Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Party Details: ribbon backdrop tutorial

Remember the birthday party for little Ava? Within the next few weeks I'll do a few tutorials of a few details from her party. Three months later, I'm finally getting to them. Hope you like them.
First one is the ribbon backdrop tutorial:

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This will be perfect for that upcoming baby shower that you're planning or any party. And the best part? It's really easy to do. It'll make your party definitely stand out (for the good).
What you'll need:

- one wooden dowel (can find at Michaels, Joanns, or any hardware store)
- ribbon . . . different colors and sizes (make sure you
buy them on sale, cause they can be pricey at times)
You first start by figuring out how long you want the backdrop to be.
I cut my dowel to 25 inches across.
With the thinner ribbon, I doubled them and then made a knot around the dowel. With the thicker ribbon, I used a hot glue gun and glued it to the dowel. (when on the dowel, the thick and skinny ribbon were the same length - - once hanging, the ribbon were 27 inches long)
It's really easy. You just decide the pattern you want - - how many thin ribbon and how many thick ribbon, tie/hot glue it on the dowel, and then hang. Simple!
(For mine, I used 14 thin and 7 thick ribbon)
Easy, right? If you do this, I'd love to see your creation!
I'll be linking to these parties here.


  1. This is a great idea and excellent instructions. I love how you used it as a backdrop to cover the microwave.

  2. Thank you! This is such a cute idea!

  3. Great tutorial! I still adore this backdrop!

  4. such a lovely look for a girly party! *visiting from delightful order thursday link party*

  5. I love your ribbon backdrop! Found your post at Somewhat Simple SYS!
    You are right about pricey ribbon. I love the 50% off at Jo Ann's
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. What a fresh new idea! The pictures look so much better with the backdrop! small touches make a big difference.

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  7. What a clever idea; and great tutorial. I would love for you to link your project at Color Chic for a chance to win a giveaway!

  8. So sweet! I can see this as so many other things as well. It most certainly has that party happiness vibe goin' on!

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  9. i always love ribbon backdrops, adds so much look to a party. pretty setup! found you over at making the world cuter, come by for a visit sometime :)


  10. Lovely idea! Shared on our facebook wall today - thank you for the tutorial!

  11. So pretty! I love this idea... plus you can re-use the ribbons afterwards so you can get double the use! Thanks for the tutorial. (found you via Tatertots and Jello)

  12. Super fun idea! And it doesn't seem really time consuming (as many party decorations are.

    I love it! Thank you so much for sharing.


  13. This is great, thanks for sharing! I plan on making one for my daughter's party next weekend. BTW: I mentioned this post on my blog today.

  14. I loooooooooooooooove this! The colors are gorgeous and the backdrop is perfect in the white kitchen!!

  15. linda adorei vou fazer, aqui no Brasil não costumamos arrumar tanto assim as festa.



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