Photo backdrops are so fun! And they’re even more fun when they’re easy and affordable. This classic project was one of our first photo backdrops and has since become one of our most recreated DIYs! And I can almost promise that you’ll want one of these backdrops at your next shindig after we show you how to make a photo backdrop out of streamers.
We’ve got quite a library of photo backdrops these days (you can see them all right here!), but none of them is as easy and cheap as this one, especially since it still packs such a visual punch. It’s perfect for customizing because you can create it as large or as small as you like, and you can tailor the colors to your party theme. To best utilize this backdrop, make sure you have a nice plain wall with open space in front of it. You’ll use masking tape to adhere the backdrop to the wall, so there’s no risk of damage at all.
How to Make a Photo Backdrop out of Streamers
Make Time: 30 Minutes
Start by deciding the dimensions and height of your backdrop. This particular backdrop is meant for photos of your guests’ torso and head — not full body. So this backdrop is four feet tall and five feet wide, and starts about 30 inches off the ground. If you’d like to make something larger, just go wider on the sides, start the streamers at a higher point on the wall, and take them all the way to the floor.
At the top of your backdrop, stretch a piece of masking tape sticky side out, and tape it to the wall with two smaller pieces. The long piece of tape needs to have the sticky side facing outward so that you can stick the crepe paper to it.
Start attaching pieces of crepe paper, a little over four feet long. Snip the ends so that they’re square and match up the edge with the masking tape. Overlap the pieces slightly. Continue this way until you’ve worked your way across the entire backdrop.
Roll a few pieces of masking tape so that they’re double-stick, and spread them across the top of the backdrop. Cover the top edge with a long piece of crepe paper to mask it and give it a clean finish. Do the same on either end to cover the smaller pieces of masking tape.
At the bottom, stretch a piece of masking tape across all of the crepe paper, sticky side in. The goal is to contain all of the streamers so that they don’t fly out of place during photos.
Mask the bottom with crepe paper using the same method that you did on the top. Snip the uneven edges of crepe paper so that all of the ends are hidden.
There! Now party on, dolls. This backdrop would not only be perfect for a photobooth, but would be awesome behind a dessert table, a head table, or any place you need a fun visual element. Check out all of our other backdrop ideas if you want to explore more than just how to make a photo backdrop out of streamers. We use all kind of stuff! Have fun! xoxo