I was asked to do a backdrop for a teen girl’s mermaid birthday party. I knew I didn’t want it to be too cartoonish since it was for teenagers so I just went with different shades of teals and created something they could all take selfies (because we know teens LOVE selfies) in front of and I also included lots of props they could use for picture taking. I wanted to create something special for the birthday girl so I decided to make a matching mermaid head piece that they could use with the backdrop.
I used standard pvc pipe to build the base and then used thousands (or so it seemed) pieces of fabric ribbon and curling ribbon to create the base. I then finished it with paper flowers and fans, white lights, starfish and a net.