Creating a fun backdrop is one of the best ways to make a party picture perfect. After making two for Blair’s 1st birthday party (and seeing it featured on Style Me Pretty!), I’ve been hooked on finding quick and simple ways to jazz up a focal area at parties and events. I came across this on Pinterest and have been waiting for a time to replicate it and our Pink Party for work seemed like the best opportunity. Since I wanted to make the party “fall-ish” while staying on theme with pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the yarn fringe backdrop was actually the PERFECT way to bring all of the colors together. I picked up seven different colors from our local Michael’s store with a 25% off coupon, purchased some dowels (and had them cut at our local hardware store) for under $5. The entire project cost less than $25 and made such a fun statement at our party. Here’s how you can recreate the look on your own 🙂
Yarn in various colors
1. Cut your dowels to length. If your dowels are longer than you’d like your finished length to be, cut them to size using a hand saw. Or, simply ask your local hardware store to cut them for you which is what I did. The sizes I went with were 24 inches and 16 inches.
2. Decide what color yarn you will be using the most and cut it accordingly. I knew we were going to be using mostly pink with a few strands of orange, yellow and white mixed in so I cut out much more pink in strands of ~48″. Note: you will be folding your strands in half to attach it to the dowel so keep that in mind when cutting to length. If you want your finished length to be 18″ cut your yarn at 36″.
3. Fold yarn in half and pull the ends of the yarn through the loop and around your dowel. Side loop to tighten and repeat.
4. Alternate colors as you see fit until you’ve filled the dowel with yarn. Hang your yarn fringe behind a bar or dessert table (I even attached one to the table cloth) and have fun! Cheers!