DIY Herringbone Wedding & Party Photo Backdrop

Written by on June 28, 2013 in DIY, Lifestyle - 5 Comments
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We love a fun backdrop, so this orange and blue herringbone décor is right up our alley! The ladies behind Confetti Pop worked with paper from Envelopments to create this one-of-a-kind party backdrop that really makes quite the fabulous statement. The best part? You can make this at home! Check out their easy DIY tips below.

Project concept and styling: Confetti Pop
Photography: Jeff Loves Jessica
Paper: Envelopments
Florals: Prairie Fair
Models: Ignite Models
Makeup: Joy G. Phillips
Bride’s wardrobe: Vera Wang Katherine courtesy of L’Atelier Couture; earrings: Target
Groom stylist: Darren Younge of Well-Groomed
Groom’s wardrobe: shirt, shoes, and Calvin Klein tux courtesy of Men’s Wearhouse; tie and pocket square courtesy of Bows-n-Ties
Originally Produced for: Martha Stewart Weddings

 

MATERIALS

- 12-inch by 12-inch Envelopments card stock in white micah, ecru micah, yellow topaz, tangelo, mystic and navajo (12 sheets each)
- Pencil
- Ruler
- Clear tape
- Paper cutter
- Sewing machine

DIRECTIONS

1. Cut 2-inch strips of card stock, using the paper cutter to keep the edges straight. Make a mark with the pencil 2 inches from the end of each strip. Put another mark 2 inches from the opposite end of the strip. Then cut a 45-degree diagonal line from the mark to the adjacent corner. Doing this will create a pointed end on the strip. Do this again on the other side of the strip to create parallel lines. You’ll need sixty strips in each color.

2. When you’ve completed the strips in each color, take two different colored strips and tape them together at the center using your tape. Set those aside for later use.

3. Change your sewing machine settings to create a zigzag stitch. Take a herringbone piece and feed it through the machine. Let out about 2 inches of thread before running the next piece through. Keep feeding pieces through until you have an 8-inch strand of herringbone.

4. Hang the strands in the desired location at your venue. Be sure to spread them apart so that the strands can spin freely without bumping into each other. To create a dynamic look, you can trim the strands to various lengths.

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