Make your own Easy Halloween with some streamers and googly eyes! Check out this simple tutorial for a fun table prop or photo backdrop. Great for bloggers, instagram backgrounds and halloween parties!
Happy Halloween Season! While I should save this for maybe a round up post – that I will probably never write – this is my current morbid youtube obsession. Skip this if you’re squeamish. Just sayin. I had this whole post nearly written and got sidetracked for 2 hours watching these videos. I’m not ridiculously into death, but I do like random factoids and OMG there are so many!
Moving on – One of the things I’m constantly on the search for in this crazy world is backdrops. Whether it’s for instagram photos, blog photos, or random things that I think are really pretty and can turn things into. My current go-to backdrops are the ones you see on this blog – pink, yellow and blue. I’m currently painting some different shades of these, but you’ll probably see those later. However… this particular backdrop was inspired by a trip to the dollar tree – where, oddly enough, a lot of my ideas come from.
I did my backdrop on a piece of foam core, but if you’re sizing up to cover… say a wall, you’ll need a few other items. Let’s get started shall we!?!
How to Create an Easy Halloween Backdrop
Black foam core board – for small scale
2 Black Vinyl Tablecloths – for large scale (optional)
Masking Tape or Painters tape
White crepe paper streamers
Self adhesive googly eyes (or stick them on with glue dots)
1. If you’re using plastic table cloths, go ahead and secure them to the wall with painters tape as far up as you can get it.
2. Attach streamers at the top of the wall or to the BACK of your foam core board approximately 1-2 inches apart depending on your aesthetic.
3. Gently twist each streamer down the wall or foam core board and attach it to the bottom of the wall or back of the board.
4. Attach or glue googly eyes to the streamers. For the foam core board, I went through one package and attached them using Aileens Tacky Glue Pen.
5. Allow the glue to dry and you’re ready to rock your background! I absolutely adore the little googly eye details! I went for “monster” eyes, but there are so many different kinds and sizes to choose from! What would you go for?