How to Make Your Own DIY Halloween Photo Backdrop

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How to Make Your Own DIY Halloween Photo Backdrop

Our step-by-step guide to creating your own Halloween-themed photo backdrop for friends and family

With Halloween around the corner, you're bound to get the usual texts from your friends asking what everyone wants to do. This year, you get to be the party hero and wow all of your pals with this DIY Halloween photo backdrop!

You can get as creative as you'd like, but if you want to recreate ours, here's what you'll need.

  • Scissors
  • Two kinds of fabric (we chose blue as the background and sheer black for the sides)
  • Fake spider webs
  • Gold / Silver poster board
  • String or thread of some kind
  • Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes
  • Black candles
  • Fake skulls

Step 1:

Start by outlining star stencils on the gold poster board (we made our own star stencils on plain white paper). Make around 4 – 5 different size stars and start cutting them out.

Step 2:

Once all the stars have been cut out, poke a hole in the star. We suggest you use a hole puncher for safety.

Step 3:

Loop your thread or string through the hole and make it long enough to hang.

Step 4:

Hang the fabric. We decided to hang our fabric outdoors on this wall of greenery which made hanging it really easy. We used rubber bands to tie the fabric to the leaves.

Step 5:

Start placing a variety of pumpkins around the fabric to make it cute.

Step 6:

Hang the spider webs all around the sides and top of the fabric to create an eerie look. The webs were very easy to spread out and hang on the leafy background.

Step 7:

Now start hanging the stars & moon cut outs. We tied it around the leaves a good distance above the fabric and hung them at different lengths.

Step 8:

The finishing touches. Light up some dark candles and throw some skulls around to complete the look!

That's it! Your very own DIY Halloween photo backdrop! Now all that's left to do is dress up and invite your friends over for a photo party!