DIY Fun Photo Backdrop!

DIY Fun Photo Backdrop!

Posted by DecoArt on Jul 28th 2020

Make these super fun crazy hardos to create your own photo backdrops with Americana® Acrylics, Enchanted™ and Galaxy Glitter™!


    • scissors
    • foam core board
    • medium flat brush
    • medium round brush
    • 1 sheet white cardstock
    • exacto knife
    • •pencil



    This is a fun way to participate in a group art activity from a distance! Make your own HairDo and post online using the hashtag #hairdoityourself and check out everyone's creations.

    Use one 20" x 30" foam core board for each hairdo.

    1. Start with foam core board big enough to fit your hairdo design.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Print and cut out the face template provided or measure your own face and make a template.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Decide which orientation (vertical or horizontal) fits your hairdo design idea. For longer styles, place face template closer to the top of the vertically placed foam core board.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. For wider styles, use foam core board horizontally and place face template in center.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Trace your face template onto boards.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Draw your hairdo idea and add a fun crown!
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Choose colors and gather materials.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Paint on first hair color with Vivid Violet. Also, paint crown with Vivid Violet. Paint other strands of hair with Pineapple and Bahama Blue.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Mix 1:1 ratio of Texture Sand Paste and Vivid Violet. Paint onto crown. Let dry completely.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Using a fan brush, paint on Ultraviolet Galaxy Glitter. Allow to dry completely.
    20. Instruction #10
    21. Add a small amount of Snow White each paint color used: Vivid Violet, Pineapple and Bahama Blue. Paint highlights onto hair strands. Allow to dry completely.
    22. Instruction #11
    23. Paint on Gold Enchanted Shimmer to yellow color.
    24. Instruction #12
    25. Next, paint on Magenta Enchanted to violet color. Last, paint Turquoise Enchanted onto blue strands. Allow to dry.
    26. Instruction #13
    27. Using an exacto knife, cut out hairdo.
    28. Instruction #14
    29. For the next hairdo, draw braids and add ears.
    30. Instruction #15
    31. Gather Enchanted Shimmer colors: Blue, Green, Violet and Gold. Tip: Label your palette for each color to minimize confusion of Enchanted Shimmer paints.
    32. Instruction #16
    33. Using a flat paint brush, paint your hairdo with Ultra black.
    34. Instruction #17
    35. Paint entire hairdo with Ultra Black and allow to dry.
    36. Instruction #18
    37. Paint ears and details with Gold Enchanted Shimmer.
    38. Instruction #19
    39. Paint on Blue and Green Enchanted Shimmers to create colorful braids.
    40. Instruction #20
    41. Next, paint Violet Enchanted Shimmer onto braids.
    42. Instruction #21
    43. Paint Gold strands onto braids.
    44. Instruction #22
    45. Once dry, paint Ultra Black onto braids for crisp details.
    46. Instruction #23
    47. Using an exacto knife, cut out the hairdo.
    48. Instruction #24
    49. Draw a curly hairdo onto board.
    50. Instruction #25
    51. Gather paints for hair.
    52. Instruction #26
    53. Paint on Georgia Clay Americana Acrylic paint with an oval brush.
    54. Instruction #27
    55. Once dry, paint more detailed curls with Traditional Burnt Sienna Americana Acrylic.
    56. Instruction #28
    57. For depth, paint Dark Chocolate Americana Acrylic into areas around curls.
    58. Instruction #29
    59. Add small amount of Pineapple Americana Acrylic to Georgia Clay to create highlighted curls.
    60. Instruction #30
    61. Cut leaves and flowers out of white card stock.
    62. Instruction #31
    63. Using Decoart Matte Decoupage, attach leaves and flowers to hairdo. Allow to dry.
    64. Instruction #32
    65. Paint Eucalyptus Leaf, Matcha Green and Mermaid Tail Americana Acrylics onto leaves.
    66. Instruction #33
    67. Paint flowers with Carousel Pink, Vivid Violet, Pineapple Snow White and Bahama Blue. Once dry, brush on White Enchanted Shimmer for a shimmery finish. Lastly, cut out curly hairdo with an exacto knife.
    68. Instruction #34
    69. The possibilities are endless to make hairdos for fun photo props! Use #hairdoityourself on social media to share in the fun with friends!
    70. Instruction #35


    Cut Out For Face Template
    Hairdo Ideas
    Template For Hairdo Extras