{tutorial} 3-step party backdrop

It’s time for another May Arts tutorial! May Arts is featuring projects created for the Design Team Challenge this week. It should be a fantastic week of amazing projects so be sure to hop over and join the fun!

If you’ve followed my tutorials on the May Arts blog, you’re a fan of Oink! or you follow us on Facebook and Twitter, you know I’m a Party Girl! You also know that I’m always looking for quick and simple ways to make a big impact on a Piggy Bank budget! Today’s tutorial is one of my favorite ways to create a backdrop for a party buffet. All you need is some delicious May Arts ribbon to inspire you!

Gather the following supplies:

  • 2 rolls of May Arts Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Double-stick tape
  • Optional: Foam Core Board, Picture Frame or similar
  • Optional: Ruler or Measuring Tape
  • Optional:Piggy Bank Parties Party Décor (e.g.: Stars, Banners, etc.)

Ready? Here we go…

1. Measure the height of the window frame (or similar item).

2. Cut ribbon 1”-2” longer than the above measurement. Trim one end of the ribbon straight and the other can be trimmed straight or fancy (see photos 2 and 3 below).

3. Attach ribbon to the left and right sides and the middle of the window frame with double-stick tape.

Attach additional ribbon halfway between the left and the middle as well as halfway between the middle and the right.

Continue dividing the distance in half between ribbons until you have filled in the backdrop.

Designer Tip: Attach one style of ribbon first and then fill in with the second style.

4. Optional: Add embellishments like Piggy Bank Parties’ Patriotic Flair Party Squares and Cake Stakes.

Ta-Da! A Party Backdrop in 3 easy steps…(1) measure, (2) cut ribbon and (3) attach with tape!

Here’s another backdrop from February using the same ribbons for our Sugar Cookie Valentine’s Party.

I also created an additonal backdrop by attaching ribbon with double-stick tape to a foam core board. If you use double-stick tape, it keeps the ribbonmin place for your event and then peels off easily. You can then reuse the foam core board and the ribbon for another project.

We added one of our Create-Your-Own Custom Saying Banners and we’re ready to set up our Sweets Table!

Piggy Bank Parties wanted to wish you a “Happy Memorial-Independence-Military Welcome Home-Labor-Flag Day!” so we are offering our Patriotic Flair Party Squares and Patriotic Flair Cake Stakes as a free download to you, our wonderful May Arts blog followers!

{free download} Patriotic Flair Party Squares

{free download} Patriotic Flair Cake Stakes

I hope you’re inspired to create a “3-Step Party Backdrop” using May Arts ribbon and Piggy Bank Parties party décor!

I’m off to design more “Sweet” party décor!

Stay tuned to Oink! for more inspiration…


Ribbon by May Arts {Styles: 365-2-14 (2”), HA09 (3/8”), 365-2-17 (2”) and 355-93 (7/8”)}

Patriotic Flair Party Squares, Patriotic Flair Cake Stakes and Create-Your-Own Custom Saying Banner by Piggy Bank Parties


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One thought on “{tutorial} 3-step party backdrop

  1. This is a great way to get a backdrop without too much time and money! And it can be "dressed up" or cute and simple!

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