Though I had an idea for the photo booth backdrop a long time ago, it took awhile for Sparky and I to get around to constructing it.
The first thing we did was to find a construction that we agreed on. Most of the backdrops used the PVC frame with feet but Sparky was worried about the stability and durability of that frame. I kept searching and eventually found this tutorial. When I sent it to Sparky he deemed it the best plan he’d seen and we set to work re-creating it.
Measure how thick your elbow is compared to your curtain rod and add electrical tape around the rod until you have a tight fit. You aren’t going to attach the rod to the elbow yet, though.
Add the rubber cane fit to the end of your PVC rod and fit the other side of the rod into the elbow.
Now you’re going to thread the curtains onto the rod. This step is pretty self-explanatory, but I took a picture anyway.
Now you’ll fit the curtain rod into the elbows. Once this is done, you can lean your backdrop against your surface (and adjust the legs to get the height you want).
Now the complicated part. This was definitely much easier with two people. You’re going to take your string lights and pin them at your desired spacing. The Ikea curtains had spacing already sewn in so we used the markers as our guide.
Why yes, this was rather precarious!
At this point you’re done! You’ll probably end up adjusting your pins to make sure everything looks like how you want.
Once we got around to putting everything together, it really didn’t take us that long. Maybe about an hour start to finish to construct, add lights, and then roll up for storage. (We covered it with garbage bags, too, since black dog fur + white curtains are not exactly friends).
Any projects that you put off?