Saturday, September 14, 2013

Easy DIY Streamer Backdrop

Nowadays, photobooths are essential at any party. Booking a professional digital photobooth can take up a great majority of your budget.  Creating your own photobooth is very easy and most importantly, cost effective. Streamers are great for decorating a space at a party. They are not only colorful and versatile, but they are only $0.89 a roll!

Here is a quick and easy DIY streamer backdrop you can put together costing only $5 for a photobooth or dessert/buffet table display !

This is a backdrop layout for a group photo of about 5 people.

To get started, you will need:

-At least 3 rolls of streamers (81 ft ea.) in whichever color(s) that match the theme of your event
-Masking Tape (got this purple masking tape for $2 at Michaels using a 40% off coupon)
-Scissors


First, roll out at least 5 feet of the masking tape, sticky side out about 6.5 feet or taller off the floor (it helps to have a second person on hand). Secure the long piece of tape by taping it with two smaller pieces to the wall. 


Secure the strip by placing a piece rolled up masking tape to the back in the center of the strip.


Next, cut up strips of the streamers about 4.5 feet long and stick them along the sticky side of the masking tape one by one, partially over lapping the previous strip.


 

I wanted to add some textured fringe strips so I skipped a couple sections to add those pieces later on.



To add some pieces of fringe, fold up a strip of the streamer leaving at least 1 inch of space to secure it to the sticky masking tape. Using your scissors, cut small slits to the right and left side of the rolled up strip.




To firmly secure the streamers, run a strip of the masking tape, sticky side down to the top and bottom of the backdrop.



Lastly, cut off the excess ends of the streamer. 


And...VOILA you're done!

Using masking tape for this backdrop also makes for a very quick and easy clean up without taking off any paint or leaving holes in your wall! 

8 comments:

  1. How long does it take to put something like this together?

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    1. I had a friend assist me in this and it took approximately 30 minutes. It will take less time if you do not do the fringe pieces

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  2. very col idea and so easy to DIY thank you very much for sharing the pictures

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    1. You're welcome! Hope you will be able to use it for many future parties

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  3. This is the BOMB! I love it...Keep the creativity coming...

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  4. Awesome to get the step by step - will be using this weekend. Thanks!

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  5. Love the idea. I was having a problem trying to hang crepe paper in a hotel room, this will work out great. No Nails or paint removed when finished.
    Using at a baby shower. Think I'll try twisting the paper. Should be easy. Thanks so much.

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