This backdrop is perfect for a dessert table, photography backdrop, or photo booth backdrop! Please excuse the poor quality Iphone Photos used in the step by step directions. I didn’t plan to do a tutorial; so I am using images I happened to capture along the way to help show you how to do this easy DIY! Here is the link to the entire Rainbow Art Party and Printables!
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
-2 Large White Foam Boards 32x40Inches – You can use any size you want. I purchased from Hobby Lobby ($5.99 each and then used a 40% OFF coupon)
-Hot Glue or Glue dots
-Pack of Chipboard Frames or Paper Frames – I purchased a Chipboard Pack from Michaels. You can also do paper pack. You want to find some that are punch outs and have a bunch of different sizes and shapes. Usually in a scrapbooking section of a craft store.
-Paint Colors of Your Choice – Acrylic Craft Paints Work Best
-Paint Brush – I used disposable foam brushes.
-A surface or tarp to paint frames one.
-2 Long Cube Dowel Rods from Hobby Lobby
STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS
1.) Punch out your frames (Chipboard or Paper).
2.) Lay your two foam boards side by side how you want them to assemble together, or if you are using one large foam board then lay it down the direction you will hang.
3.) Lay out your frames on the boards or board until it is as full looking as you want. This way you will only be painting the exact number of frames you need.
4.) Begin painting! I used extra old foam boards to paint on. You can paint on a tarp, old sheet, plywood, plastic tablecloth, or anything else you can think of.
5.) Commission a husband or friend to help paint:-) My mom and I painted these together and had to let dry and do few coats. The yellow and orange still showed a little bit of the chipboard through them after several coats. I knew once the backdrop was up no one would notice!
6.) While frames are drying assemble your two foam boards together if you are using two. Determine your back side and use duct tape to tightly pull seams together. Then do a few duct tape strips going the opposite direction. I then used two large cube dowel rods from hobby lobby and duct taped them on the back side to provide support and also a way to hang the backdrop if you choose to hang (mine just rested on the table against the wall).
7.) Once frames are dry arrange them on your finished foam board and play with them like a puzzle until you love the arrangement.
8.) Then start to glue them on! I used hot glue, but you can also use glue dots (more expensive this way).
Your Backdrop Is Now COMPLETE!