Tuesday, May 13, 2014

DIY Foldable White Background

diy foldable photo white background

I have been trying to figure out a way to have a white background for some of my posts (instead of the usual background I tend to always have lol) without having it take up small in my apartment. I have seen ones made of out cardboard boxes but they seem to take up space and I for one do not have any more room for yet another box. So what can I do? Use a sheet? Use construction paper? Use a white wall in the apartment? Nope I came up with a very simple, very affordable and very easy way of creating a photography backdrop for blogs, for well pretty much anything really.

Here let me show you how I made it!



I bought three white Craft Boards from Dollarama for $1.25 each.

   


 Took duck tape that I had 
(still, no white duck tape so using my leopard one

Continue to fold tape along the side of all the way down the longer side of the craft board

Now your background can open and close.

Next cut the last craft board to the same size as the smallest length.
   

 Place the craft board you just finished cutting and place it in between the two craft boards 
and duck tape the sides.
   

Here is how to make the latch (thats what I am going to call this)

Make sure you have a veltcrow pieces, I bought mine from Dollarama 
but it is at any craft and sewing places.

Take a piece of duck tape and cut to make three sections

Fold middle section

Stick one side of the feltcrow onto the middle section.

Fold the other two down

Stick the other side of the tape onto side of the craft board

Cover the exposed tape on the other side with extra tape
   

 Now you can place the other side of the feltcrow onto the other craft board side

Simple stick both sides together.

Make another latch or flap underneath the bottom craft board.

Now you are ready to take pictures!

 Great size for any project.

Here is the back view.

Close it when you are done.

Tuck it behind somewhere when you are not using it

and take it out when you need it.

I hope you have some time, I would love to hear from you. Leave a comment to say how much you enjoyed my post or even say hi, follow me on Twitter, like my Facebook page or  even subscribe. I will do the same! Have a wonderful creative day!

46 comments:

  1. This is so helpful! I've been looking to a similar solution to the "white background" question! Definitely gonna try this. :)

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    1. I am so happy that I could help you out! Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting Christina :)

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  2. This is a great idea! Will definitely make one for myself!
    Supriti Chauhan from Hooked on Homes!

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    1. Thank you so much! I am happy you enjoyed my post!

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  3. I've just started focusing more on my photography and this is a great idea! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thank you Kat, I am focusing more on my photography too. Glad I can help!

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  4. I will do this! I'm always just propping up white card and balancing it against things - not very efficient! This will be a little better! Thank you!

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    1. Your very welcome Julia! Now you don't have to prop up or balance your white card any more :)

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  5. Great DIY! I'm especially liking how you did the latch. :)

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    1. Thank you so much CJ. Have a great weekend!

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  6. Very nifty and inexpensive. Thanks for sharing this coolio tip for us "photographers". ;)

    Have a good weekend!

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    1. No problem at all. You have a good weekend as well and thank you for stopping by and commenting Bobbie.

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  7. This is really great, I even have one of these boards that I use as a background so glad I found your tutorial on 'Say G'Day Saturday'. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much Rachel for stopping by and commenting. Happy that you enjoyed this tutorial.

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  8. Awesome idea! I've been using the foam boards too, but never thought to tape them together so they can fold and unfold. That's a great way to save on space!! Thank you for sharing this with us. Pinning to the party board.

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    1. Thank you so much Marti. Happy you enjoyed my post and that you pinned it to your party board. I really appreciate it.

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  9. Hi, loved this, very useful and I especially like that you can tuck it away...I live in a small space also but I need a big enough white background for my photos. I think this will work great for me, thanks for sharing! I'm now following you on Twitter and pinning this. :)

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    1. Thank you Bernadyn, I am so happy that I could help you out with this post. I too live in a small space so I know how you feel. Happy to have a new follower, hope you continue to stop by my blog.

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  10. I really need to do this! I am forever taking pics on the kitchen floor or trying to balance crafts in front of the off white kitchen walls.

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    1. I hear yeah about having to take photos on floors and on walls. Glad that you enjoyed my post and that you are going to try it out. Hope you continue to stop by blog!

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  11. What a fabulous idea! I will have to tape my boards together so when i want to post pics to my blog and etsy the boards won't keep sliding apart!. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Your welcome Dawn, thank you for stopping by and commenting.

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  12. I love this idea - great tutorial. thanks so much for sharing this at the Friday Frenzy!

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    1. Thank you so much Danielle, for loving my post and stopping by and commenting :)

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  13. Great idea and DIY! Thanks for sharing at the party! Theresa @DearCreatives PS.Hope to see you again soon.

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    1. Thank you Theresa, you will be seeing more.

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  14. This is great! Thanks so much for sharing at the Say G'day Saturday linky party. I'm pinning this and sharing on G+ right now.

    Best wishes and hope you can say g'day again this weekend.
    Natasha in Oz

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    1. Thank you Natasha for sharing this and pinning this. Have a great weekend!

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  15. What a wonderful idea! I will have to give this a try!
    Found you at Show-licious :)
    Kim @ PinspiredHome.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Kim, have a great weekend!

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    2. Great idea. I have foldable photo boxes, but I like that I can mod podge my own backgrounds on these boards and make anything I want. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

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    3. Thank you Erlene. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  16. Great great tip! I bet this makes a big difference with the lighting. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much Nicki. Glad you liked it.

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  17. You know, it is crazy that I haven't got myself organized yet with this. OK. It goes onto my todo list. Brilliant. Thank you for linking it up with us and welcome to our parties!

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    1. Your welcome, I am so glad that you added this to your to do list.

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  18. You make this seem so simple, it makes me wonder why I didn't think of it! I read dozens of blogs but you are the first one to have a foldable photo backdrop for easy storage. You go girl!!

    Be Well,
    The Lady Kay

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    1. Aww thank you. I was looking for one too because I didn't have much space in my room. Glad this post could help :)

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  19. Thanks for sharing this on my last Fabulous Friday Party. Great Gift Ideas
    Thanks
    Maria

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  20. Thank you for stopping in and linking up with us this week on #TheWeekendSocial. We love your ideas and hope to see you again this weekend on KitchenDreaming.com. We have pinned, stumbled & shared your link across our Social Media, FB, G+ and Twitter.

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    1. Aww, Thank you Ronda, see you next week!

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  21. Love it! Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday!

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  22. Great DIY! These really do transform your images! Thanks for linking up at Found & Foraged. See you tonight at 8PM!

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