A simple yet dramatic way to personalize your event, this customizable cotton curtain by designer Madeline Trait can be used as a ceremony marker, photo booth background, or both.

By Madeline Trait
May 19, 2015
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THE TOOLS

  • Scissors
  • Fabric (approximately 3.5 yards)
    Note: I used cotton, which is very inexpensive, but any lightweight fabric will work; you just don't want it to be too heavy to hang.
  • Ink, or if block printing, paint
  • Sewing machine and matching thread
  • Stamps or block prints
    Tip: You can purchase these or make your own.
  • Wooden dowel
  • Ribbon
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1. Trim your fabric to at least 6-feet tall by the width of your choice. If you do make it longer, you can drape the excess material on the ground.

2. Hem your edges and make a 2-inch pocket at the top. This pocket is where you will insert your wooden dowel to hang the backdrop.

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3. Now, here's the fun part. Take your stamps and start stamping. I used my stamps to make a frame around the border of the cotton, but you could also create an allover pattern.

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4. Once you are done, iron your backdrop and insert the wooden dowel. To hang, you can tie ribbon to either end of the wooden dowel and suspend from a tree or wall. If desired, add a little extra bling and drape a garland on your backdrop. (I used my emerald green wooden bead garland.)

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