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Rainbow Fringe Garland Backdrop


      Well, it took me what felt like an eternity to get this together for you guys, but here it is......


The Rainbow Fringe Garland Backdrop Tutorial!


Okay, let's talk supplies first. Here is what you will need:

- tissue fringe garland, one in every color of the rainbow

- gold twine

- white pom poms

- glitter paper

- circle punches in multiple sizes

- double stick tape

- paper clips

- clear push pins


 rainbow fringe backdrop tutorial {stevie pattyn for shop sweet lulu}



DIRECTIONS


Creating your twine "clothesline":

First you need to create a twine "clothesline". Cut a piece of twine the width you want your rainbow backdrop to be & then tie a clear push pin to each end.

Take one end, and push the push pin into the ceiling (if you are worried about damage, 3M Command makes some damage free products that might work as substitute). 

Pull the anchored end tight so there is no slack in the line, and then press the other end into the ceiling. (I am sorry I don't have a picture of this. With white twine & a white ceiling, it was an impossible shot to get.)


Adding The Fringe:

You are going to need five pieces of fringe to create a panel of color (in other words, five pieces of red fringe, five pieces of orange....etc.). Three pieces will be the first layer, and the remaining two pieces are going to become the second layer.
With that being said, cut each roll of fringe into five pieces. I chose to make my pieces varying lengths.

Before attaching the fringe to the twine clothesline, every piece is going to need double sided tape placed on the back of one end (see below)




rainbow fringe backdrop tutorial {stevie pattyn for shop sweet lulu}


Now, this next step is REALLY easy, but for some reason I cannot write the instructions in a way that sounds easy......so it might be easier to skip reading the instructions & just look at the picture below LOL.

Leading with the end of the fringe that has the double stick tape on it, thread the fringe (tape side down/fringe side up) over the top of the clothesline so that your fringe is sandwiched between the twine & the ceiling. Thread enough fringe through so that end with the double sided tape can reach the back of the fringe that is hanging. Secure by pressing the two pieces together (see below)



rainbow fringe backdrop tutorial {stevie pattyn for shop sweet lulu}



Like I mentioned earlier, each color panel is made of five pieces of fringe. So, repeat the last step so that your first layer is three pieces wide. Once you have done that, do that same thing with the two remaining pieces, but thread them ON TOP of the first layer of fringe (see below)


rainbow fringe backdrop tutorial {stevie pattyn for shop sweet lulu}


Now that you know how to create the panels of color, keep adding fringe until it looks like this.........



rainbow fringe backdrop tutorial {stevie pattyn for shop sweet lulu}




Adding the pom pom clouds:

Most pom pom kits come with instructions on how to make them, so I am going to skip that step by saying, follow the instructions that come with your kit.

Once you have your pom poms made, it is time to hang them. I wanted my clouds to have dimension, so I hung the poms poms on the ends first, and then hung the one in the center in front of them (opposed to having them all in the same row). However, feel free to hang them however you think it looks best.



rainbow fringe backdrop tutorial {stevie pattyn for shop sweet lulu}




Now that you have your rainbow and clouds, you need your raindrops!


rainbow fringe backdrop tutorial {stevie pattyn for shop sweet lulu}



DIRECTIONS:

Start by making circle punches. I chose to make them in varying sizes

rainbow fringe backdrop tutorial {stevie pattyn for shop sweet lulu}


Once you have all your circles punched, cut a piece of twine the length you want your strand of garland to be.

Starting at the bottom and working your way up, take one of the circles and cover it in double sided tape. Next, place your piece of twine in the center. Add a couple more pieces of tape over the top of the twine and place another circle (that is the same size) on top so that the twine is sandwiched between two circles. Keep repeating this step until you are almost to the top of your twine, making sure to leave about an inch of twine free.

