While much of the first Frozen was focused on the winter storm Elsa creates, it appears that in Frozen 2 Elsa and Anna are surrounded more with birch tree forests with an autumn feel. Recreate this updated Frozen location in your home with a DIY Birch Tree backdrop for your Frozen 2 party! See how to roll out a white paper roll and easily paint these deciduous hardwoods to transform your party space!
This woodland forest was created, shot and written about by Tara at Spot of Tea Designs.
DIY Birch Tree Backdrop Supplies
- White paper roll
- Large black paper
- Acrylic paint – black, grey
- Cardstock – oranges, reds, purples
- Scraps of cardboard
- Painter’s Tape
- Paper Plates
- Measuring Tape
Roll out your white paper roll the height of your party room (or as high as you want).
Draw different widths of trees on the full length of these white sheets.
Birch trees traditionally have horizontal lines around the bark. Pour grey paint onto a plate and spread it out. Dip a scrap of cardboard in the paint and drag the paint across the trees in a horizontal pattern.
Vary the amount of paint and pressure you use on the paper to vary the pattern and texture.
Pour black paint onto a different plate. Dip a new scrap of cardboard in the black paint and lay it on the vertical side of the tree, along your pencil lines. Pull the cardboard towards the middle to spread the paint in different patterns.
Repeat this on both vertical sides of the tree. Choose one side of the tree, the left in this case, to be thicker to help give the perception of shadowing in the forest.
Add some black horizontal lines throughout the tree to add contrast to your trees.
Once the paint dries thoroughly, cut out the tree shapes.
Draw twig shapes on the black paper.
Cut out these shapes and do your best to use all the paper as best you can.
Cut out leaves in reds, oranges and purples.
On the party day, use painter’s tape to attach the painted birch trees to your walls, then branches, then the leaves. Tip: while most trees can stand upright, some can even grow at a slight angle or even overlap.
Add the black paper branches at different heights of the trees, making them all look as if they grew upward.
Your DIY Birch Tree backdrop is now complete for your Frozen 2 party making it a great spot to strike a pose with photo props or rock a special costume! Anna and Elsa costumes are both available for the new movie!
With the leaves set in a random diagonal direction, starting low at the left and higher at the right, friends can practice their gram-worthy pictures where they “blow” the leaves upward.
Make more and put them behind your dessert table full of delicious goodies to expand your woodland wonderland vibes! Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to connect with us and keep up with our party themes and DIY projects! Oh, and check out our Pinterest to get inspired for your next party.