I've been looking for a solution to my backdrop issue for a while now. The need for which is revisited every time a new craft is produced for my little Etsy shop, and I finally decided it was time to do something about this.

Some time ago I was greatly inspired by the larger version which is mounted to a table and although portable doesn't fit in my small apartment and doesn't do well with my traveling lifestyle. I found it was just too big, too expensive and I couldn't pack it in my bag for traveling. I aimed for something cheaper, smaller and more portable, and was able to come up with this one, which fits all the criteria: Small, portable, easy set up, reusable, and cheap or common materials.

I now introduce The Mini DIY Photography Backdrop (sets up in under 2 minutes).

The original Instructable can be found here: 

Step 1: Materials

Things you will need that are either cheap or sitting around the house:

1 Plastic hanger
Fax Paper rolls
Thumb tacks (3 - 4)
Saw (or cutting tool to sever the hanger)
Exacto Knife or craft knife (for detail work on the hanger)
Hammer (optional. This is for breaking the tack into pieces, so a rock or heavy stapler could work too)
Candle & lighter
Glue (Craft glue / crazy glue / gorilla glue etc...)

<p>I have one thing to say. DON'T BLINK! :D</p>
<p>This is a fabulous idea. Doesn't the camera pick up the paper towel texture?</p><p>BTW: nice photography in the 'ible itself.</p>
<p>Actually, if you read the list of materials, he was using FAX paper, not paper towels. So no, there should not be any textures to pick up.</p>
What a grand idea! I am going to do this also. Thanks for sharing and do have a splendorous day! <br>sunshiine
Genius in its simplicity.
I've been looking for a good backdrop too.
Hope this one helps with ideas! :)

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