Need a backdrop for your food photography? Learn how to DIY painted backdrop!
I’ve been googling affordable backdrops ever since I began my blogging journey. When I did sponsored posts on Instagram I wanted a nice backdrop when showcasing product.
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I finally found one of those faux fur rugs and couldn’t believe how much it was. And the same for food backdrops! I was on Amazon aimlessly searching… I came across some cheap ones but bad reviews. The good ones were well over $80!
I’m a novice blogger, I can’t afford that!!
So, I started researching and found that some other foodie bloggers were making their own backdrops… and let me tell you they come out just as amazing as the expensive ones.
Granted the one I make isn’t waterproof but that’s not a deal breaker for me.
You Can Make Your Own Backdrop for $30!
Anyways, you can make yourself a double sided painted food photography backdrop for under $30.
Yes, you read correctly. Under $30.
It doesn’t take that long either! I did both sides in under 30 minutes (just need to let the first side dry).
What You’ll Need for DIY Painted Backdrop:
- Plywood (local hardware store will have it)
- 3 – 4 Paint Samples (your choice, I got mine at Lowe’s)
- Brown craft paper or newspaper (so you don’t get paint everywhere)
We went to Lowe’s down the street from our house. I snagged a couple paint samples since we already had a gray color from re-doing our walls. They were an ugly sea green color – yuck.
They’re about $3 to $4 a can!