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These days, no wedding or party is complete without a photo booth.

Here’s the problem:

Hiring a professional photo booth can be pricey, especially when you’re working with a tight budget.

Fret not – setting up your own DIY photo booth is relatively easy. To make it a success, you absolutely need great props and backdrops.

This is where we come in:

We’ve compiled the complete list of ideas and step-by-step tutorials for quickly making your own photo booth backdrop.

You can even filter through the list to find the best backdrop for you.

Check it out:

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Chevron fringe photo backdrop for New Year's Eve parties

This chevron fringe backdrop will bring glitzy glamour to your photo booth, perfect for New Year’s Eve parties. The best part? It only takes 10 minutes to set up!

Link: http://ispydiy.com/2014/12/29/holiday-diy-new-years-eve-party/


Paper flower wedding photo backdrop

This paper flower backdrop is perfect for any romantic occasion. It’s gorgeous, costs a mere 20 bucks, and only takes 3–5 hours to make. It’s a practical alternative to fresh flower backdrops, which are way more expensive and can only last for a couple of days.

Comes with printable templates for the flowers.

Link: http://apracticalwedding.com/2015/02/paper-flower-wedding-backdrop/


Colourful paper plate photo backdrop

Make your photo booth shots pop with this colourful backdrop, made with just paper plates. It’s so simple, anyone can do it within 30 minutes.

Link: http://ohhappyday.com/2016/08/paper-plate-backdrop/


DIY cloud photo backdrop

Add a little magic to your photo booth with these surreal clouds—it’s perfect for weddings. These clouds are surprisingly easy to make and requires no artistic skill, just patience. Expect to spend an afternoon on this backdrop.

Link: http://apracticalwedding.com/2014/06/diy-cloud-backdrop/


DIY giant balloon heart photo booth backdrop

Pink balloons arranged in a giant heart? We have a winner. This backdrop is a fantastic centrepiece for weddings, or just about any romantic occasion.

Link: http://studiodiy.com/2013/02/12/diy-giant-balloon-heart/


DIY gold foil fringe backdrop

This gold foil fringe backdrop is one of the all-time favourites, and for good reason—it’s flashy (like any good photo booth should be) and takes a grand total of 10 minutes to set up. If you’re short on time or patience, this is your best bet.

Link: http://www.brit.co/diy-gold-photo-booth/


DIY yarn banner backdrop

Add some artistic flair with these yarn banners. Hang them against any wall and transform your space into an attention-grabbing photo booth. These banners are easy to create, and can be made in a couple of hours.

Links: http://blog.creativebug.com/yarn-banner-diy/


Big fringe garlands photography backdrop

Turn up the wow factor with these big fringe garlands. You’ll just need crepe paper and 30 minutes to set up.

Link: http://ohhappyday.com/2012/10/big-fringe-garlands/


DIY Post It Notes backdrop

Here’s an idea that’s equal parts simple and stunning—a colourful party backdrop made with nothing more than the common Post-it Note. Use different sizes and colours for a beautiful stained glass window effect. This step-by-step tutorial even comes with a template that you can follow.

Link: http://www.poppytalk.com/2015/08/diy-post-it-note-photobooth-backdrop.html


Rainbow balloon party backdrop

This rainbow balloon backdrop is bound to be a hit at any birthday or children’s party. What’s more, it’s inexpensive and simple to make.

Link: http://ohhappyday.com/2016/08/rainbow-balloon-backdrop/


DIY Leaf Backdrop

If a flower backdrop sounds like too much trouble, use leaves instead. Arrange the leaves in any shape you like and hold them up with tape. It’s best to do it on the day of your party or the night before, to prevent wilting leaves.

Link: http://almostmakesperfect.com/2015/05/14/diy-leaf-backdrop/


Paper daisy photo backdrop

Nothing says summer party like these paper daisies, which are oh-so-easy to make and require very little in supplies. This stunning backdrop can be made for less than $10. Comes with printable template and step-by-step tutorial.

Link: http://thehousethatlarsbuilt.com/2016/06/diy-paper-daisy-backrop.html/


DIY wax paper backdrop

Here’s a stunning wedding photo booth backdrop—with a light and airy quality that is impactful, but doesn’t take attention away from the bride and groom. With little more than string, ribbon and paper, you can create a backdrop of any size to suit any venue. Expect to spend an afternoon on this project.

