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We’re down to the final hours of our very first giveaway! There are 5 ways you are able to enter and one lucky person will receive our Christmas Package of props (valued at more than $50!) before Christmas. It could be you!

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2016 Giveaway

It’s time for a giveaway!

This week seems like a great week to debut our first ever prop giveaway! And since we’re quickly approaching the holidays, we would like to gift our Christmas Package of props to one lucky fan! This set includes 6 colorful handmade plastic props on steel rods as well as 2 double-sided plastic signs and a burlap bag to carry everything. Valued at more than $50, plus it will be shipped to your door in time for Christmas!

Entering is easy, and there are many ways you could win this festive set of props! This contest lasts for 5 days, and the winner will be announced on the night of Sunday, December 18. So with that being said, I’ll let the games begin!

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Black Friday Preview

Three days remain before 2016’s biggest discounts and sales! Whisker Works will be participating in the bonanza with a variety of offerings, including markdowns and special limited-time-only prop sets. With discounts on props up to 50%, you won’t want to miss out! Get a sneak peek at some of the deals now in the Whisker Works Prop Shop, and click back again on Black Friday to claim your deals while you can!

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It’s a sign!

Well, not just one sign… but many! Whisker Works has updated their collection of plastic photo booth sign props to include sets for weddings, parties and reunions, plus has added many other sets including festive signs just in time for the holidays!

These new signs measure approximately 7″ x 10″ and are made of thick, high-quality yet flexible plastic with a matte finish to reduce glare. They’re proudly made in America!

Holiday MixAlso for the holidays, be sure to check out the Christmas Mix of plastic props on steel rods:
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Find more plastic signs and theme sets in the Whisker Works Prop Shop.

Ways to Rock Prop Displays

Congratulations! You’ve got a lot of photography props to spice up your photo booth! Now what do you do with them? Of course you, the person who picked them out and bought them, know what they’re for. Will the people posing for photos? That’s where presentation comes in. The better a job you do displaying your props, the easier it is for your models-to-be to pick out something fun to hold or wear. When they can see it, they can consider it.

Most importantly — spread them out! Prop piles don’t make for smiles. Try out easy do-it-yourself stands like a finished board with a grid of holes for dowels to stick into. A fancier alternative is a pre-made cap for a fence post (with nice curvy edges) that you can find at home improvement stores. Add a little stain and drill a few tiny holes, and you’re set!

You’ll likely have a table to display your props. Bigger is better. If you’re economizing on table spice, though, go up — just like skyscrapers in a city. Tiered shelving helps to elevate and show off what you’ve got. Just a handful of props? How about a nice vase, charming old-look metal bucket with sand or gravel, or even a vintage-look soda bottle?

The fun of having photo props is in getting to share your style, not just in the props, but how they’re displayed. If you have a theme for your event, your display should reflect that! An old steamer trunk brimming with funky accessories says “I’m chic,” just as a collection of charming glass mason jars says “I’m stylishly sensible.” Don’t overlook the role furniture plays in attracting people to your photo spot, and getting them to grab a prop and have some fun!

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Share your prop displays with us! We’d be delighted to see your unique arrangements. Send an email to Amber@HandmadeHilarity.com.

Whisker Works celebrates 6 years!

It’s a big week for us over here at the mustache factory – we’re celebrating 6 years of our funny business! We’d like to thank you for supporting us and our whiskers by having special discounts this week only.

You have until Sunday, January 17th to visit WhiskerWorks.com and take advantage of the following discount codes:

$5 off a $20 purchase using code “6Years”
$10 off a $35 purchase using code “Whiskers”
$15 off a $50 purchase using code “Anniversary”

Plus get free shipping on orders of $50 or more to a U.S. address, or free shipping on orders of $100 or more to all other countries.

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Happy Fall, Y’all

Hooray for fall! Having endured another long and hot summer, it’s time to celebrate cooler weather, the vibrant kaleidoscope of leaves changing color, and the harvest of farm crops in preparation for the coming winter. The autumn season officially begins today, Sept. 23, at least for those in the northern hemisphere. It’s a perfect time for a fall-themed photo booth, so let’s take a look at some inspiration!

