Use this painted backdrop tutorial to create your own modern, graphic, eye catching background to any party table, in any color you want.
Yesterday I showed you this fantastically creative baby shower by Honeycomb Events & Design, and couldn’t help but go nuts for the painted backdrop. I’m excited to share the tutorial for this today, which is made with plywood and paint. Jeff created this geometric lattice pattern based off of a design he saw on a duvet cover. He shows you step-by-step how to make it, but you can also apply his techniques to other patterns as well….Oh the possibilities!
- To begin, Jeff primed a large piece of plywood with 2 coats of glossy white primer.
- The pattern was not as complicated as it looks. It breaks down into a series of squares. The key is to measure twice, and paint once.
- Use painters tape to lay out the pattern and firmly press down all the tape lines.
- The key to ensure that there’s no bleeding is to paint over the tape with more white paint. This may seem redundant and a lot of people skip this step, but it will save you so much time and the end when you have little to no touch-up jobs. When the white paint dries it creates a seal between the paint and the board, ensuring the colors have crisp, straight lines.
- Next paint in the squares with the 2 different colors of craft paint, in the pattern you want.
- Let paint dry and remove tape carefully.