DIY Photo Backdrop with Paper Flowers

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Supplies:

  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • 3 Rolls Scotch Banner Paper, 30 inch x 15 feet, White (I got mine from Michaels for around $3 each)
  • Scotch Tape
  • Packaging Tape
  • General Purpose Spray Adhesive
  • 20-30 Pieces of 20×30 White Poster Board Sheets (I bought 2 packs of the 10 count packs at Michaels but probably could have used a few more sheets if I had the time to make more flowers.)
  • Background Support System (I have this one from Cowboy Studio.)
  • Clamps to hold up background. I have these ones and also some I’ve got at Home Depot before that are almost exactly the same.

How to Assemble Backdrop:

  1. Draw flowers & flower centers onto poster board. The larger flowers (which will be most of what you make) will need almost all of a single sheet of poster board. You can use a separate single sheet of poster board to draw several of the flower centers.
  2. Cut out flowers and flower centers.
  3. Glue flower centers onto flowers and curl edges of flowers by rolling the petals toward the center.
  4. Lay out 4 rows of the banner paper on a large and clean flat surface. Each row being 7-7 1/2 feet long. *Try to keep paper as flat and winkle free as possible when handling.*
  5. Tape the 4 rows of banner paper together to create one large piece.
  6. With the banner paper still laid out on your clean flat surface use the packaging tape to attach flowers to the banner paper.
  7. Using clamps & a helper lift your assembled backdrop and attach to your stands.

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Pursuit 31 – sweet time with new friends

I had such a fun time at the my first Pursuit 31 meetup this month. For this meetup we did some book crafting using old books. A group of us walked over to The Last Book Store to buy some old books for our craft and it was so neat walking around that place. I could have spent hours in there just browsing through old books!

Back at Lukas & Suzy’s¬†studio we made paper flowers, light switch plates and journals from our old books. We of course did a lot of chatting about business and personal stuff. That’s what we girls do best right? I so enjoyed being with ladies who love photography and desire to bring glory to God through their business and home. Having something so important to you in common with others gives an instant connection and friendship. I’m excited for these new friendships and future Pursuit 31 meetups.

If you are a photographer and would like to know more about these meetups check out the Pursuit 31 website to find a meetup near you. To find out more about the LA Meetup group head over to Lukas and Suzy’s blog.

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