Now, tie a paper clip to the end of your garland (see below)



rainbow fringe backdrop tutorial {stevie pattyn for shop sweet lulu}




Taking the end with the paper clip, thread the paper clip through the wire loop at the bottom of your pom pom (see below)



rainbow fringe backdrop tutorial {stevie pattyn for shop sweet lulu}


And that is it!! 

rainbow fringe backdrop tutorial {stevie pattyn for shop sweet lulu}



notes about the pom poms: 

I used two poms poms from our Martha Stewart Gold & White Pom Pom Kit and one from our ivory kit because that is what I had laying around my house. I just wanted to make note about this in case you are trying to replicate this backdrop down to the last detail. 


source & credits:

tutorial, prop styling & photography: stevie pattyn for shop sweet lulu

rainbow fringe, MS white pom poms,  ivory pom pom kitgold twine & metallic party hats: shop sweet lulu

glitter paper & martha stewart craft punch: michael's

vintage sodas & button candy: world market

22 comments :

  1. UMM this is AMAZING!! Thank you for taking the time and showing us detailed step by step instructions on how to make this esp for us challenged crafters!

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    1. You just made my whole day! It took me FOREVER because I wanted to make the instructions easy to follow. Glad it came across that way. Big hug for you! xo

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  2. I totally agree......AMAZING!!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!!

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    1. You are really too sweet. I am thrilled you like it so much!

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  3. I love this! I'm already thinking of ways to incorporate this into my daughters room and how great this would be as a photography backdrop for kids and especially newborns!

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    1. Oh, Savannah! Thank you, honey! If you make it, please send me pics. stevie@shopsweetlulu.com

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  4. Ha! I saw this on your website and was just back from the craft store trying to figure out how to put it all together! Thanks--my st. pat's party is saved!

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    1. Hahaha! I love this!! Hopefully you find it easy to follow. I would love for you to post pics to our FB wall of your finished product. xoxo Stevie

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  5. You are so talented!!! I love this!!! When I saw this, it made me smile. I plan on making this for my little girls birthday brunch in April. I have two little girls who are going to be one and two. Thanks for sharing!!!

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    1. Oh, Sunny! You just made me smile. Your words are too kind! Please, please, please send me pics of your girls' party. I would love to see how your version turned out! Hope the directions are easy to follow.xoxo

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    2. Was hoping to send you pics from the girl's birthday party of the rainbow I was planning on making, but I ended up throwing a little party at the last minute for them. Life got a little hectic the past two months. My mother was recently diagnosed with cancer and immediately had to start chemo. Hoping to use some of your fabulous ideas when we throw a party for my mama when she goes into remission. Fingers crossed! Just want you to know that I love your blog and facebook page. The ideas a person can get from the blog or the facebook page really can make life a whole lot sweeter! Thanks! XOXOXO Sunny

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  6. Hi! I love this! I want to make it for my daughters first birthday party. Do you happen to know about how wide this decoration comes to be? Like how many feet across? Thank you for the great tutorial!

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    1. I am so, so happy you like it! I would say it is about 3 1/2-4 ft. wide. If you end up making it, I would love, love, love to see pictures! xo

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    2. Great thank you! I wil do that. I hope I can make it as nice as yours :) one thing I wanted to clarify - if I bought the garland through your shop, do I buy just one strand and cut that up into 5 pieces or do I need to buy 5 strands? I think they are 25ft so I'm guessing you just need one but wanted to double check. Thank you!

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    3. You have it correct, one roll cut into five pieces. I made each strand varying lengths, so after cutting five pieces I had some of each roll left over....but this will depend on how long you are making your rainbow. Have so much fun making this, and you can leave questions for me here if you have more along the way! xoxo

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    4. ok great. sorry one more question. you mentioned that 3m makes something that could work to secure it without ceiling damage. we are going to a hall so that would be awesome if we could find something like that - i dont think they'd let me pushpin their ceiling. can you describe what type of product it is? i've seen some of their stuff but can't picture what could secure the twine. also, do the pom pom clouds attach to the twine also or were those secured to the ceiling? THANK YOU! :)

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    5. Here is the link to all of their products. http://www.command.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/NACommand/Command/
      I am sure one the wall hooks would work fine. They sell these company of products at Target & Walmart

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  7. What size of paper poms did you use?
    Thanks!

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  8. Hello! I am SOOO excited to make this for my daughter's birthday party! This may be a dumb question, (I am not really all that crafty lol) but how do you make the fringe garland? I'll look around on your site to see if I can find instructions, so if they're on there, don't worry about responding. Thanks so much for the idea! =)

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    1. Hello There!

      We actually sell rolls of it (that is what is used in the tutorial) Here is a link to all the colors we have https

      ://www.shopsweetlulu.com/category/Tissue-Fringe/c81

      Have fun making this! xoxo

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