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DIY Fruit Umbrella Selfie Backdrops
Julia Child once said “A party without cake is just a meeting.” but in that case what would a party with cake be without a photo booth? These DIY umbrella backdrops are not only easy to make with friends but portable so they can move with the party!
How To Make Them:
Begin by spray painting some cloth umbrellas so that any existing paint does not show through. For the watermelon you're going to want to go with red, for pineapple yellow, for grapefruit pink, etc.
Start with a red umbrella and cut down some pieces of light green duct tape so they are all the same length, and apply around the edge (make sure some of the tape hangs off the edge) of the umbrella to create the melon rind.
Go over the tape with some green puffy paint and a rough brush to create the rind texture.
Cut pieces of black tape down to create watermelon seeds, and place them at random over the red space of the umbrella. Optional: add some white puffy paint close to the edge of the black seed to help it stand out more.
A pro tip for the pineapple is to start with a green umbrella so that when you spray paint it there is a bit of the green shining through, just like a real pineapple!
Use black puffy paint to make diagonal lines across the umbrella. If needed go over the lines with a small brush to thicken and texturize the line.
Cut out the shape of the pineapple stem/leaves from a piece of green construction paper and hot glue to the top of the pineapple umbrella. Add green puffy paint to the leaves if desired.
Use your pink umbrella to trace a circle onto a large piece of white paper and cut out. In the center of the circle cut another hole just large enough to fit the umbrella handle.
Place the paper circle down over the handle so that the paper and fabric are flush. Cut the edge of the paper so that it ends at least 2 inches away from the umbrella's edge.
Remove the paper and draw 6 triangles in the center of the "O" shape to form the segments of the fruit. We used a stencil for this and it made the job much easier. Cut out the triangles using an X-Acto blade.
Place the paper back down over the umbrella handle and use a needle and thread to delicately secure the corners of the triangles to the umbrella.
Use another green poster board to cut out a leave big enough to hand over the side of the citrus. Attach with hot glue.