Who doesn’t need a backdrop, ever? Today we bring you 3 fab tutorials that will show you how to make a wedding backdrop step by step! Let’s get started!

How to make a fabric backdrop: ombré fabric, wooden dowel and a glue gun!

How to make a fabric backdrop: ombré fabric, wooden dowel and a glue gun!

Looking for some TD inspiration and easy tutorials to make a wedding backdrop? We’ve got you covered! These DIY wedding backdrops are lit without breaking the bank.

The wedding backdrop can be used at the wedding altar or with the photo booth. Definitely one of the most captured areas on your big day, it adds a whole lot of creativity to your wedding while showcasing your personality and style.

Wedding Backdrop Placement Ideas

Wedding backdrops are often used to decorate different event spaces. Besides the ceremony and photo booth areas, they can be used for photo ops of the bride and groom with their guests. Or as a background to the cake and dessert table, wedding favors and even the guest book table.

The number of styles and variety of wedding backdrops is truly endless. You can make them out of ribbons, balloons, origami, feathers, paper, lights. Basically whatever strikes your fancy, plus you can assemble one by mixing and matching a few of these materials.

When properly done, wedding backdrops are beautiful and captivating but hiring a decorator to install them for you could outside of your wedding budget. So, let’s check out these step by step tutorials to make a wedding backdrop and install it all by yourself!

Go big or go home. DIY the best chiffon fabric ceremony backdrop ever!

Go big or go home. DIY the best chiffon fabric ceremony backdrop ever!

Giant white balloons float atop this breathtaking silver streamer ceremony backdrop in Richmond, VA. Kim Stockwell Photography.

Giant white balloons float atop this breathtaking silver streamer ceremony backdrop in Richmond, VA. Kim Stockwell Photography.

How to Make a Wedding Backdrop: Yay for Crepe Paper!

This lit and colorful crepe paper wedding backdrop DIY is simpler than you think. Unless you want to go with the colors on the photo, you’ll have the additional task of choosing four colors.

Crepe paper sheets are usually 7.5ft long which should give you a height of 30 ft. If your wedding venue has much taller ceilings, you may want to add one more color section. As long as they touch the floor, they will keep their shape.

Materials for 6 wide streamers:

  • 8 Crepe Paper Sheets 20” x 7.5 ft. two per color: pink, yellow, sky blue and blue.
  • Scissors
  • Clear glue
Tip: Pick colors that go together, your guests will be amazed with this crepe paper backdrop! Check out the tutorial on the blog.

Tip: Pick colors that go together, your guests will be amazed with this crepe paper backdrop!

Step 1: Cut off two sections of crepe paper for each sheet (about 6″-7″ wide)

Step 2: Leave folded as they are, and starting on one side cut fringes evenly spaced. Don’t worry if they are not perfect but leave some space uncut in the center.

Step 3: Flip and do the same on the other side.

Step 4: Repeat steps 1 to 3 for each one of the crepe paper sheet colors.

Step 5: Glue each section to another of a different color (in the same order) to create several very long multicolored fringed streamers.

Step 6: Unroll and separate the layers and let them open with their weight. Pull with your fingers lightly, if needed.

Step 7: Hang your streamers, twist them and party on!

You can hang them from a wooden stick, twisted rope or dowel rod or glue them straight to the ceiling with glue dots. The more secure, the better.




A step by step tutorial to make a wedding backdrop just like this one!

A step by step tutorial to make a wedding backdrop just like this one!

Want more boho inspo than this giant dream catcher as a wedding backdrop?

Want more boho inspo than this giant dream catcher as a wedding backdrop? Get yours at Etsy.

Balloon Streamer Backdrop Tutorial

To complement this simple and decorative balloon streamer wedding backdrop you should choose streamers or ribbons in matching tones. These streamers can be made out of fabric cutouts or traditional ribbons or paper streamers, ideally in neutral colors. If you want to make a more glam wedding backdrop you may add some silver or gold streamers.

Materials

  • Balloons
  • Streamers and/or ribbons
  • Rope or plastic rod
  • Thread
How to make a wedding backdrop step by step tutorials: balloons with streamers.

How to make a wedding backdrop step by step tutorials: balloons with streamers.

Step 1: Place a stretched out rope or rod to serve as the base.

Step 2: Inflate the balloons. No helium needed.

Step 3: Attach the paper streamers and ribbons to the balloon with the thread.

Step 4: Finally tie the balloons together with their “tassels” to the rope. Try not to leave too much of an open space between them. Simple, colorful and decorative.

Make the most unforgettable memories in front of this Photo Booth background . White balloons and streamers wedding backdrop tutorials.

Make the most unforgettable memories in front of this Photo Booth background . White balloons and streamers wedding backdrop tutorials.

If you are into origami you can thread these delicate creations to make a wedding backdrop that is fire.

If you are into origami you can thread these delicate creations to make a wedding backdrop that is fire.

Paper airplane garlands make for original wedding backdrops to traveling couples or pilots.

Paper airplane garlands make for original wedding backdrops to traveling couples or pilots. Via Etsy.

How to Make a Ribbon Backdrop in Minutes

This drop-dead gorgeous ribbon backdrop can be tackled in a very short time. To help you with the number of ribbon spools you will need, first pick your ribbon width and backdrop height (or needed ribbon length plus a couple of inches). That way, if the ribbon height is 15ft. and each spool is 2” wide x 10 yards long, you will need 36 spools per each 6’ backdrop section. Let’s start gathering the materials we’ll need.

Materials:

  • Nylon rope
  • Spools of decorative ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Optional: String lights
How to make a multi-color ribbon backdrop in minutes. ;)

How to make a multi-color ribbon backdrop in minutes. 😉

Make sure the ribbons do touch the floor, otherwise you won’t get the desired effect (and won’t be happy with it). Feel free to incorporate some metallic ribbons for effect.

Step 1: Cut the nylon rope to the desired length. The one on the photo is 25 ft. long.

Step 2: Unroll the ribbons and cut them to the desired length.

Step 3: To attach the ribbon to the rope, fold the end of each ribbon around the rope and secure with the hot glue gun.

Step 4: Continue attaching ribbons mixing the colors with no space left between strand and strand.

Step 5: Hang your masterpiece.

Step 6: The final touch. Complement this simple and youthful ribbon backdrop with some hanging string lights. Voila!

Discover how to make a ribbon backdrop like this one in minutes. It will make for the most instaworthy pics!

Discover how to make a ribbon backdrop like this one in minutes. It will make for the most instaworthy pics!

Related: How to Make Giant Wedding Wreaths (The New Decor Trend) On A Budget

Streamers and round paper fans glued to a frame for a fun photo backdrop. Photography by Studio Eleven Weddings.

Streamers and round paper fans glued to a frame for a fun photo backdrop. Photography by Studio Eleven Weddings.

Make a wedding backdrop and surprise your guests with your creativity and flair. We guarantee your wedding photos will be on point and unique with these original pieces. Now, would you like to check out how to make fab wooden ladder decorations?

 

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