diy leaf backdrop

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for my last of the spring party DIY posts, i wanted to share the focal point of the party with you guys! originally, we talked about doing a big flower wall, which has obviously been done before. BUT THEN… a miracle happened. we decided on with leaves instead.

my friend molly runs a little LA plant shop called pop up greens. so i knew she’d be able to source some good plants for us to use for it. we bought four plants, a split leaf philodendron, a fern, and 2 little ones on sale that i don’t know what they are. we got home and trimmed the leaves off of all the plants.

we decided on a circular shape. so i held a round chair up to the wall and molly put washi tape around as a guide. you could also use anything that’s round, or eyeball it, but it’s much easier to have a template.

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now all you have to do is tape the leaves to the wall. it’s that easy. step back often to look at the thing overall and scope out any spots that could look better or fuller or emptier.

i definitely recommend doing this the day of your party, or at the least, the night before. especially if it’s warm and sunny inside, to prevent wilting leaves.

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cute right?! i love a good focal point, and it would also make a killer photobooth background. let me know if you try it!


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  1. I was hoping you were going to share how you did this–I LOVE how the green pops against the white wall. 🙂 It would be fun to play with some different shapes for a ‘gallery wall’ as a photo backdrop. Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂

  2. This is gorgeous! Tripical leaves against fresh white just makes me stupidly happy. If only I had any kind of space to do this in! Tiny flats don’t leave much spare wall space!
    Chambray & Curls

  3. What a cute alternative to a bunch of flowers! I love it!

  4. What kind of tape you use to stick the leaves? Hope it does not leave trace on the wall. I will prefer to stick it on a big cardstock instead. Will look great to frame it up if fake leaves are used.

  5. This looks really cool. I’d never seen something like this.

  6. this is PERFECT! thinkin about using this for an upcoming shooting. thanks so much!

  7. Wow this is really crafty! What a great way to incorporate nature into the kitchen and pretty simple to make.

  8. You make me dream with this backdrop. So inspiring! <3

  9. Amber Forster says:

    So what you are saying is you killed…..I’m not sure how many beautiful plants, my eyes glazed over at that part, for an art piece that will die and have to be taken down?! You are what is wrong with our society. When you are standing in a barren landscape with barely enough water left on the planet to sustain our race just remember what you did for vanity.

  10. So simple, think doing this w/ flowers would be pretty cool too or maybe a mixture of both?! 🙂

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  12. Laura Dee says:

    So cute! Tempted to buy some fake leaves to get this as a permanent artwork!

  13. This is horrible!!!! You just killed a bunch of plants for a temporary wall decoration.

  14. Se puede usar la poda de jardines, parque o viveros. Poner las hojas sobre un círculo de madera con argolla para colgarlo. Motivos de primavera ???? Navidad, rosas??, juguetes con hojas, pueden ser muchas ideas. No se destruye la planta solo que se usen las hojas de poda.

  15. Amazing backdrop. So inspiring! Looking for an opportunity to use it

  16. Wer ruft An says:

    I looks great! I love it!