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DIY Paper Wheels Backdrop

I received a few emails asking for a tutorial on the accordion flower backdrop seen on this gorgeous DIY wedding, and here it is! We made them in two different ways: one like the ones seen at BHLDN, and an easier version of them without the handles (as you may remember seeing a similar one from this project we posted a while ago).
BHDLN DIY paper wheel decor backdrop

Version 1 (simple, without handles):

What you’ll need:

- 1/8″ hole punch
- Glue
- 3 sheets of paper (8.5″x11″) per fan

Fold the paper lengthwise with 3/4″ or 1/2″ gaps. Fold your accordion in half and glue or staple the ends. Glue the ends of all 3 “pizza wheels” and punch a hole to thread ribbon.

BHDLN DIY paper wheel decor backdrop

Version 2 (with popsicle sticks) :

What you’ll need:
- Popsicle sticks (we drilled a hole on them using dremel tool, but you can buy them with holes at candle supply stores)
- Glue
- Paper (it can be any patterned paper, either scrapbook or gift wrap will do)

Fold the paper lengthwise with 3/4″ or 1/2″ gaps. Repeat until you have enough pieces to form a wheel. Glue ends, add popsicle stick on each end of your wheel et voila!

See all step-by-step photos in the gallery!

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