How to Make a French-Themed Baby Shower Backdrop

In a few simple steps, transform an undressed window or doorway into a French-themed decorative element that stylishly welcomes the new baby into the world.
Host a French-Themed Baby Shower

Host a French-Themed Baby Shower

Throw a fabulously French-themed shower for the soon-to-be-mother of a baby girl. Bold black and white details keep all that pink from becoming overly saccharine, and fun French bites and classic baby shower games come together to create a joyful afternoon that the guest-of-honor will never forget.

Photo by: She-n-He Photography

She-n-He Photography

Materials

10 to 15 yards fabric, depending on area
ruler
pencil
scissors
tension curtain rod
'BONJOUR BEBE' letter templates (download + print: B, O, N, J, U, R, E)
8" round stencil (a plate or bowl works well)
10 sheets black card stock
craft glue
small hole punch
kitchen twine
(2) adhesive hooks

Cut Streamers

Fold fabric long ways and use a pencil and ruler to mark 2-inch sections. Consider window or doorway size, and cut long strips of fabric.

Tie Streamers

Expand curtain rod to approximate length of window or doorway, and tie streamers on. Tie streamers tightly together with knots on the same side. Cut off excess fabric sticking out from knots.

How to Make a Bonjour Bebe Backdrop

How to Make a Bonjour Bebe Backdrop

In a few simple steps, transform an undressed window or doorway into a French-themed decorative element that stylishly welcomes a new baby into the world.

Photo by: Camille Styles

Camille Styles

Cut Letters

Download and print letters for 'Bonjour Bebe' garland. Cut out the circle around each letter.

How to Make a Bonjour Bebe Backdrop

How to Make a Bonjour Bebe Backdrop

In a few simple steps, transform an undressed window or doorway into a French-themed decorative element that stylishly welcomes a new baby into the world.

Photo by: Camille Styles

Camille Styles

Glue Letters

Trace 8-inch bowl or plate onto black card stock and cut out. Center and glue letter circle onto a black circle.

How to Make a Bonjour Bebe Backdrop

How to Make a Bonjour Bebe Backdrop

In a few simple steps, transform an undressed window or doorway into a French-themed decorative element that stylishly welcomes a new baby into the world.

Photo by: Camille Styles

Camille Styles

Punch Holes

Use a small hole punch to create holes on the right and left of the circle.

String Letters + Hang

Secure curtain rod in the top of window sill or doorway, and place a hook on either side at desired height. Measure a piece of twine across hooks allowing a slight drape and cut. Measure a second piece of twine across hooks allowing a greater drape and cut. String 'Bonjour' letters onto a short piece of twine, and string 'Bebe' letters onto a long piece of twine. Tie the ends of both garlands onto hooks and slide letters to the center.

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