Planning a baby shower? You may be looking for ways to spruce up your celebration with creative details that’ll give the gathering a special touch.
A unique way to customize the party is by creating a DIY baby shower backdrop. A backdrop provides a special space for picture taking – capture the special moment with mom-to-be with something visually appealing in the background!
Also, a baby shower backdrop provides a great setting for the cake or gift table, while extending the theme of the party. This is a stellar baby shower idea for any ‘first-time-mom’ extravaganza or an ‘already-a-mom’ baby sprinkle!
We’ve come up with two eye-catching printable backdrop ideas to get your creative juices going.
Adorable Cactus Baby Shower Backdrop
The date is set for your best friend’s baby shower and now you have to come up with a theme. Think of one that you can use in different ways, like a mini-succulent plant theme. Mini-cacti, are adorable and appropriate for any baby shower!
Alongside this DIY cactus backdrop, you can put together party favors for your guests by preparing an array of mini-succulents in planters. Create custom made stickers that commemorate the special baby event. Don’t forget to incorporate a colorful canvas print with theme images or special baby messages to the party décor.
How to make a cactus backdrop
Making this DIY baby shower backdrop is easier than you think. There is no need to attempt to draw the backdrop shapes yourself – just download our free printables below.
What you’ll need:
- Glue Gun
- Fishing wire
- Gold marker (optional)
Step 1: Print the shareable sheets with the selected cactus image. Cardstock paper is ideal for this project as it is sturdy and will provide the best results.
Step 2: Start mixing watercolor shades and paint each cactus. Don’t worry about staying inside the lines. You can do any number of coats on each to achieve different effects of transparency.
Step 3: Once dry, cut each cactus shape.
Step 4: Using a glue gun, attach each cactus to the fishing wire in any order you desire.
Step 5: You can draw cactus needle accents on each cactus with a metallic marker.
Step 6: Pick the perfect spot, hang and enjoy!
Before you start this DIY project, decide on a color scheme that will go either with the sex of the baby (think ombre style starting with greens and transitioning to baby blues) or keep it vague by mixing and matching colors in vibrant or pastel hues.
Whatever colors you decide on one thing is for sure, this baby shower backdrop will give a unique and colorful touch to the party!
Tropical Leaves Baby Shower Backdrop
Tropical decor is very much trending. Give your baby shower a fresh look with a tropical leaves backdrop. Add a special touch by selecting a few natural tropical leaves and place in a personalized pretty vase that the mom-to-be can keep as a memento of the special day.
So, download the free printables below and get creative by utilizing a wide variety leaves as patterns and paper textures – this will provide a lush look just like in nature!
How to make a tropical leaves baby shower backdrop
Remember that part of making this DIY backdrop is having some while you are at it – follow the easy steps below and add your own flair!
What you’ll need:
- Double-sided tape
- Different colored 8.5×11 paper/glittered paper
Step 1: Print the shareable sheets with the selected tropical leaves images and cut the shapes out.
Step 2: Tape each leaf to selected paper choice.
Step 3: Follow leaf outline to cut out the shape from pretty paper with scissors.
Step 4: Separate paper material from stencil.
Step 5: Add double-sided tape to the back of each cutout.
Step 6: Tape each cutout to a wall.
This DIY baby shower backdrop will be just as satisfying as those collage projects you did as a child. Keep in mind the more you overlap the leaves the lusher it will look – don’t be afraid to mix and match! Visit your local craft store for better options of glittered, textured and patterned paper – the standard size of 8.5×11 sheets is what you will need.
Creating these baby shower backdrops can be just as much fun as they look. Think of getting your co-organizers together for a fun activity day in preparation to the celebration. And don’t be surprised if the backdrop becomes a focal point of the party. While these are only a few ideas, this DIY can work with any baby shower theme.
On the day of the celebration don’t forget to snap lots of pictures of the festivities, including the backdrop. Consider customizing a small photo book with all the day images for to the parents-to-be, a gift they will cherish for years to come.