Want an eye-catching backdrop for your next big party but don’t know where to start? This post is all about how I made this DIY Boxwood backdrop perfect for any photo booth or dessert table in just four easy steps. Plus, where to buy supplies!
This adorable DIY Boxwood Backdrop is perfect for any event. It is great for weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, and more!
Plus, you can easily personalize this backdrop with a name or sign using wood letters!
All you need are a few items that can be found on Amazon, your local craft store, and your local hardware store.
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What You Will Need:
- Boxwood Panels (Amazon)
- Zip Ties(Green) (Amazon)
- Zip Ties(Clear) (Amazon)
- Backdrop Stand (Amazon)
- Small S Hook (Amazon)
- Rose Flower Heads (Michaels)
- White Wisteria Bushes (Amazon)
- 9″ White Wood Letter (Michaels)
- Self Adhesive Wall Hooks (Amazon)
- Sandbag anchors (Amazon)
- Sand-(Amazon, Lowe’s, The Home Depot)
This post is all about how to make an easy and affordable DIY boxwood backdrop perfect for any event!
DIY Boxwood Backdrop Instructions
Step 1: Set Up DIY Boxwood Backdrop Stand
First, assemble your DIY boxwood backdrop stand based on the instructions.
I purchased this stand from Amazon for my sister’s baby shower. It is lightweight, comes with a carrying pack for easy portability, and pretty simple to assemble.
However, due to the weight of the boxwood panels, it will dip a little in the center. So, don’t be too surprised when assembling the panels onto this stand.
To save money, you can make a heavy-duty backdrop stand using PVC pipes and end caps. I have never attempted to make one, but check out this YouTube DIY Tutorial by The Scotties to learn how to make a PVC backdrop stand yourself!
Want Your Artificial Boxwood Accent Wall Outdoors?
If you would like your artificial boxwood accent wall outdoors, I highly suggest getting sandbag anchors to ensure your stand does not fall over from that sudden gust of wind. Better to be safe than sorry!
The sand is not included with the anchors, so you will need to purchase sand separately. Luckily, you can find sand from Lowes and The Home Depot at a very reasonable price. Amazon sells sand as well, but at a much higher price.
Another option would be canopy weights. These are more expensive but much easier to assemble and carry since they are broken into lighter-weight pieces.
Step 2: Assemble Boxwood Panels
A single order of 12 boxwood panels will make a 6.5 x 5 ft backdrop, which was perfect for us because the dessert table was about 5 ft long.
Secure each boxwood panel together with zip ties or s-hooks. If you plan to reuse these panels over and over, I highly suggest using s-hooks because they cause less damage to the plastic base.
Step 3: Decorate Your Boxwood Wall
Now the fun part! Decorate your boxwood wall!
For this boxwood wall, I decided to do something simple and not too feminine.
I used these Rose Flower Heads from Michaels that cost between $10-$25 per rose head after a 50% off deal.
And White Wisteria Bushes purchased from Amazon.
I found it was easier for me to attach the flowers with the backdrop flat on the ground and using zip-ties to keep the flowers in place.
To personalize, I added my nephew’s name onto the backdrop using these 9″ White Wood Letters and self-adhesive wall hooks to hang onto the plastic panels.
Before attaching the adhesive onto your wood letters, make sure your hook is upside down.
Apply the adhesive end onto the back of the wood letter and hang the hook onto one of the horizontal plastic rows.
Step 4: Attach Panels onto the Stand
Attach the panels onto the stand one-at-time using zip ties.
But, if you are like me and find it easier to apply your flowers with the backdrop flat onto the ground.
Just combine as many panels as you need to decorate, then on the day of the event, attach the remaining panels one-at-a-time to complete your backdrop.
That’s it! You’re All Done!
That is how I made this eye-catching boxwood backdrop.
My sister and her guests loved it!
It doubled as a dessert table backdrop and a photo backdrop! What more could you need. 🙂
This post is all about how to make a DIY boxwood backdrop perfect for any event!
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