Easy Floral Backdrops!

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Hooray, easy floral backdrops! I love a pretty backdrop! For events a backdrop can make a huge difference for the appearance of a dessert table. They also are fun for pictures. With a pretty floral backdrop you don’t even need photo props. Now you could have really flowers and spend a ton for a floral wall or have complicated ones that take ten hours. That is not how I roll! These backdrops are seriously the easiest to make with simple tissue paper flowers and all you need are a few items from the dollar or party store. You could set it up at home for easy cute pictures or for a party.

For the first backdrop you need:

tissue paper in the color of your choice(multicolor would be fun). 1 sheet for each flower, I made 12.

curling ribbon or any ribbon of your choice

scotch tape

A table cloth for background. I found this pretty plastic table cloth at Party City in the wedding section. If you have a solid color wall you might not need the table cloth.

Nails or heavy duty tape to secure it

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Each flower is made out of one sheet of tissue paper. Fold the paper in half as shown above, then fold it in half again the other way. Cut along the part that is folded. Then take half of the cut pieces of paper and turn them slightly so it makes a circular shape. You can round the edges if you want but that’s not necessary. Then squeeze the center part together underneath, downwards and twist it a few times.

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If you are using a table cloth hang that up next with heavy duty tape or small nails. Then take the curling ribbon and hang a strip of it straight across the top. Make sure this piece is tight. Then tie four ribbons down from the top piece spread out equally. I made each of these ribbons about three feet when straight, just measure one out and make the rest the same size. Then take the twisted part in the back of the tissue paper flower and tie the ribbon that is hanging down starting towards the top. I tied it around twice. You can add tape to make sure it is secure. Then tape the top part of the flower to the ribbon right above where you tied it so it doesn’t sag down. You want happy flowers not sad ones.

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It is really just so easy and makes for a great background for pictures. Note that this was a trial one I made last year so the pictures I took are on my phone. An older phone with not the greatest quality so image in how great it would look with an actual camera!

604For the second one you need:

gold curling ribbon

fake flowers, I got mine from the Dollar Tree

table cloth, I used the same plastic one I got from Party City

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Take the bunch of flowers off of the stems.

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Curl some of the ribbon to hang, I cut the pieces in a few different lengths. Leave four pieces of ribbon straight to hang the flower. The flowers weigh them down and the ribbon will straighten out if it isn’t already.

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Like with the first one once the table cloth is secure, hang a piece of ribbon straight across the top of the table cloth. Make sure it is tight. String the straight ribbon onto the fake flowers with all of them facing up. Tie the top of the ribbon to the piece on the top of the table cloth. Spread them out evenly.

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I then took the curled piece of ribbon and spread them out in between the flowers. I really like how it looks with the ribbon. If you prefer you can have more flowers and less ribbon or more ribbon and less flowers. I played around with both and liked how it looked both ways.

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About Valerie Lewis

Hi I'm Val! I love coffee and cupcakes(breakfast of champions), getting crafty with my daughter and making easy DIY parties to celebrate all of life's special moments. Come party with me!

14 Comments

14 Comments on Easy Floral Backdrops!

  1. Kim @ Knockitoffcrafts
    March 31, 2015 at 3:51 pm (4 years ago)

    How adorable! I love the tablecloth background as well. Great ideas. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Valerie
      April 1, 2015 at 2:54 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks Kim, it was super easy to make!

      Reply
  2. Amy Nielson
    March 31, 2015 at 9:05 pm (4 years ago)

    This is just the cutest!! It would be the perfect photo booth activity for a girly party. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Valerie
      April 1, 2015 at 12:23 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks Amy!

      Reply
  3. Julie @ Logger's Wife
    April 2, 2015 at 5:25 pm (4 years ago)

    What a great idea! Pinning so I can find it again later.

    (visiting from the Shine Blog Hop)

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    • Valerie
      April 2, 2015 at 9:23 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks!

      Reply
  4. Kristen
    April 2, 2015 at 6:25 pm (4 years ago)

    What a cute idea! This would be a great idea for a little girls tea party or birthday party. My daughter turn 4 in May so I think I will need to make a similar photo background. Thanks for the ideas!

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    • Valerie
      April 2, 2015 at 9:23 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks, ya it’s perfect for a little girls party!

      Reply
  5. Sadia
    April 3, 2015 at 2:44 pm (4 years ago)

    How pretty! I love the tablecloth idea too!

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    • Valerie
      April 3, 2015 at 2:46 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you!

      Reply
  6. Roxanne
    April 4, 2015 at 9:08 pm (4 years ago)

    Very pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Pin-Worthy Wednesday!

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  7. Jenny
    April 10, 2015 at 10:34 am (4 years ago)

    This is soooo cute! Thanks for sharing – pretty sure I could see myself doing this and taking a million pictures of my kids 😉 So creative!

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    • Valerie
      April 10, 2015 at 4:57 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks!

      Reply

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