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DIY Flower Photobooth Backdrop

DIY Flower Photobooth Backdrop

Happy Spring! And even more exciting, welcome back to our new photobooth backdrop series — I’m loving dreaming up ideas for this thing! Today we’re celebrating Spring with some pretty scattered tissue paper flowers. I think they kind of look like a cross between tulips and poppies. But whatever they are, they’re lovely! And this particular backdrop would be perfect for decoration at a shower or a wedding. Wanna know how to do it? Gather your materials:

  • tissue paper sheets
  • scissors
  • masking tape or glue dots
  • a blank wall

Start by cutting your tissue paper into sheets that are 20″ by 10″. Fold them accordion style, and cut one end into a rounded shape with your scissors.

DIY Flower Photobooth Backdrop

Unfold the tissue, and at the square end, gather the tissue together by crumpling it slightly. Fold a piece of masking tape around itself so that it’s double-sided, and place it on one end of the crumpled tissue paper. (You can also use large glue dots for this — I preferred masking tape for this project.) Stick the opposite end to the other side of the masking tape so that the paper forms a flower shape. Mold the paper until you’re happy with the shape of the flower. Now make a bunch of these!

DIY Flower Photobooth Backdrop

DIY Flower Photobooth Backdrop

After your flowers are all made, start placing them on the blank wall with rolled masking tape or glue dots. Decide on your pattern and continually step back to see your progress. I preferred a scattered look, but this would also be beautiful with a solid wall full of flowers.

DIY Flower Photobooth Backdrop

DIY Flower Photobooth Backdrop

DIY Flower Photobooth Backdrop

Now have fun! How pretty would this be behind a dessert table, too? It’s kind of somewhere between photo backdrop and art installation. Happy Spring! xoxo

DIY Flower Photobooth Backdrop

DIY Flower Photobooth Backdrop


49 comments

  1. I’m in awe on your photobooth expertise!! I like each idea better than the next!! =)

  2. This is AMAZING Chelsea!! Love the giant flowers! I’d leave this up on my wall permanently.

    • chelsea on said:

      I know, I kind of wanted to leave them up! I mean, a wall full of pink flowers isn’t too girly for my husband, right?…

  3. ECosta on said:

    So pretty! Good idea.

  4. I love this. Can’t believe how simple those flowers were to make, and they add a great pop of color!

  5. Angela on said:

    Wow! Seems like a lot of work but so worth it! It’s beautiful!

    • chelsea on said:

      Hi Angela! Actually after I figured out how to make the first one, they came together really quickly. If you cut a few sheets at the same time it’s even faster. I was able to make all of the flowers in less than an hour, and it took about 20 minutes to put them all up.

      • Angela on said:

        @cheslea Great! Thanks! I may give them a try for a special occasion or something, or… just because! ;-)

  6. I can’t wait to make these for my birthday party! Thanks for the post!

    • chelsea on said:

      Hooray! Send a photo if you end up using them! xo

  7. BWA on said:

    yes! Love it! Totally right about art & photo backdrop combined. Putting this one in the archives..

  8. Shio W. on said:

    Oh my goodness, you have no idea how excited I am that I found your blog! You have the best ideas and everything here is so lovely!! I am def gonna do this backdrop, it is pure genius! I especially like how it gets thin as it goes, kinda ombre-ish right? ;) Following along on Bloglovin’ excited to be a new reader!

    xoxo,
    Shio

  9. Kara on said:

    This is so cute!! It’s so easy and simple but makes a big impact. Pinning this right away :)

  10. Síle on said:

    This is such a lovely idea I’m planning on doing it as a birthday surprise for my mum! She’ll be thrilled to have an updated family portrait – So clever!

  11. Krissy on said:

    Absolutely gorgeous idea. I’m thinking of stealing it for a particularly bare wall in my office.

  12. Deb on said:

    So cute. I think it might be fun to make yellow or white centers and have the colored around them as separate flowers.
    thanks for sharing

  13. Erin on said:

    Absolutely loving these! Feeling inspired as well!

  14. Alice on said:

    LOVE FLOWERS ! Really nice :-)

  15. Rachel on said:

    Those are so pretty! I love how simple it is to get such a beautiful effect :)

  16. Gilit on said:

    Gawjus!! I wish my son were into giant pink flowers so I could use this for his bday party!

  17. michelle on said:

    i found this on pinterest and i wanted to tell you how much i LOVE this! i think i may just have to make it for my room!

  18. maizatul on said:

    i found this is so cute for my wedding photo booth. thank you. hugs from malaysia

  19. Kathy on said:

    LOVE! Now I need an event to use a back drop.

  20. Miriam on said:

    I do trust all the concepts you’ve presented in your post. They are really convincing and will definitely work. Nonetheless, the posts are very brief for starters. Could you please extend them a little from next time? Thanks for the post.

  21. Marty on said:

    This would be perfect for a baby shower or a wedding backdrop. Now I need someone pregnant or getting married.
    Beautiful idea!

  22. jothy on said:

    I just made these for my daughter’s nursery.. it added the perfect pop of color the walls needed.. what a great idea and love your blog!

  23. asia on said:

    I AM OBSESSED WITH THESE! Great work!!

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  26. sue photo on said:

    Wow that looks so effective I can’t believe it’s so simple to make. Thanks for sharing.

  27. Cynthia on said:

    I love it when folks get together and share thoughts.

    Great blog, stick with it!

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