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Hi Friends! Our gigantic Nintendo Switch party backdrop quickly became the hero of Easton’s Super Mario Birthday Party. Easton always says he wishes he could be in his favorite video games so I had the idea to make this giant Switch so he could pretend he was playing inside his games. This DIY was really quite easy to assemble. Below are the step-by-step instructions if you’d like to make one too!
Step 1: Start by taping together two white foam boards.
Step 2: Then trim a two inch strip off of the top of the board.
Step 3: Next, cut a curved edge off of the top left of the board.
Step 4: Using the curve you just cut in Step 3, flip it over and use it as a guide to cut a matching curve off of the bottom left of the board. Then repeat these same steps with the second board. Only this time, be sure to cut the curved edges off of the right side.
Step 5: Now it’s time to paint the boards! The white foam board for the left side of the Nintendo Switch will be blue. The board for the right side will be painted red. Spray paint these boards and allow them to dry completely.
Step 6: Cut a piece of black fabric and glue it to the edge of the blue Switch controller. You can also use black poster board for this step if you prefer.
Step 7: Cut all of the buttons out of black poster board and attach them to the blue controller.
Step 8: Cut a second piece of black fabric and glue it to the edge of the red Switch controller. You can also use black poster board for this step if you prefer.
Step 9: Cut all of the buttons out of black poster board and attach them to the red controller.
Step 10: Using the same black fabric from steps 6 and 8, cut even strips and pin it to the video game fabric backdrop with safety pins. Then, hang the fabric backdrop to a photography backdrop frame. Next tape a cord to the back of the red and blue controllers and tie them to the photography backdrop frame. Now your DIY Nintendo Switch party backdrop is done!
To add to the look, I also cut clouds out of white foam board and added eyes to yellow mylar star balloons. I attached them to the top of the photography frame as well. I also made DIY Piranha Plants out of red paper plate chargers, white paper dots, green pool noodles and green felt. They were easy to assemble and really made a big impact!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! If you make this DIY Nintendo Switch party backdrop I’d love to see it! Please follow along on Instagram and tag me. I love connecting with all of you!
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