This post is for all my food blogger friends out there! Check out this easy DIY backdrop for your food.
P.s Don’t mind my man hands in this post..
…okay okay… caught me… it’s my boyfriend. BUT I told him what to do, so basically, this DIY was all me 😉
WE made this photo backdrop for my food posts and I am absolutely loving it. I might actually make a couple more in different colours because they come out beautifully on camera.
Here is what you will need for this food photography backdrop:
- Pine tongue and groove (three feet worth of boards)
- 1 1/2 inch piece of pine wood
- Wood glue
- Brad nailer
Here is the pine tongue and groove I used:
Step 1: Measure your backdrop out.
I kept mine small, about 3 feet wide and 4 feet long. This size fits my style of food photography best so I went with this.
Step 2: Cut your 1 1/2 inch pine into 3 feet (x 3) pieces.
These are what will hold together the tongue and groove pieces. Tongue and groove do click together but I find that having this 1 1/2 inch pine piece behind them really secures them and makes them more sturdy when taking photos.
Step 3: Apply one strip of wood glue to the 1 1/2 inch pine pieces.
To be honest, I’m not sure why Dylan did this step… but he is a carpenter so I didn’t argue. Ha!
Step 4: Line the tongue and groove pieces on top of the 1 1/2 inch pine pieces.
Step 5: Secure to them using a brad nailer.
If you don’t have a brad nailer, just use finishing nails and a hammer.
Step 5: Nikki takes over – Stain the thing!
The stain I used was MinWax wood finish in Dark Walnut.
This is actually left over stain from my DIY Farmhouse Table Transformation! I can’t believe how long this little can lasts! Still have at least half left… so many more DIYs to come!
I just used an old rag and rubbed the stain all over the board. And I only did one coat!
Let it dry for 24 hours, then your free to use it!
I love it.
Here is an example of me using it in one of my recipe posts:
So perfect! I think I am going to make one in white.. Like a rustic antiqued white. Let me know what you all think and also what yours look like!
I would love to see photos of your DIY food photography back drops. #DIYwithNikki
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