Link: http://www.stylemepretty.com/2013/09/27/diy-wax-paper-backdrop/


diy-streamers-backdrop

This DIY backdrop is as simple as it gets. Simply hang streamers of different colours on a dowel, which you can easily get in IKEA, and you’re set. Minimal effort for great results.

Link: https://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-ideas/decor/diy-photobooth-party-streamers


DIY giant moon photo backdrop

If you’re looking to go big or go home, nothing will scream magical wedding more than this giant moon backdrop. This is an involved project that requires skill and patience. Expect to spend an afternoon creating your statement piece.

Link: http://greenweddingshoes.com/diy-giant-moon-backdrop/


Paper fan backdrop

Add colour and texture to your photo booth backdrop with these paper fans, arranged to form a scallop effect. This is a simple project—you’ll just need paper fans and tape.

Link: http://www.youaremyfave.com/2012/06/13/a-paper-fan-party-backdrop-is-my-fave-guest-post-from-jenny/


DIY paper chain photo booth backdrop

Here’s another stunning backdrop that’s so simple to make. Mix up your paper chains with different colours for different occasions—red and green for Christmas, black for Halloween. This project only requires paper strips and glue, which you can easily purchase or find at home.

Link: http://www.bespoke-bride.com/2014/09/01/diy-paper-chain-backdrop/


DIY giant heart backdrop

Nothing says romance like a giant red heart; bring this to your wedding photo booth and captivate your guests with the spirit of love. You’ll be surprised to learn that this backdrop is made of chicken wire and napkins—who knew they could be made to look so good? This project is a fantastic, inexpensive hack that can be completed in a couple of hours.

Links: http://www.designlovefest.com/2013/12/make-it-46/


Tissue paper flower backdrop

Here’s a cheap alternative to the fresh flower backdrop, with flowers made from tissue paper! It’s the perfect decoration for your wedding photo booth. This project is easier than it looks (because the result is so gorgeous) and can be completed in a couple of hours.

Link: http://lovelyindeed.com/photobooth-factory-scattered-flowers/


Snowflake backdrop

Switch things up with this unique snowflake backdrop. All you need to do is cut the shapes from paper—group them in several layers for a truly magical effect. Comes with downloadable snowflake patterns to make this project an absolute breeze.

Link: https://blog.etsy.com/weddings/make-a-snowflake-backdrop/


Geometric photo booth backdrop

Here’s a pretty geometric backdrop, which can double as a tablecloth when your event is over! This project involves painting on the geometric pattern; it’s simple to do, if a little repetitive.

Link: http://www.abubblylife.com/2013/09/diy-geometric-tablecloth-or-backdrop.html


Pixelated photo booth backdrop

Bring some old school charm to your photo booth, with this DIY pixelated backdrop. You’ll have to come up with an image that you’ll like to create for this project, so pick whatever your heart desires. This tutorial is amazingly simple, but will take a fair bit of time to complete.

Link: http://ruffledblog.com/diy-pixelated-backdrop/


Hanging diamond garland backdrop

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, so why not string them up and hang them as garlands? Layer them for a truly spectacular effect. Comes with a helpful downloadable template.

Link: http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/356979/diy-folded-paper-diamond-wedding-garland


DIY straw photo booth backdrop

This eye-popping backdrop is made with non other than the humble straw—proving that it’s not the materials, but what you do with them that matters. Drape the straws in different colour combinations for the perfect backdrop for your wedding or party photo booth. As you can imagine, this is an easy project that can be completed in a couple of hours.

Link: http://greenweddingshoes.com/diy-straw-backdrop/


DIY chalk wedding backdrop

This wedding photo booth backdrop is in the style of an oversized chalkboard. It’s an involved project that requires setting up a plywood backdrop, painting it black, and tracing out the words with a projector.

Link: http://www.averielane.com/2013/07/wedding-part-4-photo-booth.html


Book and burlap backdrop

If you love reading, you’ll love this backdrop. Tear out the pages from assorted old books, play around with the page arrangement until you love it, then sew them in place. The best part? You can easily roll this backdrop up for the next party. Comes with a simple, step-by-step tutorial.

