Jul 10, 2010

DIY Vintage Ribbon Backdrop

If you were here yesterday, then you saw the jaw-dropping vintage guest dessert table feature from Blair Britt Events. I’m back here today with Blair’s how-to of that beautiful ribbon backdrop. For this wedding, the bride wanted an eclectic ribbon, lace, and fabric backdrop, so Blair found lots of textures and colors that worked with their wedding style. However, you can use any kind of ribbon to make a stunning ribbon backdrop. Here is the how-to…

In order to create this backdrop, assemble a pvc frame that fits the dimensions of your table (alternatively you can cut a large piece of foam core that fit the dimensions of your table). Cover the pvc frame or backdrop with sewn channels of white fabric to soften the look of the pipe in case it happens to peek through the draped backdrop. Rip fabric into long strips (width should be according to how thick you want your strips to be). Hang strips over the top of the frame, attaching them with a simple safety pin on the backside. Cut long pieces of lace trim and ribbons and add these strips in the gaps between the fabric strips using the same safety pin method. Continue to layer strips of fabric, ribbon, and lace until you achieve the desired look. If you wish, create a personalized bunting (Blair created a bunting using doilies, twine, and clothespins) and attach the bunting to the backdrop with pins.

Be back next week with Behind-the-Scenes and Ask Amy.

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