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I’m sharing how to make a simple fourth of July party backdrop in 10 minutes and for only $5! Sometimes we don’t need to go all out and spend a lot of money and time creating a fancy party. I’m all about fancy but sometimes it’s good to simplify. This is such a great thing to make with your kids – it’s easy and simple. Here’s the tutorial:
Take 3 plastic table covers (dollar store) and tape them to the wall where your table will be. Use the long end of the table covers and scrunch them as you tape them to the wall or in my case tape them to insulation board. I’ve used a polystyrene insulation board to tape the table covers too or you can purchase a similar product in a smaller size by the name Insulfoam or Expanded Polystyrene Foam Sheet. This 1/2″ x 4′ x 8′ sheet of foam was only $7 …perfect for craft and hobby projects. Plus it’s really lightweight so it’s easy to setup without scratching furniture or breaking your back. You don’t need to use this but I already had this on hand. I used this polystyrene for another party backdrop.
Cut a piece of burlap ribbon and thumbtack to the edges. Using twine tie off in equal sections the burlap ribbon. The 4th of July themed paper napkins were hot glued onto where the twine was tied. Super easy backdrop – not a lot of effort and $5 for a cute party backdrop makes it all work!!
The cost breakdown:
- $3 for three plastic table covers (dollar store)
- $2 for the napkins
- burlap ribbon was a remnant
Bring out your 4th of July decor, food items and serving trays and you can come up with something simple yet nice. Check out my tutorial on how to make 4th of July Firecracker decor out of recyclables.
Making paper napkin holders is a great way to get your kids involved in helping to make a nice table display. Take a empty toilet paper roll cut in half and paint red. Using tri-colored crepe paper streamer we hot glued it on to the out side of the paper tube pleating it as we went. These took a only a few minutes to make and are super cute!
Have a wonderful Fourth of July holiday!