Link: http://www.adailysomething.com/2013/04/diy-burlap-botanical-backdrop.html


Gold sequin photo booth backdrop

All that glitters is gold—this sequin backdrop is bound to bring the glamour factor through the roof at your New Year’s Eve party (or any party, for that matter). It’ll take a couple of hours with two people working on it.

Link: http://ohhappyday.com/2011/12/sequin-photobooth-diy/


No sew wedding backdrop

This is an incredibly versatile backdrop that you can use anywhere, because it hangs from a freestanding frame. Inspired by stained glass windows, it’s also shockingly simply to make, and can be modified to fit any colour scheme. Plus: it can be easily transported and reused for the next party. What are you waiting for?

Link: http://apracticalwedding.com/2014/06/no-sew-wedding-backdrop/


DIY New Year's Eve party photo booth backdrop

This is one artsy looking backdrop for the nature lovers—that just oozes the casual vibe. Perfect for the casual party or get-together.

Link: http://blog.freepeople.com/2012/12/diy-photo-booth-nye-party/


Paper doily backdrop

This vintage-inspired backdrop gets a modern twist with an unexpected pop of gold. With an estimated budget of $12 and estimated completion time of 30 minutes, it’s a great option if you’re short on time.

Link: http://confettipop.com/projects/darling-doily-backdrop/


DIY geometric backdrop

This 3D backdrop is a great way to make your photo booth photos really pop. Made with just paper and glue, this geometric pattern can be completed in a couple of hours.

Link: http://greenweddingshoes.com/diy-geometric-paper-backdrop/


Gold confetti backdrop

Throwing a modern wedding? This super easy confetti backdrop will create the impact you need, and you can even make it in any shape you want! Comes with step-by-step instructions.

Link: http://www.100layercake.com/projects/view/110/gold-confetti-backdrop/


Colourful paper photo booth backdrop

Here’s a vibrant, colourful backdrop to add the sparkle to your photo booth. This project takes less than 30 minutes to create from start to finish, and you don’t need any fancy supplies or material either. Just scissors, paper, and tape. Use different colours to fit into the theme of your party.

Link: http://www.papernstitchblog.com/2016/06/14/5-budget-friendly-diy-party-projects-with-paper/


Giant stickers photo booth backdrop

Here’s an easy way to brighten up your party—with stickers, of course! Comes with 15 pages of designs, including unicorns, candy, rainbows, and more. Print them onto high quality glossy photo paper and use double-sided removable wall tape, so that you can easily take them down.

Link: http://ohhappyday.com/2016/03/giant-stickers-photo-booth-backdrop/


DIY folded paper photo booth backdrop

Here’s a backdrop that’s so mind-blowing, it could belong in an art gallery! Made with nothing more than folded paper, it might look complex but is really easy to recreate within an hour or two.

Link: http://www.papernstitchblog.com/2014/12/04/colorful-non-traditional-diy-christmas-party/


Vintage photo booth wall frame

This may be the ultimate DIY project for weddings this season. Using vintage wallpaper, a frame found at a thrift store and some plywood, you can have your very own vintage standing photo booth backdrop. Expect to spend a weekend on this project.

Link: http://ruffledblog.com/diy-photobooth-vintage-wallpaper-frame-wall-backdrop/


Flower typography photo booth backdrop

Introducing the perfect backdrop for your Valentine’s Day photo booth, with the flower typography wall art. Recreate this look with the step-by-step instructions, and mix it up with different letter and word combinations.

Link: http://www.papernstitchblog.com/2015/02/11/let-it-bloom-giant-floral-typography-wall-art-diy/


DIY parasol backdrop

This bright parasol backdrop is great for backyard birthdays and showers, providing a beautiful pop of color for your DIY photo booth. Because it’s freestanding, you can easily use it in any outdoor location.

Link: http://asubtlerevelry.com/bright-umbrella-backdrop


DIY clock balloons for New Year's Eve

Nothing says New Year’s Eve party like giant, colourful balloons. Turn your ordinary balloons into superpower, clock balloons to usher in the countdown. Balloons are always a fantastic photo booth backdrop, because guests have so much fun with them!

