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DIY Coffee Filter Backdrop with Lights

July 2, 2014


Every now and then I will revamp one of my own DIY projects...
In today's This to That DIY, I'm going to show you how I turned this old Photo Gallery DIY into this AWESOME backdrop that's perfect for photography and video because it's inexpensive background lighting. Have you ever noticed that pictures taken outside tend to look consistently clearer than ones taken indoors? That's because you usually have 360 degree lighting which provides a better contrast and separates the subject (whatever you taking the picture or video of) from the background. See?

Now that your techie lesson is complete, here is the supply list, as well as where you can purchase it and a ball park estimate if you have to buy everything brand new. This list is based on how I made my backdrop and may vary depending on how you choose to make yours:

2 foam boards - $1 each (Dollar Tree)
*Keep in mind that you can leave them whole or make whatever design you want

Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks - $10 (WalMart)

Coffee Filters - $1.28 per 200 pack (WalMart)
*I used 5 packs to cover my panels which are the equivalent of 2 whole boards

100 Mini Lights - $6.99 (Hobby Lobby)
*Price excludes a 40% off coupon (which I did apply to my purchase). I only used 1 strand in this project, if yours to be brighter use 2 strands.


Please watch the instructional video above and let me know what you think.
Now get creative and have fun!




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