DIY Photo Backdrops for the Ultimate Party

Diy Photo Backdrops For The Ultimate Party

If you’ve recently been to a party, chances are you took a snapshot or two. You could have even entered a photo booth to take some pictures. These stylish party decorations are as much fun as they are utilitarian, but they may be expensive.

There are several ways to put your own twist on the standard party photo booth without investing a lot of time or money! A picture backdrop might be just what you need to spruce up your next occasion.

DIY picture backdrops not only look amazing at parties, but they also ensure you get a lot of shots. It’s not difficult to put up a picture background that appears as charming as it does professional; all you need is a little imagination.

Diy Photo Backdrops For The Ultimate Party

DIY Photo Backdrop Stand

Making your own backdrop stand is one of the greatest ways to produce picture backgrounds. This manner, you may reuse it for different occasions and quickly transport it about. We’ll teach you how to make a backdrop stand as well as two other methods to decorate it!

Diy Photo Backdrops For The Ultimate Party

The best part about a picture backdrop stand is how simple and inexpensive it is to construct! Furthermore, the proportions may be easily adjusted to match your needs. Only a few supplies from your local hardware shop are required.


We used 1.25 inch PVC pipe throughout.

  • 4 – T connectors
  • 2 – elbow connectors
  • 4 – 1.5 foot long pieces
  • 2 – 4 inch long pieces
  • 2 – 5 foot long pieces
  • 2 – 6.5 foot long pieces

If you provide the correct dimensions stated above, most hardware stores will cut the PVC pipe for you. Alternatively, you might choose to cut the PVC pipe by hand. To your list of items, add a PVC ratchet cutter if you want to cut the pipe at home. For cutting directions, go to the lesson found here.


After gathering all the necessary supplies, it’s time to learn how to assemble a backdrop setup. Your party will be lively with a picture backdrop stand made by following these six steps! If you paint the PVC a colorful color in advance and it appears in the shots, bonus points.

Step 1 – Begin by building the legs of the stand. Insert a 4 inch pipe in the middle of the T connector and two 1.5 foot pieces on the sides. Repeat for the second leg.

  • Optional: Add caps to the legs if you would like.

Step 2 – Add another “T” connector to top of the 4 inch pipes.The middle “T” line should be facing inwards.

Step 3 – Connect the two base pieces by attaching a 5 foot pipe to each of the “T” connectors that are facing inwards.

Step 4 – Add the sides of the photo backdrop by attaching the two 6.5 foot pipes to the upward facing openings on the “T” connectors.

Step 5 – Add the two elbow connectors to the tops of the 6.5 foot pipes.

Step 6 – Connect across by attaching the remaining 5 foot pipe to the elbow connectors.

DIY Photo Backdrop with Fringe

Use colored fringe triangles to give the backdrop of your shot some texture. This choice works well for birthday celebrations as well as New Year’s Eve parties. All you need to do to create a background is select tissue paper that goes with your theme, cut it, and stick it!

Diy Photo Backdrops For The Ultimate Party


  • Tissue Paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Plastic table cloth
  • Ruler (optional)
  • Pen (optional)


Diy Photo Backdrops For The Ultimate Party

Step 1 – Cut out tissue paper triangles Once you’ve chosen your colors, cut out triangles from your tissue paper. Cut through multiple layers at a time to make this process faster. You can use a ruler to measure out your triangles, or create triangles in varying sizes.

Step 2 – Add the fringe. Make vertical cuts in the triangles, stopping about one inch from the top. This will add texture to your backdrop.

Step 3 – Attach to backdrop frame. Tape the plastic tablecloth onto the backdrop frame. Then tape the tissue paper triangles to the table cloth. Start at the bottom of the backdrop, building up, so that the triangles overlap. Use double sided tape if you want to avoid the tape’s reflection coming through in pictures.

Step 4 – Enjoy! Practice your posing and get ready to snap some fun shots! Don’t forget the photo booth props!

Diy Photo Backdrops For The Ultimate Party

DIY Photo Backdrop with Flowers

It’s difficult to resist fresh flowers! Use this picture backdrop to add a flowery touch to your bachelorette, birthday, or wedding shower. For a splash of green, add some leaves, and make sure the flowers you pick will stay all day.

Diy Photo Backdrops For The Ultimate Party


  • Flowers and leaves
  • Fishing line
  • Thread
  • Scissors
Diy Photo Backdrops For The Ultimate Party


Step 1 – Attach flowers to the fishing line. Thread the needle with fishing line, tying the line off one one end to ensure that the flowers don’t slip off. Then, thread your needle through the base of the flowers, spacing out the flowers as you see fit. If the flowers are slipping around, you can tie a knot at the spot you’d like the flower to rest before threading the needle through.

Step 2 – Hang flowers on backdrop frame. Use any basic knot to secure the flower strands to your backdrop. We spaced ours about 4 inches apart for a minimalistic look.

Step 3 – Start posing! Gather your friends together and take advantage of this fun photo backdrop!

Diy Photo Backdrops For The Ultimate Party

25 More DIY Photo Backdrop Ideas

We’ve put up a few additional picture backdrop ideas for your next party to inspire you to think of more inventive ways to use your backdrop frame. Have fun!

Diy Photo Backdrops For The Ultimate Party

Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left): The House That Lars Built, Jeff Loves Jessica, ProFlowers, Bespoke Bride

  1. Paper Chain Photo Backdrop by The House That Lars Built
  2. Herringbone Paper Photo Backdrop by Glitter Guide
  3. Hanging Yarn Photo Backdrop by Bespoke Bride
  4. Balloon Arch Photo Backdrop by ProFlowers
  5. Fan Paper Photo Backdrop by A Pretty Cool Life
  6. Streamer Photo Backdrop by Wedding Wire
  7. Lighted Photo Backdrop by Wedding Bee
  8. Colorful Paper Plate Photo Backdrop by Oh Happy Day
  9. Balloon Photo Backdrop by Lovely Indeed
  10. Wax Paper Delicate Hanging Photo Backdrop by Style Me Pretty
  11. Tissue Paper Flower Photo Backdrop by Lovely Indeed
  12. Marshmallow Backdrop by Green Wedding Shoes
  13. Fabric Strip Photo Backdrop by The Blissful Bee
  14. Painted Geometric Photo Backdrop by A Bubbly Life
  15. Fabric Circle Photo Backdrop by Ruffled
  16. Doily Photo Backdrop by Sarah Hearts
  17. Big Fringe Garland Photo Backdrop by Oh Happy Day
  18. Romantic Sign Photo Backdrop by Brides Magazine
  19. Tropical Leaves Photo Backdrop by Brit + Co
  20. Under the Sea Photo Backdrop by Lia Griffith
  21. Floating Heart Photo Backdrop by Design Love Fest
  22. Star Garland Photo Backdrop by Babble
  23. Wrapping Paper Photo Backdrop by Mrs. Beach Bride
  24. Floating Confetti Photo Backdrop by Studio DIY
  25. Geometric Shapes Photo Backdrop by Green Wedding Shoes

The only thing just as good as creating memories through photographs is reliving them on photo gifts. Whether you’re hosting a birthday party, a baby shower or inviting a few friends over for dinner, creating a photo backdrop will help you capture these special moments.