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Sunday, July 6, 2014

A giant polaroid, skewers and mustaches

I hope you all had a fantastic Fourth of July celebrating our independence with family and friends.  We went to a party and had a blast.   The kids got their face painted, watched fireworks, covered themselves in glow sticks and even stayed up past 10:00 without any meltdowns.  I'd say it was a total success.

On Saturday, we had another Fourth of July/Going away party to attend.   One of my best friends, along with her husband and two beautiful little girls will be moving to Italy for three years due to military obligations.  As a special surprise going away gift, another friend coordinated having a professional photographer at the party to take pictures of family and friends.  Here's where the Polaroid, skewers and mustaches come in. (I'm sure you were wondering what this post was all about and when I was getting to the point.)

I volunteered to make a giant Polaroid as a photo prop, but wasn't exactly sure what material I was going to use.  I originally thought about using thin wood, but when my husband brought home a piece of insulation the perfect size, I decided to use that instead.

(I would NOT recommend this material if you decide to make this project, use foam or wood)

When I was done cutting out the inside, I laid the frame on our trash pile and sprayed it with a light coat of primer.  For those of you that are new here, were building a garage and have lots of scrap material laying around.  Our yard doesn't always look like a dumping ground.
And then this happened...
I left the frame outside to dry completely forgetting that it was on the trash.  My husband then threw a piece of wood on top and cracked the frame.  Ahhh, I just love when DIY projects don't go smoothly.  Determined not to scrap the project, I ended up taking a few wood skewers and shoving them into the foam to secure the side.  I then covered it with a few pieces of white duct tape and gave it a couple coats of white paint.

Overall, I think the project was a success.

I also wanted to make something fun for the photos, so I cut out a few mustaches, traced them onto black card stock and glued them to skewers.

Paige really enjoyed trying them out!
The photographer also brought a few fun props to go along with the mustache sticks.

We had such a fun time and I can't wait to see the professional pictures. 

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