Faux Wood Paper Photo backdrop

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This here is my Chuck, ok…my Charlie ( really my Charlotte but she doesn’t really know that!) She’s pretty darn cute but I have to be honest…that faux wood backdrop makes her look even better! Photo backdrops can create a darling setting for capturing a great photo! They add a cohesive element to a picture and make your subject the real center of attention!

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This particular backdrop is perfect for creating a true backdrop or floor prop in this case! Butted up to a wall, you can create a different look. Place it up against any painted wall in your house to get the look you want!

longThis backdrop is so easy to create and for about $15 you too can have this prop on hand for taking great pictures of your kids or for staging photos of projects you’ve created.

I found the 4′x12′ roll of Faux Wood paper at my local Hobby Lobby. It’s in the same section as the poster board. It was $8.99 for the roll but I used my 40% off coupon so it was under $6. I’ve been holding onto my 4′x4′ piece of wood in my garage for 3 years! I know! I know! Finally I had the perfect use for it! It was under $10 at Home Depot and is 1/4″ thick.

I used my 3M spray adhesive to attach it to my wood and then trimmed off the edge.


$15 and less then 10 minutes later I have the perfect prop. I store it behind my fabric hutch and pull it out when needed. I love that it’s hard and durable and you can walk on it without damaging the paper. I left the other side blank and am on the hunt for either more paper or vinyl table clothe fabric that I can interchange for a different look! The possibilities are endless.





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    Genius! I love it to pieces Becca!

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    Love this idea! I just bought one of those faux backdrops off of a deal site that I’m excited to get, but this is a great alternative :)


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    I thought that was real wood. You have an adorable model!

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    Darling! I’m totally going to have to copy you this is a great ideas!

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    I’m so glad you posted this! I’ve been looking into small vinyl backdrops to use when photographing stuff for my Etsy shop but this looks like it would be much cheaper, and I can make it much smaller. I never would have thought to look for wood paper like that, so thanks for the heads up!

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    Love this!!! And she is soo stinkin cute!! :)

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    Go Becca!!!!

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    Hi. I would love to learn residdntial carpentry. I live in brooklyn and my dream is fo renovate homes.
    How can i get experience to get myself started?.

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    Wow – great idea – I am always struggling with crinkly backdrops – simple and effective.


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