Pipe and drape backdrops provide an easy way to add a touch of class and visual appeal to photoshoots, school events, and other special occasions. In order to achieve the remarkable results your event deserves, you need to learn how to put up a pipe and drape backdrop the right way. Don’t worry—setting up these backdrops is incredibly easy once you know where everything goes. This guide will walk you through the process in a clear, concise way.
Know Your Distance
First, take your two bases and place them at the distance you need to cover a specific area. The distance between the two bases will match the length of your crossbar, or support rod. If you’re setting up a 6ft crossbar, that’s how far apart your bases need to be. Once you have the bases in place, you can insert the base pin.
Connecting the Bases To the Base Pins
Find your base pin and remove the screw from the bottom of it. Push the screw through the bottom of the base, with the head of the screw sitting snug against the flat section of the base, as opposed to the raised section. When installing the screw, place it inside the center hole of the base. This will make it just as stable as it is stunning to look at. However, using the other holes when necessary will also provide the drapes with suitable support if you have a rubber base weight to help out.
Next, with the raised section facing upward, begin screwing the base pin into the base. Carry out these tasks for both bases, not just one.
Connecting the Base Pins To the Uprights
Now, find both your uprights and slide them onto their respective bases. Be wary of which end is facing upward because that’ll be detrimental to placing the crossbar. On one end of both uprights, you’ll spot a series of slots. The purpose of these slots is to attach to the crossbar, so make sure they’re on the upper end of the upright when you slide them onto the base pins.
The Grand Finale
When the uprights are in place, gather your drape panel and crossbar. Locate the pole-shaped pocket on the drape panel and slide the crossbar into it. Once the crossbar is inside the drape panel, you can finally hook the crossbar onto the uprights. The crossbar has two hooks on each end, which you’ll slide into an opening at the top of each upright.
Before celebrating too early, inspect the set up to make sure it looks as striking as it should. If you need to make adjustments to the fullness, height, or other factors, now is the time to do so. If you don’t need to make any adjustments, your backdrop is ready to serve as a brilliant addition to your venue for the evening. Now that you know how to put up a pipe and drape backdrop, you can use a backdrop kit to add a brilliant texture and atmosphere to any event you plan in the future.