Recently I’ve been looking for better backdrops to be able to take craft/food/whatever photos on and while digging through a cupboard I found a tea tray that I bought when we first moved here. Unfortunately it wasn’t a colour or design that would work well with the things I usually make so I set about prettying it up a bit.
This is the finished product:
I started with a basic try from an Asian grocery store. I bought this one because I liked the bunnies.
Next I covered it in white paper and glued that down with the PVA glue. I didn’t do a particularly neat job because this was going to be covered in the next step.
Once it was dry I cut out enough fabric to completely cover it. The fabric I chose was a loose knit so I had more leeway when stretching and moving it around to fit.
I used hot glue and glue it into the corner of the lip of the tray.
And that’s really it!
It really didn’t take very long at all and it’s been a really great background for food photos and macro shots of things! I like this fabric because it’s an interesting pattern but it doesn’t take the focus away from an object, it just add some texture.
I think I will make some other photography props, let me know what you think!