How to make a Boxwood Backdrop

The Boxwood backdrop was so fun to put together for my sisters Bachelorette party and the perfect photo booth opportunity. I saw a lot of options on Pinterest and decided to make my own.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how I put a Boxwood backdrop together:

1. Order Supplies

To start you’ll need to order the supplies. I ordered the supplies on Amazon and then went to Lowes to get the PVC pipe.

  • Boxwood
    • Option 1: Boxwood set
      • If you use this option it’s cheaper, but you’ll need different dimensions for the frame. Start by measuring so you know what size you need.
    • Option 2: 4 Pieces of Artifical boxwood
      • This is the option I ordered. Sometimes it’s out of stock so I linked more options below.

Five: 10-foot pipes that are 1-1/4″ thick
Four: T connectors
Four: caps
Two: elbows

More Boxwood options:

2. Cut the PVC pipe

At Lowe’s, I bought 5 pieces of 10ft long PVC pipe and then cut them to the lengths shown below. I was glad I made the frame out of PVC because it allowed me to break it down and put it in the back of my car versus making the frame out of wood and then needing a truck to drive it to the event.

Cut  5 pieces of 10ft long PVC pipe into:
Two 80″ pieces
Four 40″ pieces
Two 12″ pieces
Two 18″ pieces

Boxwood backdrop

boxwood backdrop

3. Attach the boxwood to the PVC frame

Once you have the PVC cut with a saw you can piece it together. Then layout the boxwood and snap it together. Get a ladder to attach the boxwood to the PVC with zip ties. If you have any questions about how to put this together send me an email at I’d love to help you make your boxwood backdrop! If you don’t have zip ties you can also screw nails into the PVC and then hang the boxwood from the nails.


4. Add Decorations

Next, attach the “Love” Balloon and Flower garlands or any other decorations you have. Seriously, this boxwood backdrop was a hit at my sister’s bachelorette party!


Comment below if you have any questions on how to make one or have your own variation. It was nice to make the frame out of PVC so I could break it into smaller pieces to fit in my car for the drive to Austin,TX.

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Update: since the Bachelorette party I re-used the artificial boxwood and added it to my fence. I love it!


Boxwood backdrop

Boxwood backdrop

Artificial boxwood

3 Replies to “How to make a Boxwood Backdrop”

    1. Hi Tina, do you know if the boxwood you rented has a grated back? the one I used has openings and allows you to stick decorations through.

      If the paper roses have a short stem you should be able to attach them by looping through the plastic backing.

      I hope this helps!

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