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DIY Succulent Bar

We stepped outside the booth a couple weekends ago to create a memorable activity for a dear friend’s bridal shower.

DIY and adult crafting is on trend, and we couldn’t resist dreaming something up!

We created this DIY terrarium bar with some cost-effective supplies, which translated into a fabulous finished product. Below, we give you step-by-step instructions to re-create your own terrarium bar. We had enough supplies to make 30 small terrariums.

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  1. Supplies

We bought our supplies through various vendors. Where applicable, I will link directly to their pages.

  • 30 glass containers: bought in packs of 2 at Dollarama.
  • Coloured sand: multi-pack purchased from Amazon.ca.
  • Sand containers: multi-pack sugar cookie decoration squeeze bottles from HomeSense.
  • Black rocks: 3 bags purchased from Amazon.ca.
  • Accent items: mini sea shells and partial geodes purchased at Michaels.
  • Succulents: ordered 2 inch plants in advance from my local florist – tickledfloral.com
  • Succulent Dirt: specifically used for succulents to give proper drainage from Amazon.ca.
  • Various containers for dirt/rocks ect: I used what I had around the house! Be creative with your own stock of pots, decorative bowls and unique ceramics.
  • Frame: use this for your step-by-step hand lettered sign. I used one from home.
  • Table: rented and purchased plastic table cloths.
  1. Preparation for your event

We were so lucky to have a professional artist on the team of bridesmaids. For anything artistic (painting, drawing, invitations, handlettering ect), please consider Ilana Staniscia. She did an incredible job on the jars as well as the hand-lettered instruction sign.

We made sure to collect all the supplies beforehand, for easy set up the day of the bridal shower.

  1. Set Up

We set up our DIY succulent bar outside underneath a tent. We used plastic table cloths to ensure easy clean up.

We didn’t need an attendant at the bar, but created a cute, simple hand lettered sign with simple instructions. The more streamlined and simple you can make your DIY bar, the better!

Overall, this idea was a smashing success and lent itself to a fun, trendy shower for a beautiful bride!


– Karma Photo Booth 2017

DIY Photo Booth in a Box

Do you have a limited budget but want to have a DIY photo booth at your event? Don’t want to deal with the hassle of purchasing all the equipment and having to sell it secondhand afterwards?

We created our Booth in a Box rental as a way for brides and event organizers who are on a strict budget to incorporate a photo booth at their event!

The best part is that you only rent the components you need. We can provide cameras (digital or Polaroid), backdrops, backdrop stands and props.

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Available for purchase are albums, memory cards, Polaroids and online gallery hosting for your images.

A recent client of ours created this backdrop and rented our silver sequin curtains, backdrop frame and Polaroid camera.

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Booth in a Box isn’t restricted to wedding use – clients can rent it for corporate events, anniversaries, showers, birthday parties and more. If you have a reason to celebrate, our Booth in a Box is an affordable, fun option!

To book your Booth in a Box, please visit our Booth in a Box page, email us at info@karmaphotobooth.com or call us at 780-999-7463.

Giving Back in 2016

Thanks to Karma Photo Booth clients, we were able to donate $500 to local non-profits in 2016!

Recipients include Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers, Strathcona County Food Bank, Youth Emergency Shelter Society, Canadian Mental Health Association – Edmonton, Underdogs Rescue, Robin Hood Association and Boys and Girls Club of Sherwood Park.

We are passionate about giving back where we live. We would like to extend a big thank you to our clients for making this possible!

-Karma Team