Decorating Tips & Trends, DIY Projects, Holiday

Festive Photo Backdrop

The other day I told you all about one of the small New Year’s Eve parties we hosted to ring in the New Year. Part of my decorations was to have a festive photo backdrop. I went shopping at Party City, Nobbies and a few other party shops to see what I could find for decorations and plates & cups. I did not find much that tripped my trigger especially for my budget.

I decided to go with black and gold plates, napkins and cups to make it easy but stay festive. I found a few photo backdrops at the stores but for the prices, I was not excited by them.

I decided I would make my own.   A gold, sparkly, black photo backdrop would be perfect for my theme of black and gold. I went to the local fabric store, JOANN Fabric and picked up some black felt and got started.

First, I needed a way to hang the backdrop. I figured sewing a loop at the top of the backdrop would be perfect so I could hang the backdrop on a curtain rod.

With it being cold in Nebraska, I decided I would work in the garage to adhere the gold glitter. I put down a sheet to cover the garage, hubby did not want his garage floor too girly

I started by spraying gold paint on the felt to give a little extra gold to the felt.

After letting the spray paint dry for a couple minutes, I started applying the adhesive spray that I bought at Michaels with my 40% off coupon. Then I poured on the glitter. I had to work fast so that the adhesive did not dry before getting the glitter down.

I went with a couple different sizes of glitter to give the festive photo backdrop a little more depth.  Then sprayed it all down one last time to keep the glitter in place.

Note: some glitter will fall off along the way but I only need it for one night so it works well for me. I can always add more glitter if I decide to reuse it.


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