A Stunning (and Cheap) Backdrop for Your Outdoor Wedding
Welcome Wedding Week: Day 2
I hope you enjoyed yesterday's Gold and White Inspiration theme. In case you missed it, you can view the post here.
Today I'm sharing a shamefully easy and cheap, yet very striking DIY. I call it a hanging tree hoop. This piece can be as extravagant or as simple as you'd like. What is even more special about it is that it doubles as wedding decor and as the perfect "photo booth".
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As we go through the week, you will see this simple little gem displayed several times. Especially in the next two color scheme inspiration posts. So make sure you don't miss it. But for now, let's create!
How to Create a Stunning Backdrop for Your Outdoor Wedding
What You Will Need
- 3-5 Hula hoops of different sizes (Any odd number above 1 works well)
- Your choice of fabric, spray paint, rope or raffia (This will be used to cover the hoop, so choose your preferred application)
- Greenery and flowers
- String or fishing line
- Optional: A cutout sign to float in the center*
Step 1: Cover the Hula Hoop
Since hula hoops come in a wide variety of wild colors, we need to cover them so that they blend with the other aesthetics of the reception decor. In the materials list above I gave you several options for doing this.
Wrapping the hoop with strips of white muslin, rope or raffia is best in my opinion, as it provides better coverage. Just keep in mind that if you use these methods you will need to secure it in place with hot glue.
I do not recommend spray painting the hoop, since the paint scratches easily, which of course, causes the color to bleed through. Not a good thing.
Step 2: Attach your sign
I purchased the "LOVE" sign below for a mere $5 second hand. If you'd rather not purchase a ready made sign, one can easily be cut out from foam core board and spray painted the color of your choice. I recommend gold or silver. Once you've chosen your sign, mount it securely using the clear fishing string.
Step 3: Add Flowers
Using the same clear fishing string, secure as many flowers as you like to the hoop. In about 20 minutes you should have something that looks like this:
Attach the hoops to the tree branches with string, ribbon, or bling beads which is what I used. Et voila! These make the perfect "photo booths". Simple have your guests stand behind one and snap a picture! Cool huh?
Later in the week, I'll show these same hoops with more flowers added. But for now, tell me now, how did you enjoy this DIY? Can you imagine this treatment for an outdoor wedding, BBQ or some other gathering?
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