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This is the easiest and cheapest party background. In the history of ever.
Really, I promise.
Would I lie to you?
Why absolutely not!
This is one of the many DIY party decorations I made for my daughter’s 1st birthday party and it was also probably the easiest, but yet the largest scale one!
Go figure, right?!
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- 3 Plastic Rectangle Tablecloths (colors of your choice, I paid $2 for each of mine at Party City.)
- 4-8 Thumbtacks or Pushpins
- Good Sharp Scissors
Once all your strips are cut, you are going to braid each set of strips together. Start on one side of the backdrop, take your first set of strips (one of each color that you cut at the same time), and braid them together from the top down. You only want to braid down far enough to hold the strips together. You don’t have to start with a certain color and end with another one. Just braid each set together – once more, all the colors will blend together in the end. Here is how mine looked when I braided it after I had cut all the strips.
Once you have braided all your strips, you’re done!
Told you it was super simple!
Helpful Tips, Tricks, and Questions Answered:
Can I make this ahead of time and then take it to the party location and hang it up there?
Yes. What I would suggest doing is lay all the tablecloths on the ground, if you don’t want to put them on your wall. Put some heavy books or something similar along the top to keep them in place, then cut the strips and braid them as stated above. Once braided, you should just be able to pick it up and take it with you.
Could I do this with more than three colors?
You bet! I did this same backdrop with six colors right here!
Could I staple this together and then attach it to a wall with tape? The place the party is located at doesn’t allow thumbtacks in their walls.
I definitely think you could staple it together along the top. As for the tape, I would recommend using a wide width FrogTape. It’s strong, but shouldn’t take the paint off the walls.
Have you ever made a DIY party background before?
See how I put a spin on this backdrop for the kid’s 2nd birthday by layering in more colors here!
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