Sunday, June 2, 2013

DIY // Rustic Food Photography Backdrops

Food photography, as of late, has become one of my favorite things to do! I love creating some delicious food and then figuring out new ways to photograph it and make it look oh-so-tasty! Buying new props is always so fun, but my latest adventure is in making some pretty wooden backdrops, here's how I did it in two easy steps!
 You'll Need: Wood, sponge brush, some paint and sandpaper (I used the fine stuff)
 Step One: Paint your board! I used a mix of blue and white to get some contrast. Let it dry completely. Once that side is dry, you can paint the other side! I chose to do a light coat of white.
Step Two: Once its dry, give it a good sandpaper treatment all over and in more areas than others to create a bit of a vintage, worn out look!
Then take super pretty photos of food and marvel at your new backdrop!


  1. lovely!
    I would love to know some food photography tips. On the angles, lighting, etc.. :D

  2. Genius! What a great backdrop. :)

  3. I love that turquoise colour - so perfect for photos!
    Thanks for sharing!


  4. Love this so much I am trying to take better pics so you know I have to try this , thanks for sharing.

    Meghan Silva's Blog

  5. This is such a great idea! I'm usually at a loss for creative props and tend to hunt through charity shops to find things rustic and unusual, and I never thought of DIY. I' going to give it a go!
    x eva

  6. I've made backdrops like this before, but te blue and texture of this one is just amazing!!

  7. You are brilliant. I love this! :)

    xo. Mandy

  8. YES. I have been making lots of food lately, and a backdrop is just what I need to make my photos better! Thanks for sharing!

    Thanks for visiting Infinite Style!

    Juliette Laura

  9. Such a pretty color for a backdrop-I'd like it on my wall :)
    Jana@333 Days of Hand Lettering

  10. Perfect timing! We just took our fence down and I'm waiting for my husband to build me several table tops for my website. Now I know how to paint them! Thanks!

  11. This is such a good idea! I've got so many bright colours around my house and it's always such a mess that can never find a background which can make the item/food pop! I'll be creating these very soon though! Thank you!

    Kate, xoxo


  12. That's a pretty awesome idea! Love the blue and green together :)

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