event styling, party decor, weddings

Handmade: Photobooth Backdrop

While on the topic of weddings, I wanted to post a mixed paper backdrop I crafted and arranged over the summer.  Since it seems that so many people are getting engaged around this time of the year, I thought now would be a good time to showcase some of my wedding decor for inspiration.  And regardless, who doesn’t love a pretty paper backdrop?!

I made this arrangement over the course of a couple days.  Aside from the large tissue fans, all of the paper decor was handmade by yours truly.  From pinwheels, to paper fans, garlands, tissue flowers, and more, my fingers were pretty sore once I finished, but it sure looked pretty! Paper decor is affordable, easy to make (or purchase) and typically it can be reused, if removed with a little care.  mixed paper mixed paper backdrop

14 Comments

  1. Tanya

    January 26, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    I live in Australia.. Where can I buy paper decorations from!??

    1. alanajonesmann

      January 27, 2013 at 11:20 am

      devra-party.com or papermart.com – they both ship internationally! xx

  2. Rav

    February 12, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Beautiful. Are the fans all hung or glued to the wall? Looking for a solution for my daughters first birthday next week.

    1. alanajonesmann

      February 12, 2013 at 10:44 pm

      For most of them I tied a string from the center and then secured the string to the wall with a little piece of painters tape. The larger ones sometimes require a push pin for extra reinforcement. Best of luck with the 1st birthday – I’m sure it’ll look great!!

  3. Melissa

    February 15, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    How can I make this exact (or almost exact) replica for my room? I need to make my room a little more vivid with SOME kind of decoration against the walls! lol Is there a tutorial somewhere?

  4. Nish

    June 2, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    What size are the large pin wheels? This is beautiful. I’m going to re-create this back ground in navy, white, plum, and green.

    1. alanajonesmann

      June 4, 2013 at 12:23 pm

      sounds beautiful! the large pinwheels are 16″ across.

  5. Yan

    June 3, 2013 at 3:07 am

    hi dear
    do u sell this?

    1. alanajonesmann

      June 4, 2013 at 12:24 pm

      no, this exact backdrop is not for sale. but if it’s for an event in the new york area, i do design/setup backdrops. if interested, you can email me at: info@alanajonesmmann dot com. thanks!

  6. rania

    July 23, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    what kind of paper do you use, as cardstock is pretty hard to work with, it also cracks in the creases. thanks !

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