We recently threw a super fun Emoji party to celebrate Vedh’s 4th birthday. One of my favorite elements from the party was the paper plate Emoji backdrop that I made and I’m excited to share just how fun it was to make!
Paper plate emojis
Here’s everything I used:
Yellow paper plates
Multicolored self adhesive foam sheets
1) Once I decided on all the emoji faces that I want to make, I drew and cut all the shapes out of foam sheets. I was doing 3-5 of each emoji face so the sample cutouts were of huge help.
2) Once I had all the shapes cut, all I did was peel and stick them accordingly onto the paper plates to make some cute emojis. Use a glue stick incase your foam sheets aren’t self adhesive.
3) You could also glue a craft stick to the back of the plate to create some fun emoji photo booth props. I ended up doing 10 different emojis and 3 texts – 60 plates in total, to fill out my backdrop.
I wanted my backdrop to be slightly bigger that the usual party backdrops, so I used 12 foam boards – 20*30inch (found them in store) and hot glued them together in 4 rows and 3 columns to achieve the desired dimensions.
Next up, I layed the backdrop flat on the floor and played around with the arrangement of the plates. I used an extra plate as a guide to get uniform spacing on all the four sides.
Once I was happy with the arrangement, all I did was tape the plates in place with some double sided tape.
I had 60 plates but ended up using only 56 of them. So I glued a craft stick to the back of each of the remaining plates and used them as photo props at the party. At the venue, I taped the backdrop to wall with some double sided tape and added a balloon arch around it. Take a look at the final outcome over here.
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