Gold balloons plus a gold mylar fringe backdrop make for a simple, shiny, and fabulous photo backdrop that’s perfect for a graduation party! This photo tutorial will walk you through all of the steps of putting together your own graduation party DIY photo backdrop.
Graduation is just around the corner, and if you have a special grad in your life, it’s time to celebrate their accomplishments! If you are throwing a graduation party this year, then I have a fun and simple photo backdrop idea that might be the perfect fit.
You will need just a few things to put this backdrop together.
Supplies needed to make your own graduation party DIY backdrop:
- Mylar Gold Fringe Backdrop
- Congrats Balloon Kit
- Tape or Thumb Tacks
- Glue Dots
- Fujifilm Instax Camera
Step One – Assemble Balloon Garland
Start by inflating the balloons by inserting the included straw through the valve and blowing them up. Then pull the straw out and pinch the valve closed.
I used a glue dot to secure the valve to the backside of the balloon.
Finally, string all of the balloons together on the piece of ribbon included in the kit and set the garland to the side.
Step Two – Assemble Fringe Backdrop
The gold fringe backdrop kits comes with a long piece of string and 27 sheets of fringed vinyl.
To assemble the backdrop, first cut the string into lengths a few inches longer than the desired width of your finished backdrop. Then, attach the strings to the wall with either tape or thumb tacks about 7 to 8 inches apart.
Next, hang the sheets of fringed mylar on the strings.
I found that it worked best to start hanging sheets at the bottom of the wall and move my way up. One thing that I really like about this kit is that you can really adjust the backdrop to fit whatever size area you need. If you need to cover a larger space, just get more than one kit.
Step Three – Hang Balloon Garland
After the fringe backdrop is up, all that’s left to do is hang the balloon garland across the front.
I love the way the gold balloons on the gold backdrop look. It’s so shiny and fun! All you need to finish off your photo booth is a camera (an Instax camera is adorable and allows guests to take home photos from the party) and maybe some photo booth props!
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Alexis Middleton is a lifelong crafter/DIYer and blogger at Persia Lou. She started crafting at a young age. As a girl, she spent summers with her grandmother crocheting baby doll afghans, making coasters out of plastic canvas and yarn, and canning apricot jam. Today, Alexis spends a lot of time dreaming up and working on projects for her family’s home. She loves mixing traditional crafting techniques with a more modern aesthetic.