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Giant Flower Photobooth Backdrop DIY

Here is a fun little photobooth backdrop we made last week. The materials are super simple. I think these would look awesome as the backdrop to a wedding ceremony! (PS – Another photobooth DIY you might like.)

Giant Flower Photo Backdrop DIY | Oh Happy Day! Giant Flower Photo Backdrop DIY | Oh Happy Day!Giant Flower Photo Backdrop DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Click through for instructions…

Materials: Various Colors of Butcher Paper, Crepe Paper, Floral Wire, Wire Cutters, Scissors, String & Tape (for hanging)

Step 1: Cut 6-8 large petal shapes from each color of butcher paper.
Step 2: To make each stamens for the middle of the flowers, first cut 2 long strips of yellow crepe paper and an equally long piece of floral wire.
Step 3: Take one strip of crepe paper and cut it a quarter of the way down.
Step 4: Shape the longer piece of crepe into a ball then cover it with the small piece that you just cut off. Once covered, it should look like a miniature balloon.
Step 5: Use the already cut wire to hold the crepe paper into place.
Step 6: Take the uncut strip of crepe paper and cover the ball and the wire. Wind it down the wire so crepe paper covers everything.
Step 7: Once you’ve made 3 stamens, tie them together (at their base) with floral wire.
Step 8: Begin placing petals around the base of the stamens and wrap with a second piece of wire to secure in place.  Continue until you are satisfied with the look of the petals and have finished the length of the wire.
Step 9: Fold the flowers into the shape you want.
Step 10: Tape the flowers from the ceiling with thick string. When they’re adjusted to a height you like, anchor them to the back wall with another string.
Step 11: Collect photobooth props and start taking pictures!

Giant Flower Photo Backdrop DIY | Oh Happy Day!Giant Flower Photo Backdrop DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Photography by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day
Production by  Alison Piepmeyer
Styling by Caitlin Barker
Crafting by Tais Horta


    July 18, 2013

    So pretty! thanks for sharing! this is nice even for just a big room with a white wall!

    Where do you find your butcher paper (especially in those colors!)?

  2. Anne

    July 18, 2013

    I so love this project!!! I wanna make one just for fun! 😀


    July 18, 2013

    Wwaauuu I love this diy. Looks really cool!!

  4. maggie

    July 18, 2013

    adorable, as always!

  5. Kirsten

    July 18, 2013

    oh my goodness, i love these.
    and the colors are perfect!

  6. Akshara Vivekananthan

    July 18, 2013

    This DIY looks super fun and the best part is that it looks so effortlessly beautiful but perhaps that’s just your talented skills! I might mess that baby up ! 🙂

    xo Akshara
    Simply Akshara

  7. jess

    July 18, 2013

    these are so cool! this is definitely one of my favorite photobooth posts you’ve made. This would also be so sweet for a kids’ room or a party.

  8. Liz

    July 18, 2013

    LOVE this! I was wondering where that amazing dress came from? Thanks

      • jordan
      • July 18, 2013

      It’s vintage. 🙂

  9. The Triplets

    July 18, 2013

    The flowers are lovely, but that dress is amazing- seriously my idea of the perfect dress.

  10. Toni

    July 18, 2013

    Simple and so charming!!!!

  11. Michelle @ Full Belly, Worn Soles

    July 19, 2013

    Amazing little project. You make me want to have a photobooth party!

  12. Destination Wedding Photographer

    July 19, 2013

    love all the colors! very fun & funky.

  13. lyndsay

    July 19, 2013

    super fun and sculptural and crinkly and bright!

  14. Kaisa

    July 21, 2013

  15. Jenny

    July 21, 2013

    Love these flowers!! Thank you for sharing as always! I was wondering if you had a tutorial for the lovely bow garland featured in Blake’s Bow Themed First Birthday at the Tomkat Studio? I completely fell in love with it for my daughter’s birthday party coming up! Thank you so much in advance!!! 🙂

  16. Tanya

    July 22, 2013

    You’ve done it again! At this rate, my apartment is going to be covered, floor to ceiling, in your gorgeous flower backdrops!

    Tanya @

  17. Robe de mariée

    July 31, 2013

    Une belle idée pour une jolie ambiance

  18. Paulette Leto

    August 1, 2013

    That’s pretty cool!

    I volunteer at a library, and last November we made some paper flowers for the Day of the Dead since there are a lot of Hispanic people in this community and so it’s a fairly big thing. I think giant flowers like these would complement the Day of the Dead altar quite nicely! I may have to point this out to the librarians to see if they like it too.

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