DIY Geometric Photobooth Backdrop

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This is one of those projects that came out exactly how I wanted it to. I’m always so pumped when that happens! I’m also pretty pumped to have partnered on this installation of our backdrop series with ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape!

ScotchBlue has long been my favorite tape to mask and paint with — it always seems to give the cleanest borders. And I have to let you know how blown away Mr. Lovely and I were with the tape we used on this particular project. This was the first time I’ve used their tape with the Edge Lock feature and truly, the edges of the lines on this project came out sharper than any I’ve ever made. It’s gorgeous!

We made a little video to give you the lowdown on how to put this together, but it’s pretty darn simple.

Music by Bliss Blood & Al Street

Materials

  • clean painter’s dropcloth (ours was 4′ x 5′)
  • ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape
  • paint in various colors
  • paintbrushes or rollers
  • self-adhesive wall hooks and clips for hanging

Make Time: 2-3 Hours

Spread your dropcloth out and smooth the surface. Decide on a pattern and lay tape out accordingly. Smooth the edges of the tape to ensure that no paint seeps underneath. Paint the blank spaces on the dropcloth. Allow to dry fully, and hang on the wall. We used small self-adhesive hooks and binder clips, clipped along the top edge of the backdrop.

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Now go have yourself some fun in front of your photobooth! I’m thinking this project would also make an awesome picnic blanket, or just a good old piece of art to hang on the wall. And be sure to check out ScotchBlue’s Facebook PageTwitterYouTube, and Pinterest for more ideas and inspiration. xoxo

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This post is a collaboration with ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape Brand. Join the community at Facebook.com/scotchblue or visit ScotchBlue.com for more information.

  1. amy c on said:

    Looks great Chelsea!

  2. elaine costa on said:

    So cool! That’s good stuff. ha ha great pix!

  3. Kristy on said:

    Love it! You guys have too much fun! 🙂

  4. Hehe, you guys are just too cute! I love this backdrop, the triangles are so great!!

  5. Brittni on said:

    Cutest video ever! And I love the way the backdrop turned out.

  6. Gloria on said:

    These photos are hilarious 🙂 Love the colors you used in your backdrop – so pretty!

    • chelsea on said:

      Thanks Gloria! Loving your under-the-sea roundup today, by the way. xo

  7. Kory on said:

    This is so stinkin’ cool! Omg! Love the colors you chose, too!

    • chelsea on said:

      Yay! So glad you like it!

  8. Erin on said:

    OMG, the tango picture! So cute!

    • chelsea on said:

      Haha, thanks Erin! We had had a long day and we really sort of went to town on the photobooth part of the project. 😉

  9. Oh wow, I love this backdrop! Looks simple too, which is great. Awesome job! And that tape is really good. I used it in my Color & Design class in art school for a painting project and it worked really well.

  10. Gabriel on said:

    aah! u guys are the cutest. Does scotch tape also come with a pair of you to hang out? Yes?! Awesome.

  11. Jamie on said:

    Ah! That video made me smile. You two are too cute! (as is that lovely backdrop)

  12. margeaux on said:

    Oh goodness. You and Mr. Lovely are too cute! I’ve been painting fabric lately for several projects and I love how it turned out. What kind of paint did you use?

    • chelsea on said:

      Hi Margeaux! We actually found some great colors at Sherwin Williams and got their sample quart sizes (it’s called Color to Go) — it saves a little money and it’s a great quality paint. So it was an interior paint in a satin finish.

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  15. maggie on said:

    just found your blog through the proper pinwheel, so cute! i love the photos at the bottom, my husband would never…well mat=ybe, with a lot of bribing!

    • chelsea on said:

      So glad you’re here, Maggie!

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  17. Awesome idea. Brilliant video. My favorite part; the last picture (aka tango) – you guys are too cute!!!!

  18. iliana on said:

    WOW! I love this background!!… My friend is getting married and I would love to do this for her

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  22. Lou on said:

    What kind paint did you use? I love this idea!
    Lou

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