Lit Floral DIY Photo Backdrop

So, my daughter just turned eleven a few weeks ago and I have noticed one major thing.  These tween girls love to get their picture taken!  So different from my youth, when I literally ran away from my mom when she came at me with a camera.  All that being said, for Ann’s 11th birthday party, I knew we needed a spot for pictures of she and her friends.  In came my DIY Photo Backdrop idea… full of flowers, lights and hula hoops!

Make a lit photo backdrop with flowers and hula hoops!  A simple step by step tutorial by Uncommon Designs

Yes, you heard that right… hula hoops!  We have a gorgeous tree in our backyard and since we were throwing a party out back, I knew this would be the perfect spot for a photo area.  There is always shade there after 5pm and it is so woodsy and pretty!  The tree is begging for a tire swing, but for right now it has three beautiful floral hoops that light up at night.  It really is beautiful!

Make a lit photo backdrop with flowers and hula hoops!  A simple step by step tutorial by Uncommon Designs

Floral DIY Photo Backdrop 

Making the hoops just took a few simple supplies:

  • hula hoops
  • floral garland
  • floral wire
  • battery operated lights with a timer
  • clear packing tape

Make a lit photo backdrop with flowers and hula hoops!  A simple step by step tutorial by Uncommon Designs

To make the hoops, simply attach the garlands to the hula hoops with floral wire.  Really easy stuff.  If you want your hoops to be lit, you’ll need to attach them to the hoop with tape.  I used clear packing tape and then glued a stray leaf on the housing unit for the batteries.

Make a lit photo backdrop with flowers and hula hoops!  A simple step by step tutorial by Uncommon Designs

I hung up the hoops with some jute string and a very tall ladder.  They will spin, but it adds such pretty movement to your party!

Make a lit photo backdrop with flowers and hula hoops!  A simple step by step tutorial by Uncommon Designs

So sorry for the amateur night photography, by I really wanted to show you how pretty they are when they turn on at night.  My neighbors enjoy them, too!  The one thing I will caution is for you to go ahead and set the timer on the lights the night before.  That way, they will automatically turn on for your party and you won’t need a ladder to turn them on!

Make a lit photo backdrop with flowers and hula hoops!  A simple step by step tutorial by Uncommon Designs

These crazy kids sure did have a blast at the party!

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Trish Flake

Author/Co-Owner at Uncommon Designs
Hey y'all! I am Trish and one half of the creative team at Uncommon Designs. I adore party planning, holiday celebrations, and all things crafty! I am so excited to share my creative adventures with you!

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  1. Veronika @ Tickled Pink Confetti says

    Lovely! I’ve always wanted a tree in the backyard like yours, it’s so lush and beautiful. I can imagine the endless decorating possibilities. Love the light up hoops, btw. | Veronika @ Tickled Pink Confetti

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