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DIY Crepe Paper Wall Photo Backdrop

Make a pretty rainbow backdrop for photos! It’s affordable, easy, fast, and totally removable. Great for parties, weddings, showers, and more.

DIY Crepe Paper Wall Photo Backdrop
DIY Crepe Paper Wall Photo Backdrop
DIY Crepe Paper Wall Photo Backdrop

I used to think all crepe paper was created equal. In fact, I used to think the only type of crepe paper that existed was the kind that comes in streamer form at the party store.

But no, my friends. No.

Crepe paper sheets are actually thick and gorgeous and come in just about any color that you can imagine. It’s a paper lover’s dream, and presents an infinite number of crafting possibilities.

This DIY rainbow backdrop is simple to make, and only uses crepe paper and two other materials. It’s a gorgeous installation in and of itself, but read on for a few recommendations of how you can put it to good use!

Since we’re on the subject, here’s another type of crepe paper photo backdrop that’s our most popular post ever! And a few more backdrop ideas you’ll love:

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Supplies You’ll Need

I love projects that have minimal and affordable supplies. This project is exactly that!

Depending on how many colors you choose, you can make this for under $30. It creates a major impact on a space on an affordable budget, so I love to recommend this rainbow backdrop for weddings, showers, and more.

Here’s what you’ll need.

Materials

Make Time: 2 Hours

DIY Crepe Paper Wall Photo Backdrop

How to Make a Crepe Paper Rainbow Backdrop

  1. Cut your crepe paper into 3″ wide strips. I really like using the paper rather than the streamers for this project because it’s thicker and accentuates the ruffled look of the project.
  2. Starting at the top of your blank wall, affix the end of a strip to the wall using a glue dot. Place another dot about 5″ away on the strip of paper and affix that point to the wall as well, leaving a little slack in the paper to create a ruffle.
  3. Repeat the process, weaving your way around the wall with your various colors. It’s not a difficult process but you can definitely get fancy with your patterns and color placement. So be creative! To make a rainbow backdrop like we did, arrange your colors in an ombre order so that the colors blend into each other.
  4. Add crepe paper until your backdrop is the desired height and width.
  5. Take photos and enjoy!
DIY Crepe Paper Wall Photo Backdrop

Colors for Your Rainbow Backdrop

In case you’re curious, the specific colors we used were pink, dark pink, light pink, yellow orange, peach, gold, green tea, limon, peacock, light blue, iris, and lavender — you can find them all on this page.

But you could create any palette you like for your crepe paper rainbow backdrop! It would be fun to match it to the theme of a party, or use the guest of honor’s favorite colors.

You could use warmer, nature-inspired tones for fall and winter or brighter shades like these for spring and summer.

DIY Crepe Paper Wall Photo Backdrop

When and Where to Use a Photo Backdrop

And how would you use this beauty?! I think it could be gorgeous as a backdrop for monthly baby photos or family photos, or as a backdrop for a dessert table at a party.

Or can you imagine a whole wall of it as a backdrop at a wedding? That would be the ultimate!

  • at a wedding, behind the alter or the head table
  • baby or wedding showers
  • a product photo shoot
  • birthday photos
  • dessert table backdrop
  • in a classroom display for spring or summer

Here are a few more ideas:

The possibilities are endless, friends. If you try and love this project, be sure to rate it below! xoxo

DIY Crepe Paper Wall Photo Backdrop
DIY Crepe Paper Wall Photo Backdrop

Make a Rainbow Backdrop

Yield: Rainbow Photo Backdrop
Active Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $30

Make a pretty rainbow backdrop for photos! It's affordable, easy, fast, and totally removable. Great for parties, weddings, showers, and more.

Materials

  • Crepe paper
  • Glue Dots

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Cut your crepe paper into 3" wide strips. I really like using the paper rather than the streamers for this project because it's thicker and accentuates the ruffled look of the project.
  2. Starting at the top of your blank wall, affix the end of a strip to the wall using a glue dot. Place another dot about 5" away on the strip of paper and affix that point to the wall as well, leaving a little slack in the paper to create a ruffle.
  3. Repeat the process, weaving your way around the wall with your various colors. It's not a difficult process but you can definitely get fancy with your patterns and color placement. So be creative!
  4. Add crepe paper until your backdrop is the desired height and width.

Notes

And how would you use this beauty?! I think it could be gorgeous as a backdrop for monthly baby photos or family photos, or as a backdrop for a dessert table at a party.

Or can you imagine a whole wall of it as a backdrop at a wedding? That would be the ultimate!


Here are a few more ideas:

at a wedding, behind the alter or the head table

baby or wedding showers

a product photo shoot

birthday photos

dessert table backdrop

in a classroom display for spring or summer

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7 thoughts on “DIY Crepe Paper Wall Photo Backdrop

  1. I LOVE Paper Mart. I actually just placed an order because I needed bubble mailers for my *COUGH* new pencils and I noticed they had IRIDESCENT ONES. OMG. I can’t wait to get them!

  2. What a fun idea! This would be awesome for a dessert table backdrop. Paper Mart rocks. Also, your littles are the cutest!

  3. The colours are so subtle in this range of crepe paper. would be ideal for creating a backdrop at a kids party.

  4. I love all items of paper mart’s best company which gives the eye-catchy results but now I’m buying from Packze is also top company provides the beautiful and elegant crepe paper.

  5. Approximately how much paper did you use? How large is the area covered? I’d love to make my own version of this for an open house for the retail store I work for, but I’d need to know how much to order.

    1. Hi Mandie! The area we covered was about 5 feet wide by 8 feet tall. The rolls we used were about 19″ wide and 8 feet long. We used 11 different colors, and for each color we used about half the roll. Hope that helps!

  6. Yep, yep, & yep! Crepe paper crafters will absolutely love Paper Mart’s premium extra heavy colored crepe paper! We use it all the time and it’s actually still really affordable. Keep up the great work!

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