DIY Pinata Fringe Photo Backdrop

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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.

DIY Pinata Fringe Photo Backdrop
DIY Pinata Fringe Photo Backdrop
DIY Pinata Fringe Photo Backdrop

Materials to make a fringe photo backdrop wall:

Plastic table cloths
Plastic fencing

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.

DIY Pinata Fringe Photo Backdrop

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.

Creating a fringe photo backdrop

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 cow hitch 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.

DIY Pinata Fringe Photo Backdrop
DIY Pinata Fringe Photo Backdrop
DIY Pinata Fringe Photo Backdrop

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!

If you are looking for a quicker and easier way to make a fringe backdrop, be sure to check out our metallic mylar fringe photo backdrop tutorial too!

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  1. I’d love to see a picture of the back!

  2. Holly says:

    This piñata fringe backdrop is so beautiful! It’s crazy to think you DIY’ed it. I definitely want to try making this as a photo backdrop for a party some time in the future! 💕

  3. Jes says:

    This. Is. AMAZING. I would make it then leave it up for… well, let’s be honest, I’d leave it up forever! And since it’s made of plastic that would be totally do-able! You’ve inspired me, and now my little gears are turning haha.

  4. Bekah says:

    This is so cute! I love how the idea can be used with any color scheme. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Gabriel says:

    Wow! I love this idea! Thank you for sharing!

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  8. Nikki says:

    Love this! Looks like you spray painted the fencing white. When I sprayed certain plastics it leaves them sticky – is there a specific brand or type of spray paint you use?

    • says:

      Just make sure to use one that says it can be used on plastics on the can. Then it won’t be tacky.

  9. Kelsey says:

    Love love love this! How many feet of tablecloth would you estimate you used?

  10. Heydy says:

    How would you transport this? I love the idea but I have no clue how I would move it around

    • says:

      Sorry! I’m just now seeing this comment! I just folded the fringe backdrop over until it was about 3-4′ wide and put it in the back of my SUV. Then I gently folded in the long hanging pieces. pretty simple since it is all just thin plastic.

  11. Bianca says:

    Love this!!
    How do you attach it to the wall? Is it just held by tacks was it fairly heavy to transport… want to make one but incorporate some bling like metallics. Do you think that would work?

    • says:

      I just held it up with tacks, but nails work too. It’s not too heavy. Maybe 20 pounds or so. I think metallic fringe would be amazing!

  12. Mariam says:

    How many tacks did you use to hold it up? I will be transporting it and since the wall i’d be using is all closets i can only put tacks on the top. Will that work? Also does dollar store plastic sheets work?

    • says:

      You can also use removable adhesive strips to hang plastic hooks on the closet doors. Like the 3M wall hooks. I would say at least 3-5 hooks. And yes, dollar store plastic table cloths would work too!

  13. Anna Z says:

    Hi, to achieve the size of backdrop you made, do I buy one 2×25 feet plastic fencing?

  14. beth says:

    Love this! Where did you buy all the coloured plastic rolls from please?

  15. Jessica says:

    Hey! I love this idea so much. Do you know how many rolls of table cloth you used ?

    • says:

      For an 8′ by 8′ backdrop, you need roughly 4 full rolls total. Divide that by the number of colors that you are using to see how much of each roll you will need.

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  17. Mayra says:

    What size what that fringe backdrop? And how many rolls did it take to fill it up?

    • says:

      The fringe backdrop was 12’ by 10’ and I used about 1/2 of each colored roll.

  18. tuyet nguyen says:

    Where do you buy plastic fencing?

  19. Jeri says:

    Hi! Love your project and thanks for the instructions on how to!!
    Did you ziptie the fence pieces together? I won’t be able to tack it the wall of the venue so I’m trying to come up with an alternate to hang this. Maybe tall pallets would work

    • says:

      I just used one large piece the length I needed so I didn’t have to zip tie the pieces together. You can always try buying a photo backdrop frame used to hang step and repeats. Then just zip tie the fencing to the backdrop stand.

  20. Penny says:

    Your color selection is beautiful! How wide did you cut your strips?

  21. Natalia says:

    Hii!! I LOVE THIS!! I read that you only used one fence strip of your length. How did you manage to get so many layers to achieve 10ft height when you only have 2ft on width of fence?

    • says:

      The bottom layers attached to the fence are just really long. There isn’t actually fencing behind the whole fringe piece.

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    Is it possible for you to make this for my daughter’s Troll Birthday Party. It would be a photo backdrop. I would need by the January 22, 2020?

    I look forwqrd to hearing from you soon.


    Hi, quick question. Is it possible to have you make this photo backdrop for my daughter’s upcoming Troll Birthday Party. I would need it by January 21, 2020. Thank you!!.. Is the one you pictured here available? THOSE are the exact colors I need, lol!!


    • says:

      Unfortunately I can’t make one for your party. But you could check with local balloon and party shops to see if they can recreate the look for you.

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  29. Ericka says:

    Where did you purchase that white fence? The one you tagged is green and I need white because I am going to do it up against a white wall and I do not want any green to show. Can you please let me know which one is in your photo?

    • says:

      I spray painted the green fencing white. But realized afterward it didn’t matter becuase none of the fencing shows through once the table cloths are on the fencing.

  30. Christiana says:

    How did u do the knotting again
    I can seem to figure it out

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  32. Brielle La Sala says:

    Hi there!

    This post is great and really helpful! What did you use for your fencing and what did you use to hold it up?!


    • says:

      I used thumbtacks in the wall to hang it up. As for fencing, I linked to the one I used, but if that is sold out I just used a square holed plastic fencing that you can find at any hardware store.

  33. Kim says:

    I’m wanting to make one to use as a fence outside. Do you think this could withstand the weather? An ideas on making it outside sturdy? This is beautiful and just the splash of color my garden/daughter’s play area needs. Beautiful idea!!!
    Thank you, Kimberly R

    • says:

      It is plastic, so it should hold up for a while, but I am sure the sun and snow will eventually wear it down. So I would say it likely won’t last more than a season outdoors.

  34. Theresa Hensley says:

    This is amazing! How long do you think this took you to complete?

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  36. Lindsey Behrman says:

    How many plastic tablecloths did you end up using for this project!



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