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I didn’t know wood backdrops could have so many uses until I made mine last year at Christmas time. In fact I never even considered creating a blog post about it. I originally made the backdrop as the background to my Christmas Decor last year, thinking maybe I would paint a picture on it and create a post then.
I love having a wood backdrop instead of just having a