Today I’m excited to share one of my photography DIY projects. It’s a simple backdrop that just about anyone can create themselves. If you’re looking to use it as a party backdrop or just simply setting up a casual setting and using it with your iPhone, any of these options would make for a perfect picture! The total cost ended up coming to about $30, so it won’t break the bank either! I had to buy my own fabric, but if you’ve got leftover scraps around the house, or want to use vintage fabric, that will lower the cost even more!

3-4 different patterned fabrics (about 2.5 yards each)
Jute String

Once you’ve chosen your fabric, simply cut a 1 inch slit about 2 inches from the edge of the fabric. This cut will allow you to rip the remaining fabric, giving you a 7.5ft long, 2inch wide fabric strip. Continue this cut and rip technique until you have torn all of your fabric strips. Once you have your pile of fabric strips, you will now begin stringing them onto your jute string. Take one strip at a time and tie a knot around the jute string. Continue this until all fabric strips are tied onto the jute string. Sit back, and enjoy!

Since I use this backdrop for many different photography sessions, I chose a gender neutral color scheme. The fun part about this project is I can always go back and add different patterns and colors to the same backdrop. All I have to do is add more fabric, or un-tie a few knots and take away the fabric I don’t want. Super easy and versatile!


 Here are a few more photos of the final product:



And here is an example of the backdrop being used in one of my newborn sessions:


Hope y’all enjoyed today’s tutorial!

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Thank you for stopping by The Blissful Bee! I'm Amy and I'm the writer and designer behind the blog. I have a passion for interior design, fashion and simply living a stylish life. I hope you enjoy your "stay"!


  1. Super cute idea! I love the fonts you use on your pictures, too. Very fun!
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  2. WOW!! Amy that is a gorgeous backdrop!! You did a fabulous job, and I love the colors. So pretty and perfect for the infant photos! Thanks for linking up to the DIY Sunday Showcase! PINNED!

  3. So cute and you make it look so easy! I hope I can make one soon and start using it for the rest of the summer and fall!

  4. I love this idea! It can be used for so many things! Love that sweet newborn as well! So precious!

  5. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. Reply

    What a pretty backdrop with great colors! And what a darling baby!

  6. What a fantastic idea! I’m always needing photo backdrops. This is darling! Thanks so much for sharing your great idea. Happy Monday to you!

  7. Love it! And, I especially love how easy it is. I think I have the perfect spot for something like this!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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  9. Just found your blog…so many wonderful things! I LOVE this idea…thanks for sharing! I’m your newest follower! Yippppeeeee!

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