Step 1: Creating your twine “clothesline”: First you need to create a twine “clothesline”. Cut a piece of twine the width you want your rainbow backdrop to be & then tie a clear push pin to each end. Take one end, and push the push pin into the ceiling (if you are worried about damage, 3M Command makes some damage free products that might work as substitute). Pull the anchored end tight so there is no slack in the line, and then press the other end into the ceiling. (I am sorry I don’t have a picture of this. With white twine & a white ceiling, it was an impossible shot to get.)
Step 2: Adding The Fringe: You are going to need five pieces of fringe to create a panel of color (in other words, five pieces of red fringe, five pieces of orange….etc.). Three pieces will be the first layer, and the remaining two pieces are going to become the second layer. With that being said, cut each roll of fringe into five pieces. I chose to make my pieces varying lengths.
Now, this next step is REALLY easy, but for some reason I cannot write the instructions in a way that sounds easy……so it might be easier to skip reading the instructions & just look at the picture below LOL. Leading with the end of the fringe that has the double stick tape on it, thread the fringe (tape side down/fringe side up) over the top of the clothesline so that your fringe is sandwiched between the twine & the ceiling. Thread enough fringe through so that end with the double sided tape can reach the back of the fringe that is hanging. Secure by pressing the two pieces together (see below) Like I mentioned earlier, each color panel is made of five pieces of fringe. So, repeat the last step so that your first layer is three pieces wide. Once you have done that, do that same thing with the two remaining pieces, but thread them ON TOP of the first layer of fringe (see below)
Taking the end with the paper clip, thread the paper clip through the wire loop at the bottom of your pom pom (see below)
notes about the pom poms: I used two poms poms from our Martha Stewart Gold & White Pom Pom Kit and one from our ivory kit because that is what I had laying around my house. I just wanted to make note about this in case you are trying to replicate this backdrop down to the last detail.
concept, tutorial, prop styling & photography: stevie pattyn
glitter paper & martha stewart craft punch: michael’s
vintage sodas & button candy: world market
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