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!


Comments (14):

  • Dailiesroom.com on December 2, 2015

    Nice one. http://www.dailiesroom.com/memorable-christmas-poems-for-friends-family-and-love-once/
  • wedding wishes on August 14, 2013

    Great idea .. will try it soon.. :) Many thanks for sharing. Best wishes.
  • Lynne Knowlton on December 17, 2012

    I love these ! They are soooo fab, I submitted them in this weeks DIY Christmas Ornament Challenge. I am VOTING for you too...they are soooo unique and pretty ! Here is a link to the challenge ! http://www.lynneknowlton.com/best-christmas-ideas/ Merry Hoho !! Lynne
  • kasey on April 22, 2012

    great tutorial! however....can anyone advise as to where to get paper which works well for these? I have looked at michaels, online, etc....and am having a hard time finding something in the middle ground between construction paper and 110 lb cardstock. thanks!!
  • sheli custer on March 16, 2012

    I tried to figure this out without the tutorial what a mess!!! Thank you for posting this much easier with help!!
  • Christina on August 11, 2011

    I am in love with this! Thanks for the great tutorial!
  • Signe on August 11, 2011

    This is perfect! I wanted some bright, free, recycled decor for my daughter's 1st bday. The Teacher's Discovery Mag plus this tutorial did the trick! Multicolored hanging paper wheels all around! Thanks!
  • Jeanee on July 29, 2011

    Hello! I shared your DIY on my blog :)
  • Kassandra on July 10, 2011

    Awesome! Thanks for the tut!
  • Jen M on July 8, 2011

    I was looking all over the place for a tutorial after I saw that post...thanks!
  • Claire on July 8, 2011

    So gorgeous, I didn't expect them to be so simple! I might just decorate my house...
  • Tangerine on July 8, 2011

    Love this!
  • Mira que Bueno on July 7, 2011

    Oh thanks! was really in search of this tutorial. Very beautiful!
  • Monica on July 7, 2011

    Always love these! Great tutorial. :)


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