Post # 1
Hi everybody! So we’ve made several (or fiancé has) pvc stands for backdrops. One for DIY photo booth, our sweetheart table backdrop and one for the cake.
Behind the cake, I just want string lights. We bought a bunch last year right after Christmas for super cheap. (90%off)
But now that we are starting to actually put the lights on, I’ve noticed on most inspiration pics, the strings lights are white. Ours are black. The actual wiring.
Will this not look as clean? I’ve even thought of doing fabric now to hide the wiring but I really just wanted lights.
I can get white lights but what a shame not to use all these lights!
Anybody make a light backdrop? Pics?
Post # 2
I think the success of this idea depends on the backdrop to the backdrop. You need something plain or blank in the background or it can look very busy and messy.
Remember you can spray paint your black string lights if you want.
You can also tie loose knots in the strings like this rope backdrop
Post # 3
we have spray painted our little hearts out. What would be the easiest way to spray them without having to cover each light?
The wall that will be behind the lights is a light tan and the bottom is wood. I didn’t even think of a backdrop for lights.
Post # 4
You can cover The strings with white gaff tape, it is very easy. Also more time effective than wrapping the light bulbs in masking tape so they do not get spray paint on them
Post # 5
It’s very simple to pop out the light bulbs and stuff each hole wih a bit of a cotton ball to prevent getting paint on the metal connectors at the bottom. Hang them up outside somewhere so you can spray paint all sides at the same time.
Post # 6
I think you’re over thinking it. It’ll look lovely with a black string. Put it up for a look and post a picture and we will all tell you how lovely it looks. Not a single person will even notice that the wire was black.
Post # 7
I don’t think black will look bad/off at all. When you said black, I actually wished I would have thought about black strands instead of all of the white ones that I have accumulated lol. This couple used black and it looks awesome!
Post # 8
I like that! But ours are just regular Christmas lights. I wonder if it’d give the same effect.
Post # 9
good idea! I’ll do a test trial and see what ladies think.