Create a picture-perfect backdrop for weddings, parties, and special events with one of these easy DIY displays.


Lights, camera, action! There's no need to shell out big bucks to rent a photo booth for your wedding or party when it's so easy to make your own. These photo booth ideas use basic party supplies like balloons and ribbon for no-fuss backdrops that everyone will love posing in front of.

Of course, you don't have to use the colors shown here, either. The beauty of using common supplies is that you can purchase them in any color combination to match your event's scheme. When it's go time, don't forget the props! Stock up on silly hats, glasses, and feather boas and let your guests create all kinds of memorable masterpieces.

1. Balloon Background

This might be the easiest (and least expensive!) backdrop ever. Tie individual balloons to weights so they stand on the floor, and vary their height for a layered look. Cluster the balloons together—overlapping will make it look more like a wall. We used about 10 balloons here, but you can use as many as you want for total coverage.

2. Floral Feature

For a simple floral backdrop without the hassle of real blooms, hang several strands of faux floral vines vertically. You can find flower garlands like these at crafts stores and online. Use one shade of flowers for a cohesive look or incorporate several strands in varied hues for a colorful backdrop.

3. Ribbon Runner

All you have to do for this DIY photo booth background is cut strips of wide ribbon, then hang them vertically from a piece of thick string. Alternate the colors of ribbon and use the sparkly kind for maximum decorative potential.

4. Starry Eyed

star garland, party decor, photo booth

Go celestial with sparkly stars at your event. To make this photo booth background, cut out a variety of our

free star templates

from glitter cardstock. Hot glue string to the back of a star, then sandwich another of that size on top. Space glued stars about 4 to 5 inches apart; continue attaching until you've reached your desired length.


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