DIY Photography Backdrop Stand {No Tools Required}

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DIY Photography Backdrop Tutorial, No Tools RequiredToday I want to share with you how I made my own DIY PHOTOGRAPHY BACKDROP STAND without any tools. I know hubby would have constructed one for me but I had a light bulb moment and said I can easily turn that old ADJUSTABLE GARMENT RACK into a stand and won’t have to wait. I’m so impressed when one of my brilliant ideas comes together and actually works. 

DIY Photography Backdrop Tutorial, No Tools RequiredSo here’s what I did:

  • From my existing RACK I removed the rod from the top and the two from the bottom and replaced them with 6ft dowels from the hardware store. I wanted the rack to extend wider so this was an easy and inexpensive way to do it. (If you don’t want to go to the trouble of replacing the rods I have a link below for a RACK that extends wider and the above step can be skipped). I was just looking to use what I had on hand without purchasing something new. TIP: take the top and bottom rod with you to the hardware so you get the right size, they all look the same once you get there. 
  • Find a CARDBOARD TUBE  as wide or wider than your BACKDROP MATERIAL and tape one end to the tube, roll up the backdrop, and slide the cardboard tube over the top dowel or rod. (I used a cardboard tube from a decorator fabric bolt, you could also use the tube from a roll of wrapping paper, or a MAILING TUBE). I tend to use what I have so look around your house before buying anything. I bet you can get creative and come up with something. 
  • Voila’ in less than 5 minutes I have a ready made DIY PHOTOGRAPHY BACKDROP STAND. I really love the idea of it being on wheels so I can roll it around to where I need it. 

DIY Photography Backdrop Tutorial, No Tools RequiredYou can either keep a card table nearby to use as your surface or do like I do and use my dining room table; one less item to store that way. I can either use the table as my surface color or roll the backdrop over the table and use that. All I have to do when I’m done taking photos is roll the backdrop up and push the whole rack into my office for safekeeping. I do like the idea that’s it’s all very easy to take apart and move to an off site location if need be. I could use it for portrait photography on the go easily.  

DIY Photography Backdrop Tutorial, No Tools Required

Easy enough to make, right? Below I have a list of materials I used in making this project. You can find them all at Amazon and if you purchase through the link I will earn a small fee. 

DIY Photography Backdrop Tutorial, No Tools Required

MATERIAL LIST

ADJUSTABLE GARMENT RACK

WHITE WASHED WOOD PHOTOGRAPHY BACKDROP

CARDBOARD MAILING TUBE

ADJUSTABLE GARMENT RACK {NO DOWELS REQUIRED}

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Comments

    • says

      Thank you Tammy and the backdrop makes it so much easier to do photos. It’s hard with my dark log walls sometimes.

  1. says

    Dawn, I had no idea that the printed backgrounds were available on Amazon! Thanks for providing your link, and I will definitely use it to order a background! And I will be looking for a garment rack or something similar. Sure wish I still had my chart stand that I used in my classroom because it would work for this as well. You are a genius and I would love to see more tips like this!

  2. says

    What a great idea Dawn….I have a roll of wood plank design paper that I was going to adhere to foam core…but I love this idea!
    Love those light bulb moments!

    • says

      Wanda what perfect timing. Good for you on the cleaning project and it’s always nice to find something stored in there that’s useful and can be recycled into a new project.

  3. says

    I love this, thanks for sharing on the Bloggertunities FB page! I’ve got the rack, thanks for the link to the backdrop, it’ll be my next project ๐Ÿ™‚

    • says

      Molly thank you so much for stopping in and commenting. I hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine ๐Ÿ™‚

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