When it comes to backdrop paper flowers, making the flowers is only half the battle the other is designing there layout.
My husband Michael and I were celebrating of 5th wedding anniversary with a couple photo shoot and I wanted to add a paper flower backdrop into the pictures.
photography by Kellie Jo Images
I decided to photograph the process to share how to DIY one for yourself!
In this post I will show you a simple way to easily make a 3 ft high by 4 ft wide backdrop.
Supplies you will need:
- Cardboard project board (found at craft store or office supply stores. I'm using a 3x4 ft one but I believe there are some bigger options if you want to go for a larger look)
- Spray paint in preferred color or you can leave the board white if you like it that way or are planning to completely cover in flowers.
- Fabric strips (optional) in a variety of textures. I used some lace ribbon, tulle, pearl strands, and cut up fabric pieces for my backdrop.
- Paper flowers as many or as little as you want I started out with 3 large, 3 medium and 4 small. (you can download templates & tutorials to make paper flowers here)
- Silk flowers like hydrangeas (this is optional, but I decided to use some silk flowers as filters for spaces between my paper flowers
- Glue gun
Step 1: Start by spraying your project board with your spray paint. I'm using a light pink for mine.
Let it dry for an hour or so.
Step 2: While your project board is drying work on cutting your strips of fabric if you are using some.
I used a variety of textures for mine to add lots of detail.
Keep adding until you are happy with it.
Step 4: Now gather your paper & silk flowers.
Here's a few that I used.
Step 5: Begin with the largest flowers first and lay them out till you are happy with the placement. Then glue them down.
Step 6: Begin filling in some of the spaces with your silk flowers and smaller paper flowers.
Step 7: Either using paper or silk greenery add in the desired amount of leaves.
And that's it! Perfect easy decor item for any simple event!
UPDATED: After Hubby and I used this for our 5th wedding anniversary photos I had a friend who needed some decor for her event and went back and added some more flowers using the anemone templates.
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