Awesome Wedding Photo Backdrops DIY Ideas

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1. Fresh Flower Wall

Fresh Flower Wall

You can order flowers from your florist, or buy them at the grocery store the day-of. See how to make it here.
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2. Giant Balloon Heart

Giant Balloon Heart

This heart is so simple to make that you could set up a few hearts in different colors and at different heights. Get the step-by-step here.
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3. Simple Suspended Fabric

Hang a shower curtain or several yards of your favorite fabric from a backdrop frame, (here’s how you can make your own, and you can secure the fabric to the frame using clamps like these). Read the how-to here.
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4. Hay Bales and Vintage Frames

Find hay at an animal feed store and hang up empty frames with nails. Laying down an outdoor rug (like ones available here or here) adds a little color.
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5. Floating Heart Curtain

Floating Heart Curtain

You will need a heart-shaped paper punch for this project, which you can pick up at a craft store or on Amazon. Learn how to put the backdrop together here.
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6. Ribbons and Globe Lights

Ribbons and Globe Lights

To recreate this, tie strips of ribbon and lace to a photo backdrop stand. (Here’s how to make your own backdrop stand.) Then hang up globe lights and a bunting (which you can make or buy).
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7. Mosquito Netted Sofa

Mosquito Netted Sofa

This setup requires a good place to hang up a mosquito net (like a tree limb, or an exposed beam). This inspiration photo uses an antique bed, but benches will be easier to find — your venue may be able to provide one, or you may be able to borrow one for less than purchasing a new one. Then toss on some pillows to make it feel cozy.
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8. Fluffy Stuffing Clouds

Fluffy Stuffing Clouds

You’ll want to cuddle with these clouds, because they’re so easy to make and hang up. See the step-by-step here.
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9. Dip-dyed Coffee Filter Curtain

You will need a TON of coffee filters, but you can buy them in bulk without spending too much. Get the step-by-step here.
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10. Wall of Vintage Plates

Wall of Vintage Plates

Here’s a basic tutorial for hanging plates. Many venues won’t let you nail plates to the wall, so you can ask if you can use removable picture-hanging hooks, like theseinstead. Then check out flea markets and thrift stores to put together a collection of plates.
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11. Cocktail Napkin Flower Garlands

Cocktail Napkin Flower Garlands

Learn how to make these garlands here.
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12. Suspended Carnations

Suspended Carnations

Here’s how to make these pretty and simple garlands. And you could adapt this tutorial for any flowers that are sturdy enough to stand up to a needle and fishing line.
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13. No-Sew Geometric Dropcloth

No-Sew Geometric Dropcloth

Learn how to make this here.
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14. Giant Polaroid Frame

Giant Polaroid Frame

You can either set the two support poles in the ground, or put them in buckets filled with concrete (get a step-by-step in this how-to). Write your name and wedding date on the bottom of the photo frame, which you can make with poster board or foam board. Then, attach it to the poles with oversized clothespins, which you can find in most craft stores or online.
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15. Monochromatic Paper Flowers

Monochromatic Paper Flowers

This tutorial uses a photo backdrop frame, but you can also make your own — learn how here.
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16. Wall of Vines

Wall of Vines

Here’s how to put it together. You can order bunches of Italian Ruscus here, or get them through your florist.
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17. Macramé Yarn Hanging

Macramé Yarn Hanging

This is doable even if you don’t have macramé skills, but give yourself a little extra time for this one. See how to put it (and a matching yarn chandelier) together here.
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18. Lace Canvases

Lace Canvases

Here’s how to make custom-size frames and cover them with fabric. You can shop vintage stores and flea markets for tablecloths, or pick out new lace at a fabric store.
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19. Ombré Tissue Paper

Ombré Tissue Paper

Here’s how you can make it. The tutorial uses a professional photo backdrop frame, but you can make your own with PVC pipes.
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20. Giant Paper Flower Garden

Giant Paper Flower Garden

Learn how to make these ethereal flowers here.
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21. 1920s-Style Paper Moon

1920s-Style Paper Moon

This tutorial uses plywood, but you could do something similar (but less durable) with insulation sheathing.
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