Love the look of a fun party backdrop behind the dessert table, present table or photo op but don’t have a flat wall to display one? Consider building a DIY party backdrop stand that you can transport to any location you wish and use for your next big bash! Follow the dimensions and tips listed here to create a party backdrop stand that can be used over and over to make your parties extra special!
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Today’s post and DIY project comes courtesy of Liz, my longtime friend, previous coworker and roommate for all those trade shows we used to attend back in my pre-baby days. She’s one crafty gal with many appearances here on the blog for things she’s made me and my girls. Today she’s sharing this DIY party backdrop made of PVC pipe she built and has used for several parties!
Here’s the kicker – the whole thing cost between $15-20! Below are the pieces and dimensions needed, with all PVC pipe pieces being cut on site by the home improvement store employee:
- (2) 60″ straight PVC pipes
- (4) 12″ straight PVC pipes
- (4) 36″ straight PVC pipes
- (2) Elbow/L joints
- (4) T joints
- (4) caps for the feet.
Of course, these pipes didn’t come in this pink color.
Liz used a $2 paint sample can to give her party backdrop stand this pink look since it would be used at a bridal shower. The backdrop was used for all those “opening of the presents” shots to be taken by guests. An ombre pink shower curtain was purchased to be hung making the pipe an exposed part of the display. Oh and these flowers? Yeah she made from paper! How gorgeous are those?!
The 2nd time it was used was a 60th birthday party for her cousin. An actual curtain was hung over the backdrop which covered all the exposed pipe (which we know was pink underneath!). The legs were exposed but since it was behind this dessert table and hidden by the tablecloth, no one knew! Not only did this party backdrop stand help give some color behind the dessert table, it also gave a spot for her to hang a coordinating “Happy Birthday” banner.
Final tips from Liz: If the placement of the stand will be in front of a window where sun shines through, use a blackout curtain or you will see the shadow of the middle bar. Also, if you plan to make a wider frame, consider adjusting the configuration for a sturdier display by adding some support pipes in the back.