For me one of the trickiest parts of putting a dessert table together is finding the correct backdrop. A great backdrop can really make or break a table.
A few weeks ago I put together a glamourous dessert table for a 13 year old and I have had lots of comments about the backdrop so today I thought I would give you a look at how I put my backdrop together.
The idea for the backdrop originally came from my friend Jessica from Oscar and Ruby – I blogged about her yesterday and showed some pictures of how her backdrop looked.
I used a slightly different method in how I put mine together and it was a great solution that really made the table look very glamourous.
Firstly I purchased a piece of dowel from my local hardware store. My dowel was 19mm thick. As my table was 1.8m long I had to get a piece that was 2.4m and cut it down to size.
Next I got together 5 or so different fabrics in co-ordinating colours. Some of mine were the ones that Jess used in her backdrop and the rest were extra’s I picked up from spotlight.
The great thing about this backdrop was that the strips of fabric where quite vintage looking so just ripping them into strips worked a treat. No being neat, no sewing.
Once I had all my strips of fabric ready I just went along and tied them to the dowel
And the great thing about this backdrop is that you can easily change the fabric colours to suit another colour scheme.