Friday, April 6, 2012

DIY Star Wars Dessert Table Galaxy Backdrop for Star Wars Birthday Party

I plan on having a dessert table for my son's Star Wars-themed party but wanted to make some sort of backdrop. So my initial thought was foam board and wrapping paper, easy enough I thought... but I had such a hard time finding wrapping paper that was space-themed, then I thought fabric and still no luck (mind you I didn't go looking in every store). So I thought I would just make my own. I purchased all of my supplies at the Dollar Store (under $8!).  And here is what I did...

DIY Star Wars Dessert Table Galaxy Backdrop for Star Wars Birthday Partyby ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

I used 3 foam poster boards.

DIY Star Wars Dessert Table Galaxy Backdrop for Star Wars Birthday Partyby ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Used packing tape to tape them to each other.

DIY Star Wars Dessert Table Galaxy Backdrop for Star Wars Birthday Partyby ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

So instead of paper, I used a plastic table cover.

DIY Star Wars Dessert Table Galaxy Backdrop for Star Wars Birthday Partyby ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

I then wrapped it up like you would a present, making sure that the plastic was pulled taught and then secured it with tape.

DIY Star Wars Dessert Table Galaxy Backdrop for Star Wars Birthday Partyby ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

So I also picked up some silver glitter glue and some foam rollers.

DIY Star Wars Dessert Table Galaxy Backdrop for Star Wars Birthday Partyby ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

So to make it look "spacey" I thought I would just smear silver glitter glue all over.

DIY Star Wars Dessert Table Galaxy Backdrop for Star Wars Birthday Partyby ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Once I was done I placed in a sunny area to let it dry.

DIY Star Wars Dessert Table Galaxy Backdrop for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

It's now ready... the perfect "spacey" looking backdrop! I have glow in the dark wall stickers that I also bought to place on the board... you'll just have to come back for the dessert table reveal! 

Imagine the possibilities, how easy to make your own backdrops.... paper, fabric or in this case plastic!

Hope you liked this idea!
Ilda :)

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