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Pink and fuchsia crepe paper for a DIY wedding backdrop
Photo: mywedding

DIY Supplies

Supplies:

Crepe paper

Scissors

Insider tip: Crepe paper comes in different widths. If your paper is more than 12 inches wide, cut it into narrower pieces about six to eight inches wide. This will give you more crepe paper to work with and create a better backdrop. 

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DIY fringe crepe paper wedding backdrop tutorial
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Step One

Fold your crepe paper in half and then half again until it is about 12 inches long. Then, begin cutting half-inch wide fringe slightly less than halfway through the paper. Be careful not to cut too far across your crepe paper.

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DIY wedding backdrop with crepe paper and fringe
Photo: mywedding

Step Two

Once you’ve cut fringe all the way across one side, flip the crepe paper around and begin cutting half-inch wide fringe across the other side, again cutting less than halfway across. You want about an inch of uncut crepe paper separating the two sides’ fringe.

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DIY crepe paper wedding backdrop tutorial
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Step Three

Repeat steps one and two with all of your crepe paper. Your background will look amazing with at least three or four different colors of crepe paper.

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Pink and fuchsia crepe paper DIY wedding backdrop
Photo: mywedding

Step Four

To assemble your backdrop, unfold and lightly stretch each piece of fringed crepe paper. Attach the top to a wall (we recommend removable adhesive strips), twist each piece several times and then attach the bottom to the floor. 

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Bride in backless wedding dress with crepe paper fringe wedding backdrop
Photo: Lucky Malone

Styling Tips

A fringe crepe paper backdrop like this will look amazing in any part of your wedding venue. A few especially high-impact ideas? Consider using it as a ceremony backdrop for your vows or placing it behind your sweetheart table at the reception. And don't forget to consider using it as a photobooth backdrop for the big day!