Since, I’m such a “succa” for cacti puns, I was “prickled” pink to take on this project. My niece is currently obsessed with cacti, and this Prickly Pear Backdrop was a fun addition to her birthday party.
Backdrops need to make a big statement, but shouldn’t cost a lot of money, and this one is no exception. This one cost me less than $15 to make, it’s pretty fly for a cacti! (Okay, I’ll stop now.)
– 10 sheets of green poster board (I found mine at the dollar store… they were two sheets for a dollar!)
– 1 yellow poster board or yellow paper
– Pink, orange, red honeycomb balls in various sizes
– Hot glue gun
– Painters tape
- For both prickly pear plants, I used 5 pieces of poster board. Two poster boards cut 1 large piece of prickly pear, two poster boards each cut 2 pieces of prickly pears, and the last cut out 4, so you’ll end up with various sizes.
- Next, I cut little strips of yellow paper (these will be the needles. Using a hot glue gun, I glued all of the needs to each pice of the prickly pear.
- Then, I cut some flowers using the honeycomb balls. I folded them down and used my scissors to cut a scallop edge on teh opposite of the folded side. Then I split the balls in half so the number of flowers I have could increase.
- Finally, I used painters tape to tape the pieces to the wall. behind the serving table.
This backdrop is “on point”!! And so simple to make.
(Other Sources: Cactus marquee, Decagon party plates, pink cups, gold cupcake wrapper, gold straws)