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

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

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.

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

Capture memories with a kid’s spooky booth

For young and old alike, Halloween can be a spooky sensation or a grand celebration. For kids, it’s all about dressing up, having fun and candy of course! With something as simple as streamers or cheesecloth, you’re on your way to a homemade spooky booth.

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Photo credits:
Bails of hay: Supermom Moments blog
Black and orange streamers: Pinterest
Cemetery backdrop: Chris & Paige blog
Captain America: Caleb Jamin Studios
Little knight: Mer Mag blog
Spooky streamers: Pinterest
Gorilla & Vampire: La Dee Daa Photography

For Halloween photo props, visit Whisker Works.

Gallery: Seeing Cleare-ly

Aoife Millea, a photographer for Cleare Photography out of Waterford, Ireland, has been operating her own photo booth for less than a year, but seems to have perfected it already. Bright colors, whimsical backdrops and, sometimes, Whisker Works props. Why does she like photo booths? Aoife states, “because I felt a lot of people, especially adults, can be super uncomfortable standing for normal photos, but give them a mustache on a stick and they transform into giggling confident posers, whether they are 5 or 95!”


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All backdrops are from Lemon Drop Stop.

To have your photo booth images considered for a gallery feature, click on the “Submit Photos” button above. Please send up to a dozen of your best images showing a variety of backdrop designs and plenty of color!

Happy New Year!

As we bid adieu to a fine two-oh-one-two, find below a bit o’inspiration for your celebration! I mustache that you have a happy new year and a grand 2013!

Photo credits:
Happy New Year banner: Etsy
Confetti toss: Wedding Chicks
Scallop garland: Etsy
Balloon wall: Pinterest
New Year photo booth: Lowe’s
Silver heart backdrop: Cargo Collective

A holiday full of sparkle and pizazz

By pinning metallic pennant flags (the kind you see at grand opening events) to a wall, photographer Christa Elyse created this brightly-colored backdrop, full of sparkle and pizazz. “I went to the dollar store and picked up some odd Christmas things and also pulled out my old school light bulbs. I set up my camera on a tripod and put on the timer!” The result? A holiday photo booth that is full of merriment and cheer.

An alternate idea would be to purchase a thin sheet of wood from a home improvement store and staple gun your shimmery material to it. Then, because your board is double-sided, you can create two different backgrounds for your event.

Much thanks to Christa Elyce for sharing her delightful images.
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Smile and ‘stache props from Whisker Works.

We’re dressing up our look!

With a mustache in your pocket, you’ll never face the embarrassment of being underdressed! That’s the new tagline to go with the revised look of Whisker Works and Handmade Hilarity. Printable banners and poems have been updated with this circus-inspired whimsy, all available in the Whisker Works shop on Etsy.

Click the items below to see the listings:
Happy Birthday Banner
Photo Booth Banner
Photo Booth Poem
Gift Certificate