The Little Style File
Three hearts on wall: Carly Jones Photography
Streamers: Living Locurto
X and O couple: Studio DIY
Pixel hearts: Green Wedding Shoes
Balloons backdrop: Wedding Inspirasi
Ombre butterfly heart: Ron & Noy
Hanging hearts: Hank and Hunt
Outdoor hanging hearts: Jours de Bonheur

Looking for printable Valentine’s Day props? Whisker Works has them here!

Shades of Ombre

Ombre can be seen everywhere from hair to nails to party themes. Meaning “having colors or tones that shade into each other,” an ombre backdrop can super charge your event with bursts of blended color. Make a craft day of it by rounding up some fabric and spend some time dyeing them various shades of the same color. Or keep it simple by forming crepe paper into twisty strands that will make your guests ooh and aah. A little goes a long way with multicolored papers, balloons or feather boas for your very own do-it-yourself photo booth.

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Photo credits:
Ruffle chair: Style Me Pretty
Sweet Stuff: Mark Brooke!
Paper chains: Floridian Weddings
Scalloped paper: Tomfoolery
Balloons: Brunch in Omaha
Purple pinwheels: Decor by Toria
Blue wave couple: Lovely Indeed
Shades of blue: Delightfully Engaged
Large blue & green: Bramble Workshop

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Glittering Gold Glamour: Welcome, 2014!

Take 2014 by storm with a glamorous DIY photo booth! Toast the new year with friends and family and plenty of shiny things. With a mix of metallic themed props and backgrounds it will be easy to let your true self shine through. Capture the moment that you say goodbye to the old and welcome to the new year in a glamorous style for all to see.
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Photo credits:
Cheers Banner: Confetti Design Shop
Gold ampersand: Letters From A to Z
Gold ladies: Oh Happy Day
Metallic streamers: The Design Files
Gold balloons: Snapden Photo Booths

Jingle Those Holiday Bells

Make your holiday party fa la la fabulous with sackfuls of cheer! Add some multicolored streamers for an easy, go-to backdrop. Or get festive by adding in some ornaments and Christmas decorations that may be hanging around the house. Change things up by calling some friends and having them bring a blanket for a background, some surprise decorations and plenty of smiles. Any way you go, make sure to include lots of fun even for those on the naughty list.Christmas_Photobooth_01photo-bothxmasphotoboothsmileboothcute-christmas-photo-booth-props
Photo credits:
Five Ladies: Melissa Jill
Confetti couple: Lovely Indeed
Present backdrop: Hope Farm Housewife
Ladies with bows: Smilebooth
Trio with props: Catching Fireflies

$20 off your $50 purchase from Whisker Works

Less than six hours remain to claim your Cyber Monday deal from Whisker Works! Visit WhiskerWorks.com and use coupon code “Holiday20” at checkout to get a $20 discount on your order of $50 or more.

Cyber Monday

Sale ends Monday, December 2 at midnight EST. Code may only be used once. All orders will be shipped within 4 days, though overnight delivery is an option to most U.S. destinations. Happy shopping!

Prop Kits

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Fabulous fall photo booth

Gear up for fall with some homegrown touches that are sure to delight one and all. Start off with a simple burlap background to create an outdoorsy feeling. Take it further with colorful branches of fall foliage or even some playful banners. Add a few hay bales and pumpkins to really bring harvest time to life.
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Photo credits:
Fall family: Joyful Weddings & Events
Pitchfork couple: Shannen Natasha
Leaf garland: Pinterest
Little pilgrims: Michael’s
Hay bales and bunting: Urban Life
Native American & Pilgrim props: Salsapie tutorial
Apples on fence: Sarah Teeter Photography

Movember of a Different Kind

By now, most of us are familiar with the basic concept of Movember. Those who can, grow mustaches or beards throughout November to raise awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health, sharing photos of their faces as their faces get fuzzier. The facial-hair impaired show support through various mustachioed props and goods, all to support a good cause.

