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DIY Backdrop for Party Photos » Lovely Indeed


This wallpaper is easy to use, affordable, and you can make it in less than 10 minutes! With only 4 items needed, you’ll feel like a do-it-yourself pro when you put these together for your next party.

Once upon a time, we lived in a 400-square-foot apartment in New York City.

It was in a beautiful pre-war building overlooking the George Washington Bridge and there was a restaurant downstairs, and it was the best ever. But it was actually very small.

But that didn’t stop us from having parties, crushing 25 people there to sit on any available surface and having a ball.

That didn’t stop us from having photo backdrops at our parties too!

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DIY backdrop for party photos

This special DIY backdrop for our 2nd annual holiday party was born because our theme was a little tacky and I wanted a backdrop that was super bright and tacky.

It turns out some have already been created amazing images, so I decided to share them on the blog because it was very easy to create.

This would be perfect for setting up a party for kids or teens and letting them go to town with a camera or smartphone!

Other (fancier) DIY wallpapers

If you’ve been here a while (can you believe Lovely Inced turns 14 this year?!) I bet you already know we specialize in photo wallpapers in these parts.

In fact, we have a huge collection of backend ideas in our archives – some like this, which only takes a few minutes, and others that are more detailed and fascinating.

I took some time to put together some things I think you’ll love. Be sure to pin it so you can easily find it again when you need some inspiration!

Why have a photo backdrop at a party?

Yes my friend, you can definitely take great photos at a party or gathering without creating a backdrop for yourself and your guests.

Sure you can.

But what I love about having a photo backdrop at a party is that it makes documenting the event a real event activity. It becomes part of the work in an intentional and special way.

On a more basic level, it encourages people to make photographic memories in the first place!

There have been so many lovely evenings or fun parties that have completely passed me by, and I end up regretting not having a photo to commemorate or remember them.

Adding a photo background to the mix encourages people to be silly and spontaneous and to meet and communicate in a very new and fun way.

What will you need?

How to make this DIY wallpaper

  1. Get your pole or curtain rod out or (like me) disconnect the handle from your broom. no kidding. This is my broom handle. I made this a long time ago, before I had access to many supplies, so I used what I had!
  2. Cut the tinsel garland into 7-foot lengths. This will create a backdrop about 3.5 feet tall. If you want it to be longer, cut longer lengths of frosting. Now that we mainly use smartphones and photos are often vertical, it may be better to cut 10-foot lengths. But what you see here is a 7-foot folder split in half.
  3. Fold each length in half, and at the folded point, attach it to the broom handle by wrapping it with a small amount of wire or securing it with a twist tie.
  4. Repeat until the wooden dowel (or broom handle) is full.
  5. Make a hanger for your backdrop by tying one end of twine or ribbon around each end of the dowel, then hang your backdrop!

Encourage guests to take photos

You did it! Easy, huh?

So, once you get the hang of this at your party, I always recommend breaking the ice by inviting a few people over to take some selfies. with You. It makes people feel less shy to tap into the background and get the ball rolling.

You can also make it a game, to see who can get the weirdest photo, the most people in one photo, the most serious photo, etc. Just use your imagination and let your guests do the same.

I listen! xoxo

Material

  • Wooden pegs

  • tinsel

  • Twine or tape

  • Wire or twisted ties

directions

  1. Get your pole or curtain rod out or (like me) disconnect the handle from your broom. no kidding. This is my broom handle. I made this a long time ago, before I had access to many supplies, so I used what I had!
  2. Cut the tinsel garland into 7-foot lengths. This will create a backdrop about 3.5 feet tall. If you want it to be longer, cut longer lengths of frosting. Now that we mainly use smartphones and photos are often vertical, it may be better to cut 10-foot lengths. But what you see here is a 7-foot folder split in half.
  3. Fold each length in half, and at the folded point, attach it to the broom handle by wrapping it with a small amount of wire or securing it with a twist tie.
  4. Repeat until the wooden dowel (or broom handle) is full.
  5. Make a hanger for your backdrop by tying one end of twine or ribbon around each end of the dowel, then hang your backdrop!

Notes

So, once you get the hang of this at your party, I always recommend breaking the ice by inviting a few people over to take some selfies. with You. It makes people feel less shy to tap into the background and get the ball rolling.

You can also make it a game, to see who can get the weirdest photo, the most people in one photo, the most serious photo, etc. Just use your imagination and let your guests do the same.

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