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.
Thanks, Lisa, for having me! I’m excited to share how I rigged up a photo background in my kitchen.
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.
Here is a picture taken in the same place and I did not spend a lot of money for photo backgrounds.
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!
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.
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.
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!
It’s super easy to store–just roll the whole thing onto a cardboard tube so it doesn’t get any creases.
And, all you’ll have left is 2 hooks in your ceiling.
You can easily slip a different fabric onto the dowel and so change up your background!