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DIY Creative Photo Backdrops

Here are a collection of my favorite ideas for Creative Photo Backdrops.
I enjoy photography and love to photograph family & friends. I photograph all our business jewelry and the models wearing my designer pieces. But I have been looking for more creative ideas. Here are a few.

I've also set up a Pinterest board that includes all of the backdrops features in this post

1.)Light it UP!
Drape your lights lengthwise down the window for an illuminating effect.

2.)Country Comfort
A Fabric Strip Backdrop   http://www.myloveofstyle.com/2013/06/27/diy-fabric-garland-backdrop/

With the fabric strips you can use any number of color combinations or just a solid color mixed with multiple shades of that color.

3.)Western Woodlook
patterned butcher paper from Hobby Lobby
For a Rustic Photo Back drop, you can use butcher paper. If you add strips, taping the back sides together or onto poster board, it will keep longer.

4.)Billowy Curtains
Using lace Curtains is an inexpensive way to re-purpose curtains that have been cut to different sizes.

Finding curtains at your local thrift shop, Salvation Army, Good Will, or Habitat For Humanity Re-Store is a great way to find a thrifty deal and have a great back drop for your photos!

There is no limit to just one color. Use burlap, denim, check, patterned curtains that will go with the style of the scene you will be creating. The ideas are limitless!

5.)Beautiful Balloons
Great idea for New Years, Wedding, Bridal Shower or a Special Anniversary!  http://www.confettiprints.com/2012/07/19/inspire-diy-balloon-backdrop/
This beautiful layout is by Holly McInnis of Confetti Prints.com
Check the party supply stores for colored balloons of all shapes and sizes!  I even found character balloons for children's birthdays!

6.) A Chair & Colorful Back drop
This would be a great way to set up for a child, disabled or an elderly person. A place to sit is a great idea for those of us who need it now and again!

7.) Giant Flowers

diy project: giant paper flowers from ruche

I would love to do this with my grandchildren for Spring/Easter photos!  The pastels and flowers are perfect. Follow the directions in the link above. And enjoy!

7.) Marshmallow Snow


Here this is used for a wedding, but I can see it as a Christmas Theme with a tree, presents & Santa Hat.

This is a lovely idea!

8.) Outdoor Scenery

When my children were little, I use to photograph them outdoor all the time. It is a great backdrop and free!
9.) Flowers & Antiques
(photo by)     http://www.teresaleticia.com/c-roma.html#!como-comprar/c14jv 
 This is a beautiful backdrop! Love the colors and the little model is adorable!

And last, but surly not least favorite.

And to finish this blog off right, I have added a link to

"7 Tips to Beautiful Family Pictures" by

 and a link to more backdrops that I did not feature here, but are Well Worth the look!!

 Cool "Photo Booth" for your next party! by  Curbly


So yes, it can be do it yourself and look fabulous! Enjoy all the photos, ideas & link credits!


Blessings to You!


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