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DIY SuperHero “City Back Drop”

Hello ALL!!! So after about a thousand months i’m finally back with the final updates & tutorials for the BIG SuperHero Party I threw for my husbands 27th birthday.  Man did we have a good time.  It was silly craziness at its best and we wouldn’t want it any other way. My next couple of posts will be some followup tutorials on decorations I made for the BIG party.  I’ve been promising them for awhile now, and VOILA, they are finally here. You can read all about my hubby’s very grown up and slightly ridiculous BUT totally awesome SuperHero Birthday Party by clicking HERE!

Check out this Tutorial for his “DIY Happy Birthday Bunting Banner” by clicking HERE!

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Next up on the tutorial checklist is the awesome City Back Drop I made to use as a cool accent & photo booth backdrop  for pictures!!! It is really very simply and took about an hour all together to bust out. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at michelle.haguewood@hotmail.com OR post questions below and i’ll get back to you right away!!!

P.S. Don’t mind the super awesome SuperMan Figurine next to my backdrop. I borrowed him from my husbands “work materials” to use for the party.

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So here we go with the SuperHero City Photo Booth Back Drop DIY Tutorial and How To Guide.

Unfortunatley this was one of the very first projects I started working on while planning the party, so I didn’t think to take any good photos as I was making the City Back Drop. Luckily, it is beyond easy to make and only takes a few items that are really inexpensive!

To make this fun City Photo Booth Back Drop you will need the following supplies:

1 Large Roll of Black  Butcher Paper

2 Rolls of Yellow Duct Tape

Masking Tape

Sharp Scissors

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I decided to use long “strips” of the butcher paper to make my “city.” I wanted the strips to resemble tall buildings to mimic the look of a typical city skyline view, but something you might see in a comic book. I had a tri-fold that I attached the black strips to with masking tape pieces.  My tri-fold in made of stained wood so I wanted to be cautious when putting sticky tape on the wood finish. Didn’t want to ruin any furniture.

Once the Long strips were all cut, I chose a shape to use for the “building” roof and cut a similar shape on the black butcher paper.  I used some simple square rooftops, a rounded rooftop, and a few with angular rooftops to look more modern and represent a “true” modern city skyline.

The next step was to cut lots and I mean LOTS of yellow duct tape strips to use as “windows” on each building.  I didn’t plan anything out…I just winged it and starting cutting and cutting and then cutting some more.  I let each building speak for itself and randomly spaced the “windows” all over the place.

I used both rolls of duct tape to make my buildings and had some butcher paper left over once the project was complete.  The “buildings” rolled up nicely into tubes and thats how they stayed until a few days before the party.

The best part is that this project was so SUPER CHEAP that I didn’t feel guilty throwing it ALL in the garbage once the party was over!! No hard feelings here and usually i’m a hoarder of anything that can be salvaged and saved. I think this project was such an awesome accent to his party and definitely helped to set the “tone” for a REAL SuperHero party.

If you have any questions about how to make this please feel free to email me or comment below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.  Again, sorry I didn’t take any pictures as I was making the project.  All other tutorials will include picture tutorials and descriptions from here on out!!!!

Again, thanks for READING!!!!