Link: http://www.balloontime.com/party-ideas/holidays/clock-balloon-decor-for-new-years-eve/


DIY raindrop photo backdrop

Here’s a fun photo backdrop that’s also super easy to make. Recreate the look with different shades of the same colour, or make it really pop with a variety of bright colours. This backdrop is great because it has a 3D look, giving the drops more of a shape.

Link: https://www.designandpaper.com/?p=5335


DIY giant paper flower photo backdrop

These giant paper flowers are ridiculously gorgeous, and make the perfect wedding photo booth backdrop. They might look complicated to make, and it does take practice to really perfect them. Fortunately, this tutorial comes with helpful step-by-step instructions and a downloadable template—it also includes the secret to giving the petals the natural looking curl!

Link: http://blog.hwtm.com/2014/03/diy-giant-paper-flowers-tutorial/


DIY glitter photo booth backdrop

Here’s another quick and simple hack for making your own DIY glitter photo booth backdrop. This tutorial comes with instructions on how to make the frame, for a freestanding backdrop that can be used anywhere—you can reuse it for as many parties as you like.

Link: https://laurenconrad.com/blog/2014/05/diy-glitter-photo-backdrop/


DIY easy yarn backdrop

This is a beautiful yarn backdrop that you’ll want to leave on the wall even after your party is over—it’s just that gorgeous! While it looks intricate, it’s a simple project which requires only a few materials, and can be completed in an hour.

Link: http://www.ruffledblog.com/diy-easy-yarn-backdrop/


DIY hanging hearts photo backdrop

Add a dash of colour to your wedding or Valentine’s Day photo booth, with this insanely cool floating hearts backdrop. All you need is paper, a heart punch, and some fishing line to hang up the hearts with. Comes with step-by-step instructions to set up this simple backdrop.

Link: http://www.hankandhunt.com/home/2013/1/30/how-to-make-a-floating-heart-backdrop.html


Chic paper rosette backdrop

Here’s a chic paper rosette backdrop that can easily double as wall art when your event is over. The best part? It’s surprisingly simple to make. Follow the steps to recreate this look within a couple of hours.

Link: http://howdoesshe.com/chic-paper-rosette-backdrop-tutorial/


DIY paper flower backdrop

Paper flower backdrops are so popular, there are a few on this list alone! The best part is that they come in different styles, so you can pick and choose the ones you like. Here’s a classy look that you can recreate for your wedding photo booth—these flowers are surprisingly simple to make.

Link: http://greenweddingshoes.com/diy-paper-flower-backdrop/


Metallic fringe photo booth backdrop

Metallic fringe backdrops are a common sight at photo booths, because they’re so simple yet flashy. Learn how to add variety by layering the fringes, to create more interest in your photos.

Link: http://www.mylifeatplaytime.com/home/2013/7/30/photo-booth-backdrop-with-metallic-fringe-diy


DIY Valentine's Day photo booth backdrop

Here’s an adorable backdrop for your wedding or Valentine’s Day photo booth; feel free to use a variety of materials for a different look. This is a simple project that can be completed in a matter of hours.

Link: http://lovelyindeed.com/diy-xo-valentines-day-photobooth-backdrop/


DIY vine wall backdrop

Adding green vines to a wall is a great way to transform a blank canvas into a beautiful statement piece. This is especially great for indoor events or wedding ceremonies! Follow this tutorial to complete this backdrop within an hour.

Link: http://ruffledblog.com/diy-vine-wall-backdrop/


Holiday party photo booth backdrop

Throw together some white flag banners, balloons and twine, and you have the perfect holiday party backdrop! This look is somewhat organised chaos, which can add artsy casual vibes to any event—without looking like you’re trying too hard.

Link: http://blog.freepeople.com/2013/11/diy-holiday-backdrop/


Floating circle photo booth backdrop

Here’s a novel concept—a photo booth backdrop made of floating circles! It’s a simple way to add lots of colour to a party, and the final effect is super dynamic because the circles are constantly moving around on their strings. Creating this just involves paper, glue and a sewing machine. Follow the tutorial for step-by-step instructions.

