(Closed) Has anyone made their own head table backdrop? Help!

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 5
817 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I believe just tulle would work. Or you could buy the sheer curtains in long lengths…that would be the easiest way but you’d probably need to find a good deal or clearance sale. However you could probably sell the whole thing on Craigslist when you’re done! Are you planning to build it with the PVC piping?


Post # 9
46404 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You can use any sheer fabric that you like the look of and find at a good price. Voile, tille, organza, chiffon etc all work.

Stores like Big Lots, K Mart etc often have sheer drapery panels on very cheaply-you get lots of fabric for the money. The advantage of getting rod pocket curtain panels is that you can slide them onto the top pipe before you do the final glueing of the corner pieces and end poles-easy peasy coverage.

You can  wrap the piping separately before you drape the rest of the fabric if you are concerned about the piping showing through, but usually that is not a concern when the fabric is gathered up.

Post # 10
428 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would say organza or chiffon.

Post # 11
5110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

We got white sheer LONG (I think the 84in) curtins and lots of them. 

Post # 13
46404 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

12 feet is awfully high for a backdrop. Is there a reason you need it that high? I would say that the normal height is 8 feet. 8 feet of height allows you to use premade curtain panels that are 96″ long.

If you are using fabric, you usally need at least 2.5 -3 times the width of your backdrop to get the fullness that will look good. e.g if your backdrop is 12 feet wide you will need 30-36 feet of fabric width- if the fabric is 54 inches wide, you need 6 lengths of fabric- each of them as long as your backdrop is high plus extra for hem and rod pocket .

Batiste is the softest of the lightweight, opaque fabrics.  It can be made of cotton, polyester, wool etc. As I said before the opacity is usually not a concern when the fabric is gathered.


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