Jordan DancerThis year, just as in 2012, Whisker Works is helping a Florida elementary school teacher raise money in the spirit of Movember while bringing smiles to students. Jordan Dancer, who teaches in Hardee County, Florida, came to us with the idea of reselling mustaches on sticks at the school last year. We were happy to help, and by the end of his sale, he raised nearly $300 for his school.

This year he took his fundraising idea a step further by requesting mustaches with a custom tie-dyed effect using his school’s colors, orange and blue. A hair-brained idea perhaps, and I wasn’t sure we could accomplish it at first, but the end result turned out to be better than imagined. Halfway through Jordan’s Movember fundraiser, he’s already sold all of the custom mustaches, shown below, as well as dozens of other mustache props.

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To Jordan and all those out there sharing in the spirit of Movember, ‘stache on!

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To inquire about custom mustache props, please contact Whisker Works.

New wholesale rates at WhiskerWorks.com!

Whisker Works has increased bulk savings for those customers who need a large quantity of mustache and smile props. For bulk orders only, we are now offering machine-made props that are based on our handmade original designs. Doing so allows us to produce large quantities faster and with consistent colors. These machine-made props are very similar to our handmade ones — take a look at the image below and see for yourself. It’s hard to notice a difference.

Wholesale Rates

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We chose our top selling four designs to be manufactured by machine, and each one has two colors available. Our bulk props are still made in the USA, and they’re still BPA- and phthalate-free. We can produce large orders fast. But better than that, we can offer really competitive prices on these props with a minimum purchase of 20 pieces.

Sample estimates (subject to change):
• 20 kit-style props cost $60 + shipping: available here
• 100 kit-style props cost $210 + shipping
• 100 assembled props cost $235 + shipping
• 500 kit-style props cost $975 + shipping
• 500 assembled props cost $1,100 + shipping

Visit Whisker Works’ wholesale page for current information. Bulk purchases may be ordered pre-assembled (attached to sticks), or as a “kit style” at a larger discount (sticks are included, but not attached. No glue required). Most kit-style orders can be ready to ship within one day. Most other orders are ready to ship within a week.

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Contact Whisker Works for a quote on a custom bulk order.

Individual Prop Kits are also available. They make great stocking stuffers! Find them here.

Prop Kits

All Whisker Works props are proudly made in the USA.

Getting That Gatsby Facial Hair Look for Halloween

A compendium of whisker wisdom on Flickr can help you find the look you're after for a perfect historic Halloween costume.

A compendium of whisker wisdom on Flickr can help you find the look you’re after for a perfect historic Halloween costume.

For those looking to dress up for Halloween, nothing says class like an old-time mustache, especially for historical costumes. The Internet is a trove of useful information on the subject, including tips for Gatsby-esque looks. Key: very well manicured hair, slicked back on top with pomade to the point of looking wet.

Handlebar mustaches were en vogue in the time of The Great Gatsby, the 1920s, curled at the ends like the classic villain, but even the protagonists were doing it then. Absolutely no stubble. As barber shops were starting to get professional and standardized in the ’20s, men frequently had their hair trimmed and beards professionally shaved with a straight razor — all except that classy ‘stache, of course.

Looking for some visual inspiration? Check out this great Flickr photo collection of facial hair from the 1840s to the 1920s, with styles from conservative to outlandish, even comical. You’re sure to find something to help you create the look you’re after.

 

Ghoulish Nights and Photo Delights

Gather round ghosts and goblins, it’s time to scare up a fright on the most ghoulish of nights.  Create your own spirited photo booth backdrops with a little bit of fabric, paint and imagination. Try using a row of old paintings to conjure up a scary delight. Or set the scene with a little black gauze. Whatever the theme, from spooky elegance to frightful fun, you can turn your photo booth into a place for great memories.

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Photo credits:
Coffin backdrop: Pinterest
Black chairs: Pinterest
Graveyard backdrop: Pinterest
Elegant chair: Eleakis & Elder Photography Studio
3 people: Smile Booth
Police line up skeletons: Laurenconrad.com
Scary photos couple: Pinterest