Several months ago, I shared how I created a white backdrop for my photos.
I am still using that white backdrop made of fabric and posterboard, but I have now added a few other backdrops that I use for the floor of my photos as well.
If you are a blogger and/or photographer that may be starting out, you may not have a lot of cash to purchase the nice vinyl backdrops. I have looked several times and almost purchased a couple, but I just couldn’t spend that much money on something I could create myself.
I am not a professional photographer, so DIY backdrops work just fine for me.
Right now, I use 3 main backdrop types that I wanted to share with y’all.
#1: White Posterboard
If I need a backdrop that isn’t busy and is a solid color, I usually go with a plain white foam board. They are very inexpensive. I purchased the Ross foam boards from Wal-Mart for $0.88 each.
#2: Posterboard Covered with Adhesive Shelf Liner
To get a dark wood look on the floor of my photos, I purchased the dark wood color shelf and drawer liner by Con-Tact at The Dollar Tree. I only needed one roll and I had some left over after I covered the entire board.
Side note: Make sure you squeeze out the air bubbles as you are applying the liner.
The foam board is another $0.88 one from Wal-Mart. You can find them in the school supply department.
I wanted to show two different types of adhesive shelf liners. The first was a dark wood color and this one is a marble print.
I purchased this huge roll of peel & stick laminate from Lowe’s for only $6.00 (I couldn’t find it online). This one roll is going to last me a long time. It has enough for many boards!
By far, my favorite backdrop is a piece of fabric. I have several that I use for backdrops and I am always on the lookout for additional prints. Sometimes, I even turn the fabric over when I need a more subtle look.
My latest fabric purchase was the baby blue and white trellis type of print. I purchased a yard at Wal-Mart for $3.47.
To make it smooth, I usually lay the fabric on top of a piece of foam board.
I know it isn’t much, but these inexpensive backdrops do the job and if something happens to them, I am not upset. It doesn’t cost much at all to recreate them.