Have you all seen those fun, colorful fringed party decorations? The ones that look like a pinata wall? They seem to be popping up on my radar everywhere. I just had to try making one myself. Since I just celebrated my 35th birthday this past weekend, I figured why not try to make a DIY pinata fringe photo backdrop for my birthday? Surprisingly it isn’t difficult to do, you just need plastic table cloths and a piece of plastic fencing. Now, I won’t lie, it will take quite a few man hours to put together, but the time it takes will vary depending on the size you want.
Begin by cutting your table cloths into strips. You will want some long strips (about 8′ long), some medium strips (about 6′ long), and some short strips (about 4′ long) in each color you use. I found that it is easiest to unroll the length of table cloth that I need and cut it from the roll, then fold up the table cloth and cut into strips.
Once you have all your strips, you are ready to make your wall. I hung up the fencing on the wall using thumb tacks to make the process easier, but you can do all this on the ground too. Start my folding one of the long strips of table cloth in half and threading the folded end through one of the bottom holes of the fencing to create a loop. Then pull the ends of the table cloth through the loop to make a knot. Repeat to make a section of long table cloth pieces at the bottom. Then move on up to the middle of the fencing and add the medium length strips. Then at the top add the short strips to the very top row. Feel free to vary the location of the strips a bit to get different levels of fringe.
Keep working on the sections starting at the bottom and working your way up until you have your entire piece of fencing covered. Then you can hang the DIY pinata fringe photo backdrop up for your party guests to pose in front of! This section that I made is about 8′ tall by about 7′ wide and took two days to make. If that seems daunting, just enlist the help of a few friends and you can whip one out in no time!
Now that makes for one colorful party!