$30 Photo Backdrop

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Add a little color to your next party with this DIY photo backdrop.

I’m the type of girl who, if left to her own devices, would blow most of her party budget on décor. That’s because I believe ambience shapes our experience more than anything else. However, I realize most people rank food a little higher on the value scale than aesthetic. So I challenged myself to create a photo backdrop that wouldn’t break the bank.

All you need is a handful of supplies and a good podcast or audiobook to listen to and your wall will be insta-ready quicker than you can say “cheese”.

·      - Removable Vinyl (3-5 colors/shades work best)
·      - Scissors and/or a Square Hole Punch
·      - An Empty Wall

I found my vinyl at Michaels. Any brand will work, just make sure the package says removable. This will protect your wall and allow you to move the pieces a bit if you decide you don’t like their placement.

The back of my vinyl had grids so I had the option of just using scissors to cut out my squares or using a hole punch. I decided on the hole punch to make sure my squares remained consistent.

Hint: To make using the hole punch easier I cut short strips of vinyl that were wide enough to accommodate the size of my square. I ended up using 8 strips of each color to cover my wall.

Once the squares were cut I pulled off the paper backing and stuck the vinyl to the wall. The pattern was completely random. I just made sure to spread out the colors and tilt the squares slightly to keep things visually interesting.

photo by @miked.shotme

It’s as simple as that! Check out this video for step-by-step instructions:


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    1. After seeing it on the wall I think using vinyl would be a fun way to create your own "wallpaper" in a small space too!


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