If you caught our Bohemian Mountaintop wedding inspiration post from earlier today and saw the rad moon backdrop, we’re excited to be sharing how to re-create that one for yourself! We love this big prop because it’s sure to make a statement at your wedding, or even engagement shoot! Thanks to Laura Stewart Design for sharing the details with us.
What You’ll Need:
• 1/4″ Plywood cut into a circle
• Paint in various shades of Blue and Grey
• 150 Wine Corks (it would take quite a while to drink enough wine for this project :)
• 5 Wooden Dowels cut at different lengths
• Rit Dye – Denim and Navy
• 10 bags of Marshmallows
• Blue and Gold Glitter
• Tack Glue
• Gold Paint
• Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Set up 2 dye baths using denim and navy Rit Dye. Separate the corks into thirds. Place 1/3 of your corks in the denim, 1/3 of your corks in the navy, then leave the last 1/3 natural. Let them soak in the dye for 2 hours, then lay flat to dry
Add glitter to your marshmallows. Dip one end of the marshmallow in tacky glue then dip that same end in the glitter. Add gold to some of your corks and wood dowels by simply dry brushing a tiny bit of gold paint on the top. Let dry for 2 hours.
Paint your moon! Get creative with your paint and start brushing the various colors of blue on the wood. Make sure to always brush in the same direction and use a curved motion to create a rounded moon.
Once all of your pieces are dry, it’s time to place your corks, wood, and marshmallows onto the moon. Lay out your pieces starting at the left edge and work your way towards the center. The pieces should fit tightly together along the edges then get more disperse as you work your way across the moon. When you have a composition that you like, start hot gluing!! Place a dab of hot glue on the bottom of each piece and let dry completely.
Then, hang your piece from a sturdy branch or lean it in front of a beautiful tree to create a magical moment at your event!
Really unique, right?!
If you make your own Moon Backdrop using these steps or supplies, we’d love to see how it turns out, so please share on Instagram along with the hashtag #GreenWeddingShoesDIY. We’ll regram our faves!