I pretty much love party backdrops- especially white backdrops… and, while we’re at it, fringed backdrops. I also am entirely smitten with gold backdrops, but that’s besides the point. White. Fringe. Backdrops. Yes.
While wandering the dollar store aisles (searching for oil and vinegar bottles for another party, actually), I grabbed a couple of packs of white tissue paper, hoping to make a white backdrop for my sister’s Mister or Miss gender reveal party.
I know that a fringed party backdrop shouldn’t be that tricky- fold the paper in half, cut fringe, hang. But, having made one (fairly high maintenance) fringed backdrop in the past, I was hoping for fewer ‘panels’ and more stability. Enter this (brilliant!) tutorial for making a sewn fringe banner. Game changer. I should’ve known my sewing machine would be the answer to my unstable, too-many-pieces, fringed backdrop woes.
Even better, this whole backdrop cost $2. And if you’re getting married and need a fringed white photo booth backdrop that it wider and taller than this one, I think it’ll still only cost you $3. Love that.
Line up three stacks of tissue paper in a row, with a few inches of overlap between each stack. Sew a line of stitching along the entire top edge, securing the panels together (and also the layers of tissue paper together).
Or, if you’re really wanting to spice things up, blow up some balloons, let your 2-year-old wear her favorite ‘party dress’ and a party hat and watch how the morning unfolds. I’ll give you a hint- there is a lot of balloon tossing. And, if you’re Piper Jane, lots of singing of Raffi songs (white backdrops put a song in her heart apparently).
This little project = two dollars very well spent, my friends.