Earthy themes abound at this time of year, as people decorate in celebration of the harvest. Pumkins are in season now, and make their iconic annual appearance on porches and tabletops, typifying that harvest aesthetic. Though pumpkins are a key ingredient for Halloween-focused photos, they’re great for autumn-themed photos, too, along with hay bales from farm fields now golden brown. Stack them in your farm-themed booth, use them as a bench seat, or scatter them as a bed of hay.

Corn still in the husk, maybe even still on the stalk, makes a great decorative element in a fall photo booth too, along with another staple of the harvest — the hay barn. Mock up your own barn backdrop from pieces of old lumber, perhaps from a discarded wooden pallet. Leaves — both abundant and free — are perfect decorative elements. The more colorful, the better. Other materials to consider: gourds of all kinds, old farm implements such as pitchforks, and simple, classic burlap. The key: warm colors, rustic charm, and fun!

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Anchors Aweigh!

When the simple wackiness of a photo booth experience isn’t quite what you’re going for, a theme may be just the thing — especially if the party/wedding/friends-for-the-weekend event already has a theme. The nautical aesthetic has a timeless appeal, and lends itself well to retro-styling for both props and backgrounds, if not entire wardrobes. Thoughts of the ocean conjure legends and lore, and the spirit of adventure that you’ll have a great time embodying in wistful and whimsical photographs.

There are opportunities to create scenes for children, where a handmade look will accentuate the charm of your little models, and a variety of ways to handle grownup-oriented photo scenes. Looking for a romantic setting? A boat built for two could be just for you. Looking for something funny? A boat built for two could be just for you… and six of your closest friends.

The key when building a photo booth backdrop that makes the effort worthwhile is to make a backdrop that sets the tone, props that provide inspiration to smile, laugh, gesticulate or otherwise pose, and decorative details that sell the moment. This isn’t a roll of wallpaper hanging behind you. It’s a stage upon which you and your friends and loved ones may create moments worth saving.

Props from Whisker Works that can really help put you in the seafaring spirit include the Beard (a staple of old-timey and modern sea captains alike), the Captain mustache (clearly), and the Engineer, as it is decidedly swarthy. If you’re going for the “I’ve been adrift for a few weeks but only grew a mustache” look, that’s the Naturalist for sure. Other choice elements include an oar, a captain’s hat, and possibly a parrot if you’re going for a Caribbean motif.

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Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is traditionally celebrated on November 1 and 2, and is one of the biggest holidays in Mexico. The holiday is to honor those who have passed, typically with alters devoted to deceased loved ones, while also celebrating the continuation of life. Sugar skulls, the colorful icon of this holiday, and brightly colored roses and flags, are just dying to be a part of your festive photo booth!

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Looking for more Halloween photo booth inspiration? Find it here.

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Bride with Bouquet: Poptastic Bride
Colorful Lady: Pinterest
Muertos Couple: Pinterest
Masked Children: Paper and Cake
Box of Props: Paper and Cake
Masks and Poms Garland: Paper Source
Paper Banner: House of Mark
Five Ladies: Charm School Vintage
Painted Couple: Day Of The Dead Austin

Spring is in the Air

As spring eases its way into summer, the “May flowers” theme pays homage to rebirth, color, and happiness. Blooms abound in even the coldest climates at this time of year, provided you’re in the northern hemisphere, of course. Make a spring-flowers-themed photo backdrop and spread the joy, with a helpful tutorial available at Design Sponge that shows how to make giant paper flowers. They’ll help put some spring of your own in the air! A colorful floral backdrop will make for a nice addition to any garden party or springtime soirée.
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Green and Floral Background: Design Love Fest
Giant Tissue Paper Flowers: Design Sponge
Flowers on Door: Baluska
Colorful Flower Garland: Lille Syster
Floral Wallpaper Backdrop: Blue Eyed Yonder