Here’s a super-simple way to create a very glam photobooth backdrop using some ribbon, card stock and a circle paper punch (see instructions below)! When I threw my sister’s baby shower last September, I knew a photobooth was a must-have party feature! Being that the baby shower theme was “Pink and Gold Ballerina” I wanted to incorporate the color scheme into the photobooth in a simple, beautiful and easy to assemble way. What I loved most about the end result is how flattering the gold is on everyone’s skin tone!
For the back of the photobooth (or photo backdrop) I used a roll of shiny gold wrapping paper, some pink wrapping paper (leftover from the dessert table decorations). Honestly, if I hadn’t run out of the gold paper I would not have used the pink, but it worked out fine to keep the bottom of the glass doors covered–and I knew we wouldn’t be taking full-length photos.
I ordered these beautiful baby shower photo props from Etsy shop flutterbugfrenzy and they made the guests really cut loose when we were taking pictures! I placed them in a glass vase with strip of tulle ribbon taped on top and filled with little gold jewel-like table accents by David Tutera, that I found at Jo Anns (these are similar).
Make sure to take into account the height of your guests and keep your word (“BABY” or “POSE” etc…) high enough to be seen in photos. Add some cute photo props (my favorite is the binky) and you have a seriously affordable and beautiful pink and gold photo booth backdrop! It was a wonderful coincidence that my sister and her friends all wore coral!
- card stock in pale pink, light pink, dark pink and pre-glittered gold (all found at Michael’s)
- thin ribbon in matching colors (cut into strips according to the height of your back drop)
- circle paper punch, 2 inches in diameter
- glue stick
- paper mache letters, spray adhesive, sticky wall mounts and gold glitter for letters (see here for more details)
- extra ribbon for hanging
Punch out circles in all your desired colors. Separate by color. Using the matching color ribbon, arrange the circles on the ribbon in random bunches (see pictures above for reference) and leave negative space of just ribbon as well.
Cover a circle generously with your glue stick and place the ribbon directly in the center. Add more glue on the second circle and press the top circle to the bottom circle with the ribbon directly in the center. It helps to have a heavy book to rest on top of glued circles while they dry. This also helps to keep the circles flat.
TO HANG: Cover your background area with gold (and pink, if desired) wrapping paper using double-sided tape. Then using existing structures (or sticky-back mounting hooks positioned on the sides of the wrapping paper), tie a ribbon across the top of the backdrop. Tie each strand of circles to the top of the ribbon (see picture above), making sure to alternate and couple colors in a random fashion across the backdrop.
This photo back drop was a lot of fun to think up and execute and was one of my favorite decorations in my sister’s baby shower! For more great pink and gold baby shower ideas check out my Pinterest board and more decorating ideas!