Today 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.
- 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.
You 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.
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.