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Leanne A throws some of the most beautiful parties! Her latest one, Jade's 13th Birthday Party, had such a gorgeous dessert table backdrop, that when I saw on Leanne's blog, Mrs. A in the Cove, that she was putting together a tutorial, I asked if I could repost it. She so kindly said yes, so here it is...
For me one of the trickiest parts of putting a dessert table together is finding the correct backdrop. A great backdrop can really make or break a table.
The idea for the backdrop originally came from my friend Jessica from Oscar and Ruby - I blogged about her yesterday and showed some pictures of how her backdrop looked. I used a slightly different method in how I put mine together and it was a great solution that really made the table look very glamorous.
Firstly I purchased a piece of dowel from my local hardware store. My dowel was 19mm thick. As my table was 1.8m long I had to get a piece that was 2.4m and cut it down to size.
Next I got together 5 or so different fabrics in coordinating colours. Some of mine were the ones that Jess used in her backdrop and the rest were extra's I picked up from spotlight.
The great thing about this backdrop was that the strips of fabric where quite vintage looking so just ripping them into strips worked a treat. No being neat, no sewing.
Once I had all my strips of fabric ready I just went along and tied them to the dowel.
A piece of ribbon was used so I could hang it on a hook on the wall.
And the great thing about this backdrop is that you can easily change the fabric colours to suit another colour scheme.
Thank you, Leanne! Now I have to show off some of the amazing cupcakes you had at the party. Take a look at these...