Almost two years ago, mom friend and and I got together to set up a cute back drop, dress up the kids, and take some DIY Easter photos. This was seriously SUPER easy. Even with two babies and a toddler roaming around during set up, the whole project took us about 45 minutes, and even better it cost me less than $10 total to make these cute pictures of our kids happen! All I had to buy was the streamers. and a new pack of Easter eggs. I already had the outfits and everything else! It was really a lot of fun to set the whole thing up, and even more fun, taking the pictures (till the kids stopped cooperating *eye roll*). To have your own DIY Easter photo shoot, grab a mom friend (or do it on your own!), gather the supplies, and have fun with it! I have listed the supplies I used and the method I used to create our back drop, but you can use whatever supplies you want. I listed the supplies I used below and the instructions for how I made the back drop.
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Supplies for DIY Easter Photo Shoot
- Easter colored streamers
- Easter eggs
- Easter baskets
- Basket filler/Easter grass
- Bunny Ears
- King size sheet
- Camera (smart phone or DSLR, either will work!)
- Tape (I used painter’s tape so it wouldn’t hurt the walls)
- Non messy quick treats to keep the kids happy
DIY Easter Photoshoot Set Up
Start by deciding which room and which wall in that room will be best for the photos. I chose a wall in my friend’s living room that was free from decor or other clutter. Make sure the space is big enough that the kids have a little room to interact while you take photos. It was extra convenient to do this with a mom friend so she could help distract the kids while I set up.
Take your first streamer, cut it to the length you want it. Again, make sure you are going tall enough so your background in the photos is all streamers and doesn’t show the end. I’d put tape on the end of a streamer, reach up and place it as high as I could. I didn’t double up the streamers this time but in the future I will to make them stronger. You can tell in some of the photos the twist of the streamers collapsed a little and I think if you double them up, it will be easier to twist them too.
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Once you have it taped at the top, slowly twist till you get to the bottom. Make sure to keep it the streamer from bending to get the spiral look. Tape it again at the bottom, either to the baseboard if you have carpet or you can tape it to the floor if you have a hard flooring. Continue this method till you have enough streamers lined up to fill the space. Step back after each one to look and make sure they are straight.
When the back drop is completed, arrange the sheet on the floor so it covers the bottoms of the streamers. I also brought Easter eggs, a couple baskets, and some basket filler. We forgot to use the basket filler… but my boys had fun playing with it when we got home!
I am super happy with how the photos turned out and I think I might need to do my own Easter photos of my little boys again this year! Here are a few of my favorites.