Our favorite backdrops and how to make them
Backdrops are one of the easiest things you can do to make your party pop! There are different ways to do it and I will tell you our favorite one. We have a backdrop stand we love (all links will be at the bottom of the post) and we have several different curtains or backdrop rolls that go with it, but by far the most versatile and that we've used the most is our white vinyl backdrop. It comes in a roll and it's wipeable (must have with kiddos around!), we love that the white is. very crisp and that we can attach the removable vinyl to it and change the look in a snap.
We only use Oracal 631 vinyl (numbers mean how sticky and powerful the vinyl is, 631 is the removable kind, the ones you would use for walls, 651 and up are more durable and can be used outdoors)
We dream and sketch our design beforehand and then use our Silhouette Cameo and the Silhouette Studio to design and cut. Very carefully we measure to make sure it's centered and, if we have one main image, we measure to make sure it's not too high or too low. Then we use transfer paper to stick the vinyl onto the backdrop. We then just roll the backdrop back up and it's ready to party!
A few hacks we have, the roll we have is too tall for what we need, so we measured one time what a good backdrop height would be and then added some duct tape to the back between the roll and what's hanging so it didn't keep rolling down. This way we don't have to measure each time and every time it is the perfect height. We also usually do one big image in the middle and then just eyeball all the rest, which could be polka dots, sprinkles, etc.
We love adding a simple balloon garland to our backdrops to add some fun and color to it. You can use this as a stand-alone for pictures or have the party entertainment do their show in front of it. Or you can put it behind a table and make it the focal point of your food or dessert spread.
Hope you liked our tips, if you have any questions or comments you can always email us or dm us on Instagram.
Here's the links to everything I listed above (please note that some of these are affiliate links and, at no cost to you, we earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase)
- Backdrop Stand We like this one because the bottom is flat instead of triangular, so there's less tripping hazard
- Backdrop Roll This one is wipeable and easy to stick and remove decals
- Oracal 631 Vinyl Here's a great starter kit for vinyl
- Transfer Paper So easy to add any decal with this transfer paper (they're also called transfer tape sometimes)
- Silhouette Cameo This is the cutting machine we use for pretty much every project you see us make