Take foil baking cups, fold them in half, glue them together in staggered rows, and you get…

…fish scales! Or, since these are pink, aqua, and gold, mermaid scales! Isn’t that the cutest (and easiest) idea for mermaid party backdrop?

For an under the sea party, you could just switch out the girlie colors for blues and greens; for a goldfish party, you could use blue and orange or gold. And of course if you just like this look you could use it with any theme – the idea is so versatile!

This foil cup backdrop idea is courtesy of Hey Look, a super-stylish design group based in Finland. You can check out their original blog post (and also ideas for a matching foil cup garland and how to use foil cups for gift wrapping) right here.

Reposted with permission from Michaela and Lotta of Hey Look (website, blog). Thank you, ladies!