Fenna from Fabulous Home Sewn is here today with an awesome idea for creating an easy interchangeable DIY Photo Backdrop. I saw her post, and I immediately wanted to make one for myself. I have a great spot in my house with lots of natural light, but I’m always trying to hide what’s in the background. With this idea, I won’t have to!
In addition to this idea, you’ll love some of the other projects Fenna creates.
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Thanks, Lisa, for having me! I’m excited to share how I rigged up a photo background in my kitchen.
DIY Photo Background by Fabulous Home Sewn | Mabey She Made It | #DIY #photography #backdrop
This is my kitchen–I know, lovely. Not very photogenic.
But, it is the ONLY place in the house that has natural light thanks to some deck doors to the right.
DIY Photo Background by Fabulous Home Sewn | Mabey She Made It | #DIY #photography #backdrop
Here is a picture taken in the same place and I did not spend a lot of money for photo backgrounds.
DIY Photo Background by Fabulous Home Sewn | Mabey She Made It | #DIY #photography #backdrop
Instead, I got:
So, for less than $15 you can take great pictures inside when you don’t have a nice place to take them.
First put the hooks up onto the ceiling–as far apart as the length of your dowel. Make sure both hook openings face the same way!

 

DIY Photo Background by Fabulous Home Sewn | Mabey She Made It | #DIY #photography #backdrop
Next, attach three grommets to your fabric.
You could do buttonholes if it were normal fabric, but because it’s a vinyl type fabric, I didn’t want to weaken it with needle holes.
Tie a small piece of string in each grommet so you can slide the dowel in.

 

DIY Photo Background by Fabulous Home Sewn | Mabey She Made It | #DIY #photography #backdrop
Next, measure how much length you need to make the fabric touch the ground so there are no gaps between the fabric and the ground.
Make 2 loops of string this length, and slip those on the dowel to the inside of the small strings.

 

DIY Photo Background by Fabulous Home Sewn | Mabey She Made It | #DIY #photography #backdrop
Hang it up by these two longer strings, making sure the fabric hangs straight (this is where the dowel comes in handy!) and start taking pictures!
DIY Photo Background by Fabulous Home Sewn | Mabey She Made It | #DIY #photography #backdrop
It’s super easy to store–just roll the whole thing onto a cardboard tube so it doesn’t get any creases.
DIY Photo Background by Fabulous Home Sewn | Mabey She Made It | #DIY #photography #backdrop
And, all you’ll have left is 2 hooks in your ceiling.

 

DIY Photo Background by Fabulous Home Sewn | Mabey She Made It | #DIY #photography #backdrop
You can easily slip a different fabric onto the dowel and so change up your background!

 

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Tasha
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genius.

fenna
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thanks so much Tasha!

Chrystal @ YUM eating
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Thats a great idea! Most of my photos are done on a photography board I made myself and then I always have to use the white boards or brown craft paper to make sure I don’t get anything in the background. Now I am thinking I could do this by the bay window in the living room and move out of the kitchen.

fenna
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It’s so super easy–I was always frustrated with things in the background as well–this ‘cures’ that! :)

Jess
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This is great Fenna! I need to get mine rigged up before it gets too cold outside!

fenna
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Thanks Jess! This was the perfect ‘push’ to get them done. :)

Kimberlee
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This is a really great idea! Love your cat in the one photo! I love the wood look fabric and I am thinking that other fabrics would also work. I have used fabric for a backdrop but outdoors – not in. I need to try this – I am wondering about a different method other than hooks in ceiling as we just had our ceilings redone a couple of months ago and I hate to mess them up so soon…

fenna
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Ha my husband looked at the hooks, and gave me a funny look as well. We both do keep thinking the one is a fly :p

fenna
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Lisa, thanks for having me!!! :)

Jennifer @ Brave New Home
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Great idea! I’m gonna keep an eye out for this fabric the next time I go to Ikea.

Dorrie
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What a fabulous idea!!

Ashley @ 3 Little Greenwoods
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Whoa! That a smart solution! Instead of building a huge board to have to store, your idea is so much better.

Thanks for sharing on Show-Licious! Pinning!
~ Ashley

Irene Valle
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Hi Lisa!
I’ve bought the same fabric during my last trip to Ikea, then I stopped: how can I hang it up in a way I can easily put it away?

Thanks for giving me the answer… I had a blonde moment!!!
Irene
SergerPepper.com

Irene Valle
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ok, I’ve just re-read and I’ve seen it’s Fenna I have to thank for sharing this wisdom pearl <3
Sorry: I scan instead of reading!
Irene