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How to Make a DIY Mermaid Photo Booth


You’re determined to create the most epic mermaid birthday party ever for that special someone. Now what? Make waves at your party with a DIY photo booth that’s simply unforgettable! Don’t be intimidated…you can easily create an amazing personalized booth—you just need the right supplies. What are you waiting for? Dive right in with our comprehensive list of the necessary supplies below to make a splash at your next mermaid celebration. Chances are, guests will be talking about your sweet setup for years to come!


Getting the Goods

After the cake’s been eaten, the fin-friendly games played, and the presents unwrapped, where will your guests go from there? They’ll head to your extra special photo booth, of course! Here’s what you need to get started:

Follow these easy steps for a show-stopping DIY party photo booth:

Assembling Your Backdrop

    • Attach your backdrop to your backdrop stand or garment rack using clamps.
    • Cut streamers to fit the length of your backdrop.
    • Attach streamers using clamps or tape.

Crafting the Props

Additional Sea-spiration

Need more inspiration? Your photo backdrop can be as elaborate as you’d like to make it. Check out other sources of sea-worthy backdrops below.

Lia Griffith


Ritzy Parties

Tip: Make photo taking easier by recruiting a friend or family member to man the photo booth, so you can focus on directing the party! Turn these snapshots into a keepsake thank you card by scrawling a message of gratitude on the back of a printed photo.

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  • Posted by Bronwyn Liesl Petersen on May 31, 2021 at 4:58 am

    I really fell inlove with this theme after seeing everything that can be done.

    • Posted by Fin Fun on June 3, 2021 at 7:36 pm

      We’re so glad you like it!!

  • Posted by Beth on March 2, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    How can I make the large shell ? Really would like this for my daughters pictures

  • Posted by Mark Bejo Tenorio on September 9, 2022 at 12:18 am

    Me too Tanuan