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Everyone loves a great party backdrop, especially one that’s budget friendly with a big impact! This DIY Horseshoe Party Backdrop is the perfect way to celebrate a birthday girl who loves horse back riding or Spirit Riding Free on Netflix! Keep reading to see how to create this large scale design that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg!
Even if you have no intentions of throwing a Spirit Party or horse themed birthday party, pin and take note of this tutorial! I’m going to teach you a technique you can use for ANY party theme! It all starts with some recycled cardboard and crepe paper streamers.
- Box cutter
- Crepe paper streamers
- Hot Glue Gun
- Straight Edge ruler (if you have straight cuts)
First draw your design on your cardboard and cut it out. Make sure to use a cutting mat under your surface and a new blade always helps!
Starting at the bottom, cover your cardboard with a strips of crepe streamer, overlapping the bottom layer as you go up.
Next unroll your crepe streamer and cut fringe pieces on the bottom. Layer this fringe layer onto the cardboard, slightly lower than the first layer you added on previously.
Continue covering the full surface of your cardboard, wrapping the ends on the sides to fully cover.
Personalize your design with a banner showing the birthday child’s name.
Tip: always make sure to get some photos of the birthday child with the decorations BEFORE guests arrive! Those might be the only pictures you get all day!
While this doesn’t have a 3D effect, it does look somewhat pinata like when displayed at your party table.
See more details on this Spirit Party I styled over on the Birthday In a Box site .
You can also see more of the cute desserts I made for the party, including these Nutter Butter and Nilla wafer horse cupcakes!