DIY Backdrops

During the holiday season, I wrote a post about Anthropologie window displays and how they can be a source of inspiration when styling parties. So when I stopped by Anthropologie during my lunch break today, of course I had to check out their latest display. From far away, I never would have guessed that behind the store letters were paint stirring sticks. They really have a way of taking ordinary, everyday objects and turning them into works of art. A while back, they had an amazing display using dozens of wooden coat hangers.

Anyway, it got me thinking about starting a new blog series. Every month (or so), I'm going to take an Anthropologie window display and show you step-by-step how to recreate the look at home. How fabulous would it be to create an ombre version of this for a dessert table backdrop?

In the meantime, I wanted to share the collection of DIY backdrops that I've been pinning. It's no surprise that the pin board includes many of the blogs that were highlighted in my recent link love post.

Paper Flower Backdrop via Tradewind Tiaras

Building a Better Dessert Table Backdrop via Frog Prince Paperie

Festive Streamer Backdrop via 100 Layer Cake

Paper Plate Backdrop via Piggy Bank Parties

Ripped Fabric Curtain Backdrop via Libby Lane Press

Oh, and by the way, my Vintage Sewing Party is one of the finalists over at Me and My Insanity's Party Party. Please head over and cast your vote before Sunday night. Thanks so much!


  1. Thanks for including me in this talented line-up. Such inspiration..wheels are already turning for what I can dream up next.

  2. Wow, how neat! Love that Anthro display- can't wait to see you re-create them!

  3. I loved the Paper flower backdrop so much I did one for my daughters 1st party this past November. Lots of uuhhh & aaahhh!

  4. Oh my! The Anthro! Can't wait to see what you do! (hopefully budget friendly so I can mimic it).
    - Brooke

    1. Most definitely! I'll try to stay under 10 bucks.

  5. The paper flower backdrop made me gasp! Very pretty.

  6. Wow, I absolutely LOVE that paper flower back drop. It's just beautiful!

  7. Wow, how cute! Love that Anthro display- can't wait to see you re-create them!


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