I am constantly inundated with messages about the beautiful marble surface in my house. You might have seen it, as it crops up a lot in my blog photos, particularly ones of products.

But, what if i told you that the marble surface is actually fake?

In fact, it is a DIY photo backdrop that I created just for blog photos. It’s small, easy to store and I can pull it out whenever I need to. Whether it is for flat lay photos, product photos or tutorial videos, like the one posted below.

Want to find out how you can create this DIY photo backdrop for your blog?

Diy photo backdrop for bloggers

It might come as a shock to some, but lots of bloggers who take gorgeous flat lays, don’t actually live in these beautifully pristine houses with immaculate surfaces and walls. In fact, a lot of us fake it so that we can showcase our favourite and most loved products in the best way.

When doing product reviews, I always work with brands and business’ that I really, really love and I want my readers to love them as well. I want to show off their items, but if I took a picture on my old ratty coffee table, you probably wouldn’t look twice at it. Yet, as soon as its on luxurious marble surface or something similar, it looks great.

Lots of bloggers are buying these huge photo backdrops from a variety of places. They’re expensive and not very easy to store. You might know the ones I mean.

But, I have found a way to make a super cheap diy photo backdrop for bloggers, that can be modified to any size or shape that is suitable for you.

For the full tutorial, watch the youtube video below.

You Will Need:

  • Sticky back plastic in any colour or design
  • Scissors
  • A box or surface

Diy photo backdrop for bloggers


Simply cut the sticky back plastic to size. Then, peel off the back of the plastic and begin to cover your box or surface.

To get rid of those pesky little bubbles and lines, simply get a credit, ruler or any other flat item and rub them out. When your backdrop is done, simply enjoy taking beautiful photos.

My favourite sticky back plastic design is the marble one. It looks really luxurious and being neutral allows for colourful products to pop against it. Other favourites are the faux wood effects and vibrant colours such as pink. These are great for taking photos of darker objects.

So, what do you think of our DIY photo backdrop for bloggers? Will you be making this? Let us know in the comments below.



  1. robin masshole mommy
    January 10, 2017 / 11:49 am

    That is a great idea. I bought some off Etsy, but they are getting old and need to be replaced. I will have to try this.

  2. January 10, 2017 / 12:29 pm

    I actually have a huge marble slab that I use in some of my blog photos. Wish I had seen this first – that thing is heavy and hard to store.

  3. January 10, 2017 / 2:22 pm

    I love the fact that you use a marble backdrop for this tutorial! It’s one of my favorite backgrounds.

  4. Kathy Myers
    January 10, 2017 / 3:16 pm

    What an awesome idea. This is so cool, I am going to try it. Thanks for sharing! I would have never realized it wasn’t real.

  5. Pam Wattenbarger
    January 10, 2017 / 7:23 pm

    This is a super cute backdrop. I have been meaning to make more backdrops for my photos! Having the right backdrop can make or break a photo.

  6. January 10, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    The marble sticky back plastic looks great…in fact, it looks like marble. Do you know if Michael’s Crafts has it?

  7. January 10, 2017 / 10:45 pm

    I’m always looking for cheap, beautiful backdrops. I lvoe the way this came out. It’s such a smart, clever idea. Totally will try it.

  8. January 11, 2017 / 3:03 am

    I haven’t used a backdrop for my images. This is a great idea if I can find the space in my home! Thanks for sharing!

  9. January 11, 2017 / 3:36 am

    I just love this DIY. As a blogger and Instagrammer it is always hard to come up with a bright and unique back drop but your hints definitely help. The material you used looks just like my kitchen counters.

  10. Rebecca Swenor
    January 11, 2017 / 7:13 am

    This is a great DIY photo backdrop for bloggers. I am not a blogger but I would literally do this for sure. It looks real and it is a great way to save money. Thanks for sharing the tutor.

  11. michele d
    January 11, 2017 / 1:48 pm

    Contact paper works like a charm. I use it a lot in my food photos. Simple and easy!

  12. Dee
    January 11, 2017 / 2:34 pm

    This is such a great idea, its a way to make it cost effective so it doesn’t break the bank. I am going to have to try it out myself.

  13. January 11, 2017 / 2:46 pm

    This is great, I didn’t know you could get sticky back plastic in designs like that! Fab x

  14. January 11, 2017 / 3:07 pm

    This is so awesome! I use scrapbook backgrounds as backdrops for my photos sometimes!

  15. January 11, 2017 / 3:10 pm

    Great demo, I always struggle with the backdrop when taking photos at home. So thank you for this!

  16. January 13, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    what a great idea and i love your tutorial. i am gonna have to try this

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