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22.1.13

19 DIY Scalloped Photobooth Backdrop

Contributor post by Chelsea of Lovely Indeed


Happy New Year, all you lovely people! I love starting a new year, don't you? We're kicking off 2013 with a beyond-simple project that will be perfect for your next party or photo shoot. This little DIY photo backdrop would be awesome at a wedding, and great for taking some Valentine photos (which is how we used it!). Gather your materials:
  • rolls of wrapping paper (I used 3 rolls of 30"x60" and it was enough to make a backdrop that's 4' wide and 3 1/2' tall)
  • circle cutter tool
  • removable glue dots
  • a blank wall on which to put it!
Begin by cutting out your circles. I used Martha Stewart's circle cutter and cut 5 1/2 inch circles. Once you get the hang of it, this will go pretty quickly! Cut out the entirety of each roll of wrapping paper.


Next, grab a circle and put a couple of glue dots around the edge.


Start creating a row of circles on your wall! Be sure that you know where you want the borders of your photos -- make the backdrop high, low, and wide enough to accommodate the people who may be using it. If you want your scallops to look like they're going upward like mine, start at the top. If you'd like them to look like they're going downward, start at the bottom.


Keep adding circles, being sure that your rows stay level. I used a random pattern for color placement, keeping the majority mint and white and using gold as an accent color.


That's it! Set up your camera and snap away! You could do an entire wall of this for a wedding or party -- it's not only gorgeous as a photo backdrop, but so pretty to look at by itself. Have fun! xoxo


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Chelsea Costa is an actor and blogger living in Los Angeles. Her blog, Lovely Indeed, focuses on a DIY lifestyle and all of the happiness that comes along with it. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

19 comments:

lovenotesrestylestudio.com said...

Love it! Pinning this one for sure so I can use it one day. Thanks!

millie passiondecor said...

Love the idea! Scallops are my favorite pattern, looks good for photobooth backdrop and wall decor too

vredenburgje.wordpress.com said...

That is SO pretty! I'll definitely try this sometime. And hey you could put this on your wall permanently as well! (maybe in a frame or something)

Love,
Vredenburg

Tim said...

OMG. .. love this! so much fun and easy to do! Thanks for the amazing idea!

Margeaux Knight said...

This is lovely! I've been looking for backdrops for my wedding photo booth and this just might be the one!

Margeaux
margeauxknight.blogspot.com

Amy Walters said...

This is equal parts: cute and clever. I absolutely adore it.

heather caroline said...

love this!

rachael said...

STOP! This is so cute!! Love the colors. Totally need to do this!

Kara Gehret said...

SOOOO pretty! Do you have a source on the wrapping paper?

Hanna said...

Adorable! pinned it.

Heather Belle said...

I absolutely love this idea! Would be so perfect as an outfit photo or product back drop!
xo

Chelsea Costa said...

Hi Kara,
All the wrapping paper is from Michael's. Have fun!

Reshma at masalamangomantra.blogspot.com said...

Great Idea! I've been thinking of a photo booth idea for an upcoming birthday party and this is just perfect. Now to get those scallops rolling!

Chloe Moon said...

This is so awesome!!! I'm planning a friend's bridal shower and I think a faux photobooth would be a great idea!!! =)

Ergo - Blog

Little Hiccups said...

What a fantastic idea. Thanks for the tutorial. This is perfect for my daughter's upcoming birthday party as it almost matches the invitations that I made! (You can see them here: http://www.littlehiccups.net/2013/01/another-birthday-coming-up.html ).
Now to go get some supplies...

Food-o-holic said...

Dude! This is so creative! I am going to blog about this right now!

Perfect for us college students when we want to fool around with our dorm mates and snap some funny pics :D

Thank you!!

Little Hiccups said...

Thanks to this fabulous DIY I made a photo booth backdrop for my daughter's 6th birthday party today. It went down a treat! The kids had so much fun posing in front of it and now we have lots of fun photos to use for thank you cards! You can see my daughter and her friends photo booth fun here: http://www.littlehiccups.net/2013/02/avas-6th-birthday-party.html#more

Melyssa said...

This is so great and adorable! I decided to include it in a recent DIY Roundup on my blog, The Nectar Collective. Thank you for sharing...can't wait to try it in my apartment!
http://thenectarcollective.com/2013/02/diy-roundup-vol-2/

Independent Accents said...

This is super cute... But I would deficiently use my die cutter...