Link: http://ohhappyday.com/2013/02/mod-party-circle-photobooth-diy/


Vellum paper photo booth backdrop

These enchanting leaf garlands are the perfect match to any wedding photo booth. It’s a simple project; just follow the step-by-step tutorial to get your backdrop within a couple of hours.

Link: http://shopruche.com/blog/vellum-paper-leaf-garland-diy


Rainbow fringe garland photo backdrop

This rainbow fringe garland backdrop is bound to be wildly popular at any children’s party. While it looks intricate, it’s actually very easy to make—it’s just a matter of sticking the materials together, which you can easily buy at any party store.

Link: http://www.shopsweetlulublog.com/2013/03/rainbow-fringe-garland-backdrop.html


Halloween party balloon photo backdrop

Here’s a great idea for your Halloween photo booth—change the words up for different occasions. It’s so simple that the photo is self-explanatory, no tutorial required.

Link: http://www.100layercake.com/wedding-ideas/modern-halloween-kids-party-from-australia/143168/modern-halloween-party/


Balloon heart Valentine's Day photo booth backdrop

This balloon heart backdrop is probably the coolest of the balloon backdrops on our list. We’re in love with the different shades of pink the balloons come in, and the flowers are the perfect ornament to a beautiful piece. It’s a brilliant addition to any Valentine’s Day or wedding photo booth.

Link: http://thehousethatlarsbuilt.com/2015/02/valentines-day-balloon-heart.html/


Giant cardboard letter photo backdrop

These giant letters are a playful backdrop for your party photo booth. Just cut them out of cardboard, paint them in bright colours, and hung them up with tape! Comes with step-by-step instructions.

Link: http://ohhappyday.com/2016/06/giant-cardboard-letter-installation/


DIY folded heart photo backdrop

This folded heart backdrop is just so ridiculously simple to make, and the payoff is well worth the little effort it takes. All it involves is folding paper and sticking them to a wall. That’s it! Stick them in any arrangement you wish—we think hearts are great for any romantic occasion.

Link: https://www.designandpaper.com/?p=6811


DIY scalloped photo booth backdrop

This fringed scalloped backdrop is a brilliant way to add some interesting texture to your photo booth shots, without drawing too much attention to itself. It’s made with just tissue paper, which means that it’s cheap and easy to create.

Link: http://ruffledblog.com/diy-fringed-scalloped-backdrop/


Sequin letter garland backdrop

Here’s a variation on the giant letter backdrop, this time shinier! It’s made with sequins and does take some effort to put together—don’t worry, the tutorial comes with step-by-step instructions. Perfect for adding a dose of glittery pizazz to your New Year’s Eve party.


DIY streamer backdrop

This streamer backdrop is beautifully simple to create, and will make an instant impact on your photo booth. All you need are streamers in different colours, glue, scissors or paper cutter, and a large roll of paper as the base for the backdrop.

Link: http://ruffledblog.com/diy-streamer-backdrop/


Bubble and jelly fish photo booth backdrop

This bubble and jelly fish backdrop is insanely cool, and is sure to make a huge impact in any birthday or children’s party. It looks complicated but is actually really easy to make. Follow the guide to complete this backdrop in an afternoon.

Link: http://liagriffith.com/under-the-sea-photo-backdrop-party-props/


DIY fresh flower backdrop

If all the paper flower backdrops on this list don’t appeal to you, it’s time to bring out the fresh flowers. Be warned that it’s costlier, takes more effort, and the fresh flowers don’t last more than a day—but they bring class and beauty in a way that paper flowers can’t replicate.

Link: http://greenweddingshoes.com/diy-fresh-flower-wall/


DIY Post-it notes backdrop

For how good this backdrop looks, it’s unbelievably easy to make. All you need to do to stick and fold Post-it Notes in any pattern you like. That’s it, really!

Link: http://www.blog.birdsparty.com/2013/02/tutorial-valentines-neon-heart-backdrop.html


Love sign wall art made of rope

We love this artsy cool rope art, that will serve very well as a wedding photo booth backdrop. Comes with step-by-step tutorial. You’ll need 24 hours for the rope to harden into shape, so start at least a day before the party!


DIY tissue paper backdrop

You’ll never guess what this fancy backdrop is made of—tissue paper! All you need to do is set up a frame with chicken wire, which you stuff with tissue paper. Expect to spend 3 hours making this backdrop.

