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Photo Step and Repeat Backdrop with The Cricut

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Give your event or party an upgrade with this Step and Repeat Backdrop that I made using my Cricut and Cricut Design Space!
 
This step and repeat backdrop was super simple to make, all I had to do was choose my backdrop background cut and apply. And very little supplies needed. Just the vinyl, of course, my Cricut and weeding tools, a sheet and iron or the Cricut easy press.
 

Step and Repeat Photo Backdrop with The Cricut

 
This DIY Photo backdrop is a step and repeat backdrop that you can customize to fit your event needs. Definitely red carpet worthy, and with the Cricut, you can customize in so many ways.
 
Make one to celebrate a 50th birthday party, an event for your local humane society, a baby shower (you could add these Paper Flowers to it or make them for any other occasion this DIY photo backdrop can really dress up and elevate your party.
 
This step and repeat backdrop was super simple to make, all I had to do was choose my backdrop background cut and apply. #photobooth #cricut #cricutmade #tutorial
 
I recently made this step and repeat backdrop for an upcoming event for a local library called the human library. The human library is an event where the people are the “books” and they get to tell their stories to the readers.
Just like a step and repeat backdrop you see actors and actresses standing in front of for a movie premiere.
 
Plus it gives your party or event a whole new level of style. These make a wonderful photo booth backdrop! Dress it up with other party decorations. Weddings, birthday parties, and more are always in need of a fun photo booth for guests.
 
Grab some props or make it elegant by adding a red carpet and a table with cameras for your guests and you have an amazing event on your hands.

This step and repeat backdrop was super simple to make, all I had to do was choose my backdrop background cut and apply. #photobooth #cricut #cricutmade #tutorial

How to Make A DIY Photo Booth Backdrop

What I love most about this step and repeat backdrop is how simple the process is.

You don’t need a photography studio to have a beautiful baby shower or bridal shower party photos.

You can add a few studio props, photo booth props or put this diy photography backdrop on a backdrop stand and leave it pretty much as is.

This step and repeat backdrop was super simple to make, all I had to do was choose my backdrop background cut and apply. #photobooth #cricut #cricutmade #tutorial

And the best part is there is zero turn around time because you are making it yourself!

Granted it will take you some time to apply the design you want, but within a short time, you will have a backdrop that is affordable and fit for your event. I use a sheet to make this diy backdrop so it makes it extremely affordable.

I can’t even imagine the price tag on this if you were to buy this from a printing company. 

Grab your Cricut Air 2 and create your custom design and print off a ton of them. Then lay them out and start ironing them on so they are evenly spaced out. I used my ruler for this and it worked really well.

I find that heat transfer vinyl is nice because it allows you to work pretty fast once you get the spacing figured out.


This step and repeat backdrop was super simple to make, all I had to do was choose my backdrop background cut and apply. #photobooth #cricut #cricutmade #tutorial

Tips For Elevating Your Party

Lighting

A bit area is making sure you have the right lighting. If you want dim lighting, reach for twinkle lights or lamps with light bulbs. Make sure the ambiance of the room fits your party. Or if you want it to be well lit ensure you have enough lighting so your guest can enjoy.

Drinks

Create a drink that is special for your party. Whether it is an evening cocktail or a mocktail (no alcohol) give your guest something fun to sip on. I like to take a really tasty drink and then come up with a name that fits the event. This let’s guest feel like they are enjoying a drink made specifically for your party.

Have Fun

Make sure you try to have fun at your party. Plan ahead and get things lined up so you aren’t spending your whole party running around getting things done. Invite special guests, have games, or even music playing to keep the beat light and relaxed. Having a photo booth with one of these photo booth backdrops is always a winner.

Theme

Create a well-rounded theme for your party. From the foods, you serve to drinks and decorations. When you have a theme it is all smooth and flows nicely.

Party Favors

If you can afford it consider handing out a party favor or two. Whether it is a candy bar you let your guests scoop up some goodies they want, a wine glass, or even shirts, let them leave with something in their hands.

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Ironing on the images diy backdrop
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DIY Photo Backdrop: Step and Repeat, Red Carpet Style Backdrop with Your Cricut

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $20

This step and repeat backdrop was super simple to make, all I had to do was choose my backdrop background cut and apply. And very little supplies needed. Just the vinyl, of course, my Cricut and weeding tools, a sheet and iron or the Cricut easy press.

Tools

  • Cricut Air 2
  • Heat Press or
  • Easy Press
  • Weeding tool

Instructions

  1. Create and cut out your design with HTV.
  2. Fold over the top of your sheet and use the fabric bond to create a loop that you can fit a pole through.
  3. You can press your design 1 of 3 ways, you can go through with an iron and get the image on that way, and then go back and press as I did in the video. Use the Easy Press or Press in sections using a board (see video)
  4. Make sure you stagger with each row.
  5. If I had an easy press that would have been the easiest way to do this, but I used the board and pressed in sections folding the top, pre-pressed over the top of the board, next time I will be buying the easy press lol.

Notes

See video if you have a hard time understanding the written instructions

This step and repeat backdrop was super simple to make, all I had to do was choose my backdrop background cut and apply. #photobooth #cricut #cricutmade #tutorial

This step and repeat backdrop was super simple to make, all I had to do was choose my backdrop background cut and apply. #photobooth #cricut #cricutmade #tutorial

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