When I host a party I usually serve food from my kitchen nook area. I push the table right up against the wall. There is a painting that usually hangs there but for a party I will take it down and decorate the wall with a banner or something else.
For the bridal shower I hosted last week I decided to create a fabric backdrop that I could use on the wall.
A trip to Home Depot and then to Joanne Fabrics and I was good to go. The total cost for the backdrop was about $10.00. At Home Depot I picked up two 2 x 1 pieces of wood. I think they were 8 feet long and less than a dollar a piece. Before you purchase your wood you will need to decide how big you want your backdrop to be. I measured the wall space I wanted to fill. Mine measures 36 x 47 inches. I had them cut my wood to size right at Home Depot – they do it for free. Then all you need is a piece of fabric that is big enough to cover your frame, a few nails and a staple gun.
You now have a nice blank canvas on which to create whatever backdrop you’d like. For the bridal shower I ordered some colored paper fans from Polka Dot Market and just attached them to the backdrop with straight pins. They are super lightweight and a straight pin worked great to hold them in place.
Such a fun and inexpensive way to add decoration to any party or event.
I think the possibilities are pretty much endless for this backdrop. Watch for it in upcoming parties to see what I do with it!