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Inside: 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.
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This is the easiest party backdrop you will ever come across and the bonus is that it actually looks pretty amazing each and every time.
The cheap and easy backdrop can be prepared for an outdoor or indoor party. We all love the words “cheap” and “easy” don’t we!
Busy mom’s don’t have the time to be messing around with tricky party backdrops, but this one can be created with little fuss. It doesn’t even matter if you create it looking a bit rough around the edges.
Budget plastic tablecloths are used to make this party backdrop. It can be prepared the day before the party saving you extra time on the day, so you can concentrate on completing other party needs.
Simply style the party backdrop 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 party 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. It can be very easy to spend up big on party supplies, but plastic tablecloths definitely don’t cost much.
One of the things I love about plastic tablecloths is the amazing ways that they can be used in decoration at parties. With a little bit of no-how, a plastic tablecloth can turn into a pretty spectacular party decoration.
If you tried to buy a party backdrop to cover a large area, it would cost a fortune. This little tutorial however helps keep the price down, whilst also providing the kind of birthday decoration that everyone is going to wish they had thought of.
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!
I love using a dessert table backdrop to help create a focal point. I like to use my pergola to hang the backdrop from, but if you don’t have anything already available, it is still possible to create a backdrop by simply building a backdrop frame.
So, are you ready to get started with the best party backdrop you have ever made?
Birthday Party 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 party 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 needed to cover for my party backdrop 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 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 Single Time
This is the kind of party backdrop that is going to look amazing with any party theme you choose. Once you have tried it you will be using it over and over again.
It’s quick. easy and best of all it’s cheap. It’s an absolute win win.
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