I’m still pretty taken with the colorful backdrop used at last weekend’s Easter Mini Sessions, so I am crazy excited to bring you the DIY Fabric Backdrop tutorial. The backdrop was the perfect addition to add just the right bit of mint, lavender and soft blue. I could see this used at an outdoor wedding, as the backdrop for a photo booth or as a decoration at a bridal or baby shower!
For this project, you will need:
- 28 yards of various fabrics (my fabric backdrop was 10 feet tall x 10 feed wide)
- measuring tape
1. Lay your fabric on a wide, flat surface. The narrow part of the fabric should be facing you.
2. Mark along the narrow end of your fabric every 2 inches.
3. Take your scissors and make a small cut into your fabric at each marker.
4. Now comes the easy part. Set yourself down in front of the television for a while and begin to tear your strips. Start at the slit you made in step 3. The fabric should tear quite easily. The fabric will have a vintage, frayed look. You will have several loose threads so be prepared to touch up your fabric strips before moving on to the next step.
6. Now that you have piles and piles of fabric strips, you are ready to make your fabric backdrop! I set up my studio backdrop and tied my rope from one end to the other. You can also lay your rope on the floor for this next part. Decide how you would like to arrange your fabric strips and begin tying them to your rope. It’s that simple! If you are looking for a fuller look, take extra strips and use them as “connectors”.
Now you have a beautiful fringe, fabric backdrop ready for any occasion!