I love photography. For the past 10 years I have been honing my photography skills and have enjoyed capturing the personalities of people. I have also found that you don’t need some elaborate set up to take a good picture. Three things are essential: natural lighting, a willing model (or a well bribed one), and an awesome background/location.
Today, I want to share with you how I make a simple photo backdrop using large boxes, wrapping paper, burlap, and some holiday embellishments.
I found two large boxes in the packaging department at Walmart and I cut them so they lay flat. After laying them end to end, I taped the boxes together with packing to create the base of the backdrop. Now to decorate it.
Using some wood-like wrapping paper and spray adhesive, I covered the boxes and made simple photo background. However, this particular backdrop is for a Christmas Photo Booth. So I need to adorn it with some Christmas accessories.
Using some burlap from BURLAPFABRIC.com, I created a bunched garland. I draped the burlap along the top of the backdrop and bunched it in three places with some ribbon. I added a Christmas garland and some poinsettias to the burlap.
One of the most important things about photographing an event (like a Christmas party) is the date. I take group pictures at our family parties and I have done it so often that dates seem to run together. The best remedy for that is to include the year of the party on the photo booth backdrop.I sewed some paper triangles some burlap banner pieces and strung them together. Once I attached it the backdrop with pins, I added the year using large white stickers. Didn’t the whole thing turn out wonderful?
A backdrop for photography and just for a fun piece at your next party, is so fun and easy to make and adds a great amount of interest to any photo.
Check out this one I made for a Halloween Party with the large boxes from Walmart, a couple of old books from the thrift store and some black paint.
A special thanks to BURLAPFABRIC.com, for sponsoring this post and providing the burlap accessories for this project. They are lovely to work with and have way more than just burlap to choose from. I think I will get some bull denim fabric to sew a nifty bag. Check out their website and be inspired!