Creating a party backdrop is easy and inexpensive and is the perfect way to let your guests know this is a party!
One of my favorite things to do when I host a party is to create a party backdrop. It creates a special space and tells people that this is a party. Over the years I have done it several different ways in different places in my home.
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 hang this party backdrop. Creating a backdrop is easy and inexpensive.
I found everything I need at Home Depot and Joanne Fabrics
- 2 – 2″ x 1″ x 8′ pieces of wood. They will cut the pieces into the size. you want at Home Depot.
- Staple Gun
- Fabric. Piece big enough to cover your frame.
How Big is It?
You can make it any size. you want but mine is 36 x 47 inches. Measure the wall space that you want to fill.
How to Make a Party Backdrop
- Lay out wood pieces to the size and shape you want.
- Nail boards together
- Use nail gun to attach fabric to frame.
- Use a mitered corner to fold fabric smoothly in each corner.
- Pull the fabric nice and tight so the fabric is pulled taut over the frame.
You now have a nice blank canvas on which to create whatever backdrop you’d like. I use straight pins to attach whatever I am adding to the backdrop.
Another, slightly easier type of backdrop I’ve used is the one I used for our Wedding Cake Buffet. The cake buffet was set up in my dining room and I had a wall of family photos I needed to cover up. This fabric panel backdrop worked great. I used it on two different walls in the dining room.
- Purchase two curtain panels for each backdrop. I found mine at Goodwill.
- Overlap the two panels on the long edge. Top stitch down the length of the panel to join the two together.
- Use 3M Commando hooks to hang the curtain on the wall. I put three hooks up – one on each side and then one in the middle.
- Run twine through the loops on the panels and then attach the twine to the hooks.
Within a few minutes I had an easy and fun party backdrop.
I then added the pennant banners I had made. I just used a straight pin to attach them to the backdrop.
Easy, quick, inexpensive and pretty! What more could you ask for.
I especially love how versatile this backdrop is. I will be able to use it for so many different parties!
For other party decor ideas check out these posts:
- Wedding Cake Buffet
- Fabric Pennant Tutorial
- Chalkboard Party Backdrop
- Top Ten Party Planning Tips
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