This festive photo booth will be a huge hit at your holiday party. We used colorful lights, glittering votives and glowing candles to create a magical spot for making memories.
We hung a zig-zag tree on the wall using the Seaside-Colored Bulb Lights, and topped it with the Wood Star LED Marquee Sign. And since no Christmas tree is complete without presents, we covered the floor with the Emilie Light Gray Sweater Wool Rug, and among the wrapped gifts, we set Mercury Glass Votives, a glowing lantern and the JOY Silver LED Marquee Sign.
How to Secure the Lights in the Shape of a Tree
There are a few options for securing the lights in the shape of a tree. The Command Clear Light Hooks are ideal, but they may not work on textured walls. Alternatively, you can hang the lights using tack nails. If you don’t wish to nail into the wall you could also nail into an inexpensive 4-by-8-foot standard piece of siding, available at most hardware stores, and then lean the board against the wall.
You’ll need a total of 13 hooks or nails. To help with placement, begin by securing two hooks, 45-inches apart, 12-inches from the bottom of the wall. We centered these hooks right over an electrical outlet.
Next, place a single hook, centered 70 inches up the wall. Use string to connect the three hooks, creating a triangular tree shape as a guide. Place another set of hooks 8-inches higher then the pair you already set, using the string as your guide for horizontal placement. Repeat twice more until you have a total of 4 sets of hooks in place. We staggered the rest of the hooks, adding one hook next on the left side 8 inches higher and then one on the right 10 inches higher. Add another one on the left 8-inches higher and one more on the right 8-inches higher, for a total of 13 hooks including the top one.
Remove the string guide and begin attaching the lights starting at the bottom left hook. Work your way, back and forth, until you reach the top. Secure the end of the strand of lights using tape, where it will be hidden under the star topper.
Set a command hook or nail about 16-inches above the top nail for the tree. The battery-operated Star Marquee Sign has a convenient hanging hook so you can quickly put it into place.
Say cheese! Now comes the fun part…
Set out a table filled with photo props to make the photos more memorable. Download the free printable #JoyToTheWorldMarket photo signs with the following messages: joy, peace, naughty and nice. We placed the signs in 5×7 Horizontal Reese Frames, which are double-sided so you can insert two signs in one.
In store, we found fun camera ornaments and mustache ornaments that are perfect to use for propping and posing.