5 phenomenal DIY photo booth backdrop ideas

9/24/2022

Check out this article for 5 phenomenal DIY backdrop ideas for a phenomenal photo booth hiring experience

photography with neon sign
photography with neon sign

If you’ve already chosen photo booth hire for your wedding or birthday party, depending on the rental company, you’ll likely receive a great package with everything you need, to make sure everyone has fun using it.

Some items included in a decent photobooth hire package would be things like onsite photo printing, props, red carpets and photography backdrops.

When it comes to backdrops, you’ll normally have the option of some good ones to fit the theme of your event. Backdrops like printed roses would work well in your wedding reception, while a snowfall backdrop would suit a Christmas party.

They would provide you with a list of suitable options, but if you’re looking for something more bespoke or creative, then making your own DIY photo booth backdrop would be the best way to go.

Here’s a list of 5 DIY photo booth backdrops you can make for your event.

flower wall backdrop
flower wall backdrop

Flower wall

The perfect option for a wedding. You're bound to see flowers at every corner of a wedding from the décor to when the bride tosses the bouquet. A flower wall is perfect as, unlike a printed wall, it has more punch with its 3D effect. The visual look of physical flowers can't be replicated.

If you have time on your hands you can make a flower wall with real flowers, as long as you have enough of them. But these days, you can easily buy sheets of artificial flowers to build a flower wall in minutes.

chalkboard backdrop
chalkboard backdrop

Chalkboard Wall

For millennials and older generations, this one is bound to evoke some nostalgia. Take it back to high school days with a chalkboard backdrop.

You can order a chalkboard sheet in various sizes and create your own frame for it, or stick it to a wall to have in the background of your photo booth pictures. Some photo booth hire companies can even provide a sturdy frame to attach it to.

The great thing about a chalkboard backdrop is its another feature that your guests can have fun with. Put some pieces of coloured chalk by it and everyone can write their own message for you during the night.

leaf wall backdrop
leaf wall backdrop

Leaf Wall

For those who want to give their wedding a tropical feel, then a leaf wall is the backdrop you need. The dark green colour of the leaves is also great for isolated picture taking.

If you’d prefer to use real plants, you can easily find cheap ones at your nearest B&Q. You can hang them up in rows using disused pallets or tie them to galvanised welded wire panels and place them against a wall. Alternative, a faster option would be to buy panels of artificial plants which you can stack together to make the wall.

With a real leaf wall, you’d need a lot of plants to not have any gaps, whereas artificial leaf walls come densely packed out of the box, so there are no gaps to fill in.

be brilliant neon sign
be brilliant neon sign

Neon Sign

A neon sign isn’t a backdrop as such, but it can transform the blandest backdrops into a stand-out visual feature in any party venue.

There are plenty of online stores where you can order neon signs for special occasions. Whether it's a Halloween party, 21st birthday or just a meaningful saying like “Do What You Love”, most neon sign companies will have a list of store designs that will fit your needs.

If you're looking for a neon sign that's a little more personal, you can order your own custom neon signs to make it extra special.

outdoor wedding backdrop
outdoor wedding backdrop

Open-air Wall

Some of you might wonder why this would be on a list of DIY backdrop ideas. After all, a magic mirror photo booth is already an open-air photo booth. But you can make an open-air backdrop distinctive, as long as you hire the right venue.

You’ve heard the saying before, sometimes less is more, and that’s especially true in the case of venues that already offer great features. If your event is outdoors in a nice country club amongst nature and trees, you can position your magic mirror photo booth in a way to use the natural scenery as the backdrop.

Venues such as South Terrace and Lounge at the top of King Street Townhouse in Manchester have the iconic Manchester Town Hall in the background. It's also a great location to see New Year's eve fireworks displays. You also have the NQ64 arcade bar in Liverpool which is a venue with décor made up entirely of neon lighting and fluorescent colours, making it the perfect choice for Liverpool photo booth hire.