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DIY Balloon Backdrop for a Party

Learn how to create this fun, sequin balloon backdrop with just a few supplies – use this idea for any celebration you have!

Learn how to create this fun, sequin balloon backdrop with just a few supplies - use this idea for any celebration you have!

Hey guys, Lindsay from Frenchie here with a fun party DIY that will save you some coin! I love all the fun photo backdrops I’m seeing lately.

I thought I’d give it a try with some of my favorite sequins from Hazel and Ruby. This balloon backdrop is perfect for any celebration you’re planning on having this year.

Mod Podge Balloons

I started out with the basics and added what I needed from there. I really only had to buy two things because I had the rest on hand.

Gather These Supplies

  • Balloons
  • Glitter Mod Podge
  • Hazel and Ruby Sequins Tubes (mine were the gold and pinks but are also available in greens)
  • foam brush
  • washi tape
  • white sheet or wall!
Learn how to create this fun, sequin balloon backdrop with just a few supplies - use this idea for any celebration you have!

Because I blog, I have a 3 x 5′ white backdrop. I used that to cover these weird archways we have in our front entry (I really have no other area for a thing like this :/).

Just use your wall if you have the space, or hang a good colored sheet for the balloon backdrop on a wall. My plan was to use my air compressor but I could not find my attachment.

So, I gathered my four & six year old and had them start blowing! I’d finish the balloons off and tie them. It’s a great source of punishment if you’re looking for one!

I next brushed the Mod Podge on the lower half with the foam brush and sprinkled my sequins on. If you were to dip it, it’d work – but you’d need a lot of sequins.

Learn how to create this fun, sequin balloon backdrop with just a few supplies - use this idea for any celebration you have!

I then taped them onto my balloon background. I only used 11 total balloons, and it was enough to get the look I wanted to achieve. I think it’d look super cool with it going all the way from floor to ceiling!

My daughter thought the sparkles were the coolest. She was my little model and I told her that I’d pay her a dollar. Works every time!

Learn how to create this fun, sequin balloon backdrop with just a few supplies - use this idea for any celebration you have!

I hope that you enjoyed my balloon backdrop post today, and I’d love to know it if any of you try it! Tell me in the comments.

Balloon Backdrop

Balloon Backdrop

Yield: 1 backdrop
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10

Learn how to make a DIY balloon background with confetti and Mod Podge! This is fun for parties or photo ops.

Materials

  • Balloons
  • Glitter Mod Podge
  • Sequins
  • Washi Tape or Pins
  • White Sheet

Tools

  • Foam Brush

Instructions

  1. Blow up enough balloons to cover your entire backdrop.
  2. Brush Mod Podge on the lower half of the balloons and sprinkle sequins on top. Catch the sequins that fall off and repeat. Allow the balloons to dry.
  3. Tape or pin the balloons to the background. Start at the bottom and work your way up to the top.
  4. When complete, hang on the wall.

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Jacquin - Interiors by Jacquin

Sunday 4th of January 2015

Wow! What a lovely and fun idea! Looking forward to trying this for a special occasion in the future. Thanks for sharing! www.InteriorsbyJacquin.blogspot.com

Sierra Rose

Sunday 4th of January 2015

I love DIY photo backgrounds. This is awesome!