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Learn how to make the easiest DIY party backdrop. This is a cheap and easy backdrop that can be prepared for an indoor or outdoor 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. If you want to know how to make DIY backdrops for a party, this is it!
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Have you ever wondered how to make a plastic tablecloth backdrop?
You know, the ones you see all over Pinterest looking amazing, but also looking slightly tricky to put together.
Well, what if I told you that YOU CAN make that backdrop and this birthday party backdrop design will be one that you use over and over again.
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.
What Can I Use As A Backdrop?
The great thing about DIY backdrops is that they are cheap AND easy.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.
Whilst it would be great to have a party table backdrop, one of the biggest things that put people off seems to be answering the question “what can I use as a backdrop?”
The great thing about this backdrop is that it is something that every mom can make, without needing DIY skills or particular crafting supplies.
All you need to make this backdrop is PLASTIC TABLECLOTHS.
Yes you did hear that correctly. All you need are budget plastic tablecloths. There are SO many plastic tablecloth decorations that look amazing and THIS is one of them!
The party backdrop 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.
Once you have tried a tablecloth backdrop you will never look back!
The Best Birthday Party Backdrop Design
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.
Seriously, you are going to wonder why you have not made this diy party backdrop sooner!
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.
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 your own DIY party backdrop stand.
Otherwise, if you don’t want to build a frame, you can simply use this as a cheap way to cover walls for a party. Either way, it will look fab.
So, are you ready to get started with the best party backdrop you have ever made?
DIY backdrops will change your party set up’s forever!
How To Make A Tablecloth Backdrop 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 30 cm 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 30 cm 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
That’s it. You know know how to make a party backdrop the super easy way. Exciting isn’t it.
This is the kind of DIY 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.
This party backdrop is an absolute win win.
See This Party Backdrop In Action
Would you love to see how this amazing backdrop can be used for literally ANY PARTY THEME?I have tried and tested it for numerous parties now. By simply changing up the colors, it gives a completely different look.
Check out these following DIY backdrops examples to give you that extra kick of inspiration.
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- Plastic Tablecloths in 3 different colors to cerate one section.
- The number of tablecloths required will depend on the area to be covered. Each section will require 3 tablecloths.
- Lay the 3 colored tablecloths on top of each other.
- Fix together at the top with staples, approximately 30cm apart.
- Hang the tablecloths to the wall and fix in place. Ensure that the stapled sections are at the top.
- Cut the tablecloth into strips starting from the bottom and working towards the top. Stop approximately 30cm from the top. (Ensure that all 3 tablecloths are cut at the same time).
- Take each section and start braiding from the top. Fix the braid in place with a staple.
Don't worry if the cutting of he tablecloths gets a bit messy or uneven. It wont notice once the backdrop is finished.
The above tutorial is for one section of the backdrop. Repeat the process to increase the size of the backdrop.
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