Inspired by Amy and Stephen’s DIY photobooth backdrop, we decided to try making one ourselves… It’s so easy! You can even give your own twist to this project by arranging the crepe paper strips in geometric patterns like herringbone.

DIY wedding photobooth backdrop

For this project all you need are streamers in different colors, glue, scissors or paper cutter and a large roll of paper (you can find rolls of paper at places like Home Depot or Staples) as the base for the backdrop. Fold 3 feet pieces in halves, then cut the ends – one on a 45 degree angle and the other straight. Run a line of Elmer’s glue across the base paper and start designing your backdrop. Remember to start from the bottom up! Amy and Stephen tied their backdrop in between trees. If your wedding is indoors, you can make a loop the top edge of your backdrop like a curtain, staple the ends on the back and thread it through a curtain rod :)

  • The Average Bride

    Now THAT is a serious DIY project.

  • I love this idea! Looks so simple too!

  • Stunning DIY decorations, love it!!! :)x

  • Amy

    So glad that you featured this as a DIY project! My sister Nina created this gorgeous photobooth backdrop for us as a wedding gift. She just graduated from college with a degree in textiles, and her creativity never ceases to amaze me! Check out more of her work here:

  • I love the streamer backdrop! The colors are beautiful and it photographs really nicely. Great pics!

  • LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea!

  • Love it. don’t know if have the patience for it :)

  • Looks time consuming…but Oh-so-worth-it! Beautiful.

  • what a background design they made. its looks amazing during photography..

  • kim

    any chance she’d make them to sell? i’m thinking of this for my mom’s 60th bday party.

  • Nina Chidichimo

    Hi Kim— I’d be happy to make one! Email me at nchidich (at) in order to talk about this further.

  • Jay

    Hi! Is there anyway to stick this on a wall or will it be too heavy? If it is possible, what would you use to stick this paper backdrop on a wall (with paper background)?

    Also, how long & wide is 1 piece of cut streamer – is that what you meant by 1.5 feet long (3′ in half)?

    So brand new to DIY projects! :)

    Thanks a million! I am in LOVE with this backdrop idea!!

  • shoaib