Camouflage is extremely popular in more ways than one. From using it in the army to fashion it seems like it’s everywhere. Now it’s your turn to add it to your party!
Using just some Kraft paper and cardstock you can have an easy DIY party backdrop in no time!
Now all of your guests can see you’re just as fashionable as everyone else!
Camouflage Backdrop DIY
For this project, you’ll need:
A roll of Kraft paper roughly 28” wide and four feet long (this can really be any width close to 28” – this is just what I had on hand)
12” x 12” colored cardstock in camouflage colors – I used light green, dark green and dark brown
Double sided tape
Black sharpie marker or pencil
To start this project, you’ll need a roll of Kraft paper that measures roughly 28” wide by 48” tall. You may need to cut the paper down to achieve this size, but it really just matters how big you want this to be. Only have Kraft paper that’s 30” wide? No problem! Run with it.
One of the great things about this DIY is that it doesn’t need to be perfect and it is extremely hard to mess up! I used this backdrop as my reference (the backdrop I created for the camo party decoration package!).
I reversed the image and drew lines at each 12” mark side to side and top to bottom to create a grid.
Using this as a reference, I took out my 12” x 12” cardstock and started to draw out the rough idea of each shape with the sharpie marker. Once again, the great thing about this project is that doesn’t have to be perfect! I ended up using seven light green, nine dark green and five dark brown sheets of cardstock. Have some pieces that are larger than on 12” x 12” sheet? Just tape two sheets together to make a larger sheet.
Since we reversed the original image, these sides with the black sharper marker is the back side so we’ll use the front side when we tape them to the backdrop. This means you don’t have to be perfect when cutting each shape out. See – I told you, you really can’t mess this one up! 😉
When placing your cut outs on the Kraft paper, you want to add dimension. You’ll do this by adding each color one at a time instead of all randomly. The order I used is: Kraft paper, light green, dark brown and finally dark green on top. By going from light to dark you’ll add some depth and dimension to your backdrop.
Now, find a large place where you can lay out your sheet of Kraft paper. I like to lay all of my pieces out without taping them down to make sure I like how it looks. Once I like how it looks, use double sided tape to tape everything down! You can also use glue, but I feel like glue can show through the paper and doesn’t give as clean of a look.
Here’s a gif of creating my backdrop.
Done! Now hang it up at your party and enjoy your craftiness you craft maker you!
I hope you enjoyed this DIY! If you create this DIY, please share it on social media! Tag us using @helloinvites and the hashtag #helloinvitesparties so we can see them!
Have a great party!