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DIY Photo Backdrop

Hey party people!

One element that can really make a party is a BACKDROP! You can order a photo backdrop or you can make your own using PVC pipe for a little over $10! It’s really easy and you don’t have to handle any tools. 

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I actually posted a tutorial for this DIY Photo Backdrop several years ago, but it’s SO much easier to actually see it rather than read it. I figured a video tutorial would be much more helpful. 

I’ve used this photo backdrop for several parties. Here are just a few examples of it in action…

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The Magic Treehouse Party – I used the backdrop to hang this faux wood tablecloth. 
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For my Sister’s Wedding, we used the backdrop to hang a bunch of ribbon and lace for a photo backdrop. 

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Builder’s Floor Covering Event featuring Taniya Nayak & Kristin Jackson

I used my PVC backdrop for this event and simply added white paper with a herringbone pattern (DIYed with washi tape). Super simple & super cheap!

Pony Party - Backdrop

This is a sneak peek of a party I just did this past weekend. I used my DIY Photo Backdrop frame to create this balloon arch. 

How can you create your own? Check out this video tutorial on How to DIY a Photo Backdrop – 

Here’s what you’ll need to tell the people at your local hardware store to cut…

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And a diagram with the dimensions…

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The great thing about this is it’s easy to store. I keep the two base pieces together, so all I have to do is add the bottom piece and the top frame.

TIP: To remember which piece goes with what, mark the ends with letters or numbers. Example – mark A that goes with B, C that goes with D…and so on.

You are going to LOVE all the ways you can take your party to the next level with this DIY Photo Backdrop. Use it as a backdrop to your desert table, a photo op, or to create a fun balloon arch. 

Hope you have an awesome day & don’t forget to Party On!

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  • Cindy J.
    Posted at 02:30h, 19 February Reply

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for this post and video! I just wish our local Home Depot was half as helpful as yours was; they looked at my husband crazy when he asked them to cut the PVC pipe for us…apparently all they had was a hack saw? REALLY? it’s HOME DEPOT!!

    Anyway, we are going to cut them down ourselves…wish us luck!

    • Heidi Rew
      Posted at 20:54h, 21 February Reply

      You’re so welcome, Cindy! Oh no! That’s horrible and weird about Home Depot. How did it end up going? Would love to hear! My email is:, if you want to email. Thanks again, Cindy! Party on! Heidi Rew

  • Mariela
    Posted at 11:39h, 22 March Reply

    Hi heidy omg your video is awesome, i want to create my own pcv pipe backdrop to use it for my daughter’s 3th birthday,i just have a little question for you,,ok this backdrop measurements are 6ft long × what wide,is that like 4ft wide thank you

    • Heidi Rew
      Posted at 09:33h, 06 April Reply

      Hey Mariela – Thanks so much! It’s 6×6, but you can really make it whatever dimensions you’d like. Hope your daughter’s party is awesome! <3 Heidi

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