A few cheap ideas for photography backdrops involve hanging tinsel, crepe paper, wrapping paper, newspaper or shower curtains. Other ideas include spray paint, fake foliage and Christmas lights.Continue Reading
Purchase tinsel or garland streamers from a party store, stringing them together in alternating colors or materials to create a unique backdrop pattern. You can also hang crepe paper streamers or tape them to the wall to drape down to the floor. Wrapping paper taped to the wall or a foam core is ideal for Christmas, a birthday or another festive event, and arranged newspaper creates a grungy look without distracting from the subject. A shower curtain from the bath section of a home goods store is another alternative.
After using a base of newspaper, crepe paper or another material, add a personal touch with a spray paint design. For an inexpensive fake flower or foliage backdrop, visit a craft store at the end of the season to find pieces on sale. Another option is to string mini holiday lights on a backdrop frame, throwing them out of focus for photos to create a bokeh effect. When searching for a backing for attaching foliage, crepe paper or other materials, consider using chicken wire or another inexpensive fencing option.Learn more about Photography