DIY: Mustaches Photo Booth Prop

As many of you know, one of the most popular photo booth props these days are mustaches on sticks. So this weekend I  tried making some myself using a few craft materials I already had on hand. It was pretty easy, and they turned out super cute. So I thought I would share a quick DIY (do-it-yourself) post.


DIY How to make mustaches on stick photo booth photography prop


DIY: How to Make Mustaches on Sticks Photo Booth Props

Materials Needed: X-acto knife, cutting mat, wooden rods, craft foam sheets (available in different shades of brown/black), hot glue gun, mustache template

Step One: Download and print this template of five different mustache designs.

Step Two: Cut out the mustaches.  Lay them on a foam piece and trace around it using the X-acto knife.  I used the blade to just score the foam at first, and then went back over it a second time to cut all the way through the foam.

Step Three: Use the hot glue gun to adhere the wooden rod to one side of the mustache.  Press firmly and hold for a few seconds until the glue sets.


And below are a few pics from a photo booth setup I was testing for a vintage-inspired wedding I’ll be shooting in a couple of weeks.  In case you didn’t know, a reception photo booth is a standard add-on I offer with all wedding photography packages.  The photo booth is a ton of fun for guests, and I’ve got lots of different props to bring out the goofiness in everyone….silly hats, masks, chalk board speech bubbles, feather boas, over-sized sunglasses, and now crazy mustaches on sticks.  :)


Me, Bella, and Ryan….this year’s Christmas card photo??  HAHA  j/k  :D


  1. Angie Gensler

    Thanks for posting these photos! My husband and I own a photo booth company in Kansas City and we’re always looking for fun new prop ideas.

  2. Elizabeth

    Can I just say how awesome you are!!!!!!!!! I was searching and searching before I found your site with these templates! I just wanted to make them myself and no one wanted to share the templates. THANK YOU! For saving me money but most of all allowing me the opportunity to do an awesome DIY with my fiance!! :)

  3. This is a great photo booth! I’ve been wanting to make some for a Halloween party after my cousin had these at her wedding!

  4. Shelley Smith

    thank you for sharing these, they are ‘stachetastic! i am decorating a table for our church youth group etiquette night and needed some good ideas.

  5. emily

    I’m having a photo booth at my son’s mustache bash. He’s turning three and loving the staches!

  6. Tammy Corman

    We are doing a photo booth at our GWRRA chapter anniversary this year. And they put me in charge of finding (or making) props for our western theme… this is great! Thank YOu

  7. Becky Smith Shaffer

    love :) we are going to do a photo booth at our upcoming retreat for Saving Grace (a program for girls aging out of foster care in Northwest Arkansas) each girl has 3 mentors and they will attend the retreat “what not to wear” with them :)

  8. Alyesha Sayle

    Hi Tiffany, I stumbled upon your site after searching for some custom “props on a stick” and I saw that you’ve made your own. I was wondering, if possible, would you be able to make some personalised ones to order? I work for a club and we’re doing an event and would like some “PopArt” themed props on a stick.

    I look forward to hearing back from you,

    Kind Regards,


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