If you’re throwing a Halloween party, a statement backdrop is a must! Not only does it set the overall mood for your party, but also doubles as a fun photo booth for your guests to pose in front of in their costumes. This tulle DIY Halloween party backdrop is a cinch to make and your guests will think you’re a party planning genius! Follow along to make your own DIY Halloween party decorations!
- 6 inch Tulle Rolls in:
- Acrylic Paints
- Paint Brush
- Googly Eyes
- Baker’s Twine
- Letter Balloons
- Quick Drying Glue
First things first, choose the word or phrase that you’d like to spell out using balloons. I chose “EEK” as it always makes me think of Halloween. Using the straw included, inflate your balloons and then start painting them a solid color.
I really wanted the balloons to pop off the backdrop, and the white paint definitely transformed them nicely.
I love using unconventional colors for Halloween, such as black, white and purple, but any color combination would work nicely. Before cutting the tulle, determine the spot on the wall where you’d like to hang your backdrop, and then tie a length of baker’s twine from two points on the wall. I happen to have sconces on my wall, so I tied an end of the twine to each of them, but command hooks, or the like, would work just as well.
While the paint is drying on the balloons, start cutting your tulle. This is when a good series on Netflix will be your best friend, because you’ll be cutting for a while! My wall is pretty wide, so it took about four rolls of each color of tulle to create the backdrop.
Now that you’ve cut all the tulle, you’re ready to tie the pieces to your baker’s twine. Fold the tulle in half, then with the looped part in front of the twine, tuck the end pieces behind and through the loop, pulling down to tighten.
Continue adding the tulle to the twine, alternating colors as you go.
By now the balloons should be dry, and ready for the second paint step – splatter paint! I did this part outside, and made sure I was wearing old clothes. To splatter, simply dip your brush in the paint, then flick your wrist and let the paint do its thing!
To up the Halloween eek factor, I added different sizes of googly eyes to the balloons once the splatter paint was dry. A little dab of quick drying glue secured them nicely.
Once the glue has dried, string the balloons to another piece of baker’s twine, then tie the ends to your hooks.
Have fun creating your own DIY Halloween party decorations and Happy Halloween!
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Annaliese is a party stylist and owner of Made of Sugar and Spice, a dress-up party boutique for little girls ages 3 – 10. Her love of color, pretty girly things, glitter, and creative nature help transform every day occasions into the best day ever. She lives by the motto “I can spray paint that,” has a major sweet tooth, and when she’s not crafting or planning parties, you can find her spending time with her husband, son and three dogs.