Link: http://lovelyindeed.com/diy-parade-float-photobooth-backdrop/


Floral balloon backdrop

Here’s a backdrop that combines two of our favourite things—balloons and flowers! This is a fun, yet romantic, addition to any wedding photo booth. While it’s not a difficult DIY, it takes patience and some budget—since flowers aren’t cheap.

Link: http://thesarahjohnson.com/2016/06/20/how-to-floral-balloon-backdrop/


Festive fringe backdrop

Create a fun and festive photo booth backdrop with just tissue paper, poster boards, and tape. Comes with detailed instructions.

Link: http://www.brit.co/fringe-backdrop/


DIY sparkle backdrop

This backdrop doesn’t look like much; but trust us, it’ll add glamorous sparkle to your wedding photo booth shots. You’ll just need fabric and lights to drape over it, which takes no more than 30 minutes to set up.

Link: http://www.theexcitedbride.com/2013/01/14/hot-for-2013-diy-sparkle-photo-backdrop/


Paper bats photo booth backdrop

Just stick some paper bats on the wall for a truly awesome Halloween backdrop. Comes with printable template for the bats.

Link: http://www.scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com/2015/10/paper-wall-bats-template-halloween.html


Giant letters backdrop for New Year's Eve party

Complete the look of your New Year’s Eve party with these giant letters, which you can easily print and stick on the wall. Throw in some gold balloons and you have the recipe for an entertaining photo booth!

Link: http://www.balloontime.com/party-ideas/holidays/champagne-bar/


DIY lobster buoy photo booth backdrop

Spice up your party with these adorable lobster buoy graphics. Don’t know what a lobster buoy is? Neither do we. What we do know is that this is a fantastic looking photo booth backdrop. Comes with printable templates.

Link: http://ohhappyday.com/2016/05/diy-lobster-buoy-photobooth-backdrop/


DIY yarn tapestry photo booth backdrop

This DIY yarn tapestry is so gorgeous, it’ll easily double as bedroom wall art after you’re done with your photo booth. It’s a simple project that won’t take you more than a couple of hours.

Link: http://www.fortheloveof.net/diy-yarn-tapestry/


Geometric hexagon boxes wedding backdrop

Here’s a big, bold, geometric wedding backdrop that pretty much negates the need for any other decor at your wedding. This project involves painting hexagon boxes in different colours, then sticking them to the wall at the venue. It’ll take you an afternoon to complete the boxes, and a couple of hours to install.

Link: http://apracticalwedding.com/2014/06/geometric-wedding-backdrop-hexagon-boxes/


DIY star garlands backdrop

Recreate this cute DIY star garlands backdrop with just paper, a star punch, thread and a needle. Comes with step-by-step instructions.

Link: http://sharnacious.blogspot.sg/2011/08/i-made-stuff-star-garlands-otm-ana-alic.html


Cocktail napkin flower party backdrop

This beautiful cocktail napkin flower garland can be used for weddings, bridal showers or baby showers. Recreate this photo backdrop with the detailed instructions.

Link: https://liagriffith.com/cocktail-napkin-flower-party-backdrop/


Natural photo booth backdrop made with leaves

Here’s a natural and beautiful photo booth backdrop, made by hanging leaves on twine. Setting up the frame might take some time, but the rest of the project is just a breeze.

Link: http://www.designlovefest.com/2013/11/new-york-blogshop-2/


DIY pom pom wall hanging

This adorable pom pom wall hanging can easily double as a photo booth backdrop. It’s a simple project with step-by-step instructions.

Link: http://brepurposed.porch.com/2015/06/10/diy-pom-pom-wall-hanging-monthly-diy-challenge/


DIY flower wall wedding backdrop

Go big or go home with this crazy, over-the-top flower backdrop. Comes with a detailed tutorial—expect to spend an afternoon on this project.

Link: http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2011/11/diy-wedding-day-flower-wall.html


DIY glitter feather garland photo booth backdrop

Drape a few of these glittery feather garlands to form your photo booth backdrop—great for weddings, Valentine’s Day or New Year’s Eve.

Link: http://www.abubblylife.com/2014/01/diy-heart-feather-glitter-garland.html


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