I had a fun opportunity to create a backdrop for Savings.com for a booth at a conference here in Utah last month. They asked me to gather a few ideas, so I jumped on Pinterest and found some inspiration. They loved the idea of a paper chain backdrop (inspired by this one from the House that Lars Built), and I was so excited to be able to put one together on my own! I love how it turned out, and it looked bright and fun and inviting at the conference! This is the perfect project if you want to make a show-stopping photo booth or party backdrop, and it can be customized to match any color scheme. Here is how I made my DIY Paper Chain Backdrop…
Here’s what you need to make your own Paper Chain Backdrop:
Step 1: Sort your paper by color. Here is a breakdown of the number of sheets we used for each color (from these paper pads):
- Blue: 9
- Light blue: 17
- Yellow: 18
- Green: 9
- Red: 26
- Pink: 10
- Light pink: 18
- Coral: 8
- Total: 115
Step 2: Use a paper slicer to cut each sheet into 2″ strips (six strips from each sheet).
Step 3: Using the paper strips and hot glue, create each chain following the pattern below (also inspired by the House that Lars Built because I found it soooo helpful): Note: If you will be assembling the backdrop somewhere else, it’s super helpful to number each chain on the inside of the top link for quick assembly.
Step 4: Following the pattern above, arrange the chains on the backdrop stand (or dowel or wall or whatever you are using).
Aren’t the colors beautiful? In just a couple hours, you have the perfect backdrop for a party or booth! You could even make one to decorate a large wall!