The easiest DIY party backdrop. This is a cheap and easy backdrop that can be prepared for an outdoor or indoor party.
Made using budget plastic tablecloths, it can be prepared the day before the party saving you time on the day. Style with colors according to the birthday party theme and it will look amazing every single time.One of the easiest ways to create a HUGE impact with your party table is to create a backdrop that is really going to stand out. It may seem like mission impossible, but it really is easier (and cheaper) than you might think.
To start with you don’t need a degree in design.
You certainly don’t need to be artistically creative.
Finally, you don’t need to spend a lot of money.
If that wasn’t awesome enough already, the even better thing is that you can switch this party backdrop up simply by changing the colors.
Did someone say easy peasy? You will be soon!
Birthday Backdrop Design In 5 Easy Steps
Step 1: Pick 3 plastic table cloth colors, unfold them and lay them on top of each other. It doesn’t matter what order the colors go in, as they will get mixed up later.
If however you use more table cloth’s to cover a larger area, keep the colors in the same order.
Step 2: Fix the tablecloths together with staples. I put them about 30cm apart, but you can put them wherever you feel comfortable.
Step 3: Hang the tablecloths where you wish to have your party backdrop and fix to the wall. The method you use to fix this up will depend on what you are attaching it to.
My backdrop was outside, so I simply used sticky table, but you might want to use removable hooks if inside.
Start cutting the tablecloth from the bottom all the way up the length stopping approximately 30cm from the top.
Tip: Cut all 3 tablecloths at once, and simply slice (rather than cut) with the scissors. Don’t get too hung up on the cut being straight or if a few minor tears happen. Trust me – it won’t notice at the end!
Step 4: With each section you have cut, take the 3 pieces of tablecloth and start braiding. You can braid as far down as you like, but I found just a simple small braid at the top was sufficient.
Step 5: (Optional depending on the length of your backdrop) The area I was covering was very large, so I used three sets of tablecloths.
In the middle of the sets, I placed some simple strands of tablecloth simply to fill in the gap and add a bit more character.
Step 6: Stand back and admire the most awesome but super easy DIY party backdrop you have ever made.
If you didn’t want to use this behind your party table, it would also make a great backdrop for a photo booth.
I styled this for my daughter’s princess party and it worked a treat.
The Perfect DIY Party Backdrop Every Time
This is the kind of DIY party backdrop that is going to look amazing with any party theme you choose. Once you have tried this backdrop you will be using it over and over again.
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