You know when you take on a Pinterest inspired project and you think to yourself, this can go one of two ways – it’s either going to be amazing or you’re going to go down in the #pinterestfail hall of fame. I’m happy to say that the Paper Flower Backdrop I started in my last post turned out to be success!
I planned on using this for my best friends’ bridal shower and wedding, but we’ve only had the shower so far so I’ll share how I set it up for the indoor venue (as well as my plans for the outdoor reception.)
Here’s a quick drawing that shows how I tied the mono cord on – it was hard to photograph with the clear cord on the white paper.
I made sure not to tie the mono cord too tight or it would bite into the paper. When I attached the cord to the boxwood I placed the tethers far apart and tied them tight so the flowers didn’t bounce around or droop.
For the indoor venue I decided to just hang the boxwood panels up on the wall using command hooks. For the outdoor wedding reception I plan to use a staple gun to attach the boxwood to two 40″x80″ plywood panels and create some braces to stand them up straight.
Overall the backdrop turned out great for it’s debut at the bridal shower – the panels weren’t perfectly even but I’m hoping to fix that when I mount them to plywood. We took lots of photos in front of it and they all turned out really great.
I’ll have photo’s from the back drop at the wedding up on my instagram account – @eastmaindesigns so be sure to follow me to see how it turned out!