I absolutely love crafting! I love taking cheap objects or “trash” and making something amazing with them. Here’s one of them that I hope you’ll find useful!
I do apologize in advance for the potato photos. It decided to get dark and cloudy and start down-pouring while I was making this. Thanks England.
Mini Photo Backdrop (2 versions)
Pictured above is the first version in which I used contact paper and made it so it does NOT fold. The second version DOES fold and allows you to use whatever scrapbook paper suits your photoshoot. As most of my projects go–food or craft–feel free to add your own spin to it!
What you need:
- foam board (at least 12×24″)
- box/utility knife
- scrap paper
- glue stick or Mod Podge
- scissors (probably)
- contact paper
- scrapbook paper
Now FLIP! Use a candle, water bottle or whatever you have handy to hold boards in place as you work.
Looking good! You should be able to flip it upright and it should stand up by itself. Some gentle wiggling and stern looks may be necessary.
Now for the fun part! Let’s do version 1 first.
Carefully peel back half of the backing paper. Line up edges so you have just enough overhang to fold contact paper over the edges later.
Remove remaining backing paper and finish applying to that board. Flip so the other board is on the bottom and repeat, but this time use the hinged edge as your “middle” starting point so you don’t get wrinkles!
Technically you could use two pieces to make this, but you wouldn’t get the same seamless edge, which I love for photos. You do you if this is too tricky though!
Next, fold over the edges, making sure to make small cuts around the string and corner.
Aaaaand you’re pretty much done! Use a little extra tape to hold the contact paper to the back if you need to.
Back to version 2! Keep in mind that this is my original that I made months ago, so I don’t have step-by-step photos.
Have fun! I decided to make a second one of these with contact paper so I could use it for foodie things. I don’t want to ruin my scrapbook paper with food!
Let me know what you think of this tutorial (photo quality aside). I know I have a somewhat sporadic creative style that sometimes makes it difficult to explain step-by-step. Comment below if you need any clarification!
That’s all for now! I’ll take some better photos with this backdrop for my BONUS post this week that I’ll be posting Friday. Stay tuned!