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DIY Pumpkin Photo Wall Backdrop for Halloween by Brenda Ponnay for Alphamom.com

DIY Pumpkin Photo Wall Backdrop for Halloween

By Brenda Ponnay

If you have a Halloween Party or any festive autumn event planned and you are looking for an easy backdrop for photos or just to decorate quickly we have the easiest backdrop wall for you ever: BALLOONS! Who knew?!?

DIY Pumpkin Photo Wall Backdrop (supplies) by Brenda Ponnay by Alphamom.com

Supplies needed to make your Pumpkin Photo Wall Backdrop

DIY Pumpkin Photo Wall Backdrop (how-to) by Brenda Ponnay by Alphamom.com

How to make a Pumpkin and Jack O’ Lantern Photo Wall Backdrop

First blow up a few balloons to the size you like. Place a balloon on your cardboard so that just the edge of the balloon touches the edge of your cardboard or overlaps a few inches. Feel where the balloon stem touches the cardboard and hold that spot with your finger. Remove the balloon and cut a small “x” where you marked the spot with your finger.  Gently push the stem of your balloon through the “x” cut so that the knot comes through the other side of your cardboard. Repeat with another balloon touching the first balloon. Repeat until your whole cardboard is filled with balloons. You can work in a measured grid and make everything straight or be like us and just place them randomly but close together.

Pretty easy right?! The hardest part is probably blowing up that many balloons. A bicycle pump or air mattress pump might come in handy.

Idea #1: Photo Wall of Pumpkins and Vines for Autumn Party

DIY Pumpkin Photo Wall Backdrop (how-to) by Brenda Ponnay by Alphamom.com

Attach your cardboard balloon wall to a wall with push pins.  Then, if you are going for a more natural look weave your faux vines around the balloons. Or get out that permanent marker and draw a bunch of jack-o-lantern faces!

Idea #2: Photo Wall of Jack o’ Lanterns for Halloween Party

DIY Jack O' Lantern Photo Wall Backdrop (how-to) by Brenda Ponnay by Alphamom.com

So fun and cute, right?

DIY Pumpkin Photo Wall Backdrop (posing) by Brenda Ponnay by Alphamom.com

Then grab your party guests and pose the night away!

DIY Jack O' Lantern Photo Wall Backdrop (posing) by Brenda Ponnay by Alphamom.com

You’re sure to get some interesting photos!

P.S. This photo wall could easily be done in any color…we’re thinking ombre for a baby shower would be cute!

Find more Halloween Party ideas from our archives here:

Published September 25, 2018. Last updated October 16, 2018.
About the Author

Brenda Ponnay

Brenda Ponnay is a stealthy secret agent who juggles parenthood to her adorable daughter by day and freelance graphic design/illustration by night. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, mak...

Brenda Ponnay is a stealthy secret agent who juggles parenthood to her adorable daughter by day and freelance graphic design/illustration by night. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, making castles out of cardboard boxes or just doing the laundry with flair, Brenda Ponnay has learned that what really makes her happy is being creative every single day.

You can read about all her crazy adventures on her personal blog: Secret Agent Josephine.

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