easy crepe paper backdrop

backdrop

Late in June I shared my Fourth of July tablescape with you all, and wanted to circle back to go more in-depth with one aspect of the decor–my easy crepe paper backdrop. Not only does this technique make a cute table backdrop, but it’s also great for photo backdrops!

crepe paper

Now, obviously, I used red, white and blue crepe paper, but you can use any colors (I think 3 colors is best) to coordinate with your event. Here’s the easy how-to:

Materials:
crepe paper rolls
scissors
tape

crepe paper

Step 1: Take your crepe paper and cut into lengths approx. 4″ long. I cut three lengths at once to make the work go a little faster:) Once you have your pieces cut, use your scissors to trim the bottoms at an angle.

crepe paper

crepe paper

Keep going until you have about a million of these pieces cut. Just kidding. You only need about half a million :)

Now, take two pieces of crepe paper (alternating colors), place them so that the short end of each piece is facing the inside, and tape to the wall.

backdrop idea

Start at the bottom, and place each subsequent row about a couple inches above the one below it.

crepe paper

Keep going until you’re happy with your backdrop, and that’s it!

july fourth backdrop

I love super simple, easy backdrop ideas that give maximum impact to your event or tablescape.

What easy backdrop ideas do you use and love?

    


fabric scrap ideas

fabric scrap tutorials

 Hello, friends! Today, I’m sharing with you lots of fun and creative ways to use something most of have lying around our crafting spaces-fabric scraps! Fabric scraps are so versatile-think twice before tossing them after your next fabric project!

party and home decor


cupcake flag toppers from whip up

scrap map from sew kate sew

fabric scrap wreath from linda made

easy knotted garland from burlap+blue

fall pillow at cluck cluck sew

coasters from the sometimes crafter

fabric flower collage from hey now, whoa now

conversation love hearts from red bird crafts

wire wrapped “hello” from a cuppa and a catch up

fabric garden markers from design sponge

decorative thumbtacks from how about orange

accessories and gift ideas

no-sew flowers from made

fabric mini-purse from thimbleanna

scrap flower necklaces from smaller

flower hairpins from craftstylish

pincushion from bhg

pop garden flower tutorial from heather bailey

diy bobby pins from just call me chris

mug rug from stitches and scissors

burp cloths from piece n quilt

coin purse from the purl bee

patchwork kindle case from the sometimes crafter

gift tags from creature comforts

fabric headbands from button bird designs

pleated headbands from craftiness is not optional

ticker tape clutch at living with punks

embellished gift bags at miss lovie

beaded bracelet at simple simon & co

scrap skirt at living with punks

matching game at prudent baby

    


diy mod podged jute tote {a tutorial}

mod podged tote bag1
Good Morning, friends! I’m so excited to share this easy Mod Podged Tote with you all! This tote is perfect for errands around town, a library bag, or even a pool or beach bag!

Materials:

  • Fabric Mod Podge
  • Jute Tote (I found mine at Hobby Lobby)
  • Fabric and/or Lace
  • Foam Brush

mod podged bag
Step 1: Gather your supplies and cut a piece of fabric to fit the front of your tote. I found this tote for under $6 at Hobby Lobby, but use whatever you can find…this is the perfect project for thrifted or inexpensive pieces. This technique would also work well on cosmetic cases, wine bags, and even clutches or wallets!

Step 2: Using your Mod Podge, decoupage your fabric to your bag, and let it dry completely. When I was getting ready to create this project, I realized my Fabric Mod Podge had dried up (oh no!), so I used my Matte Mod Podge and honestly didn’t have any issues.

decoupage

 

Step 3: Next, decoupage your lace trim to the top of your bag. If you don’t have any lace available, you can use ric rac, ribbon, or even just a contrasting piece of fabric…anything goes!

 

I wanted the fabric to feel like fabric and not be too stiff, so I decided not to Mod Podge over top of the fabric and lace. This is just personal preference though; you can go either way!

mod podged tote


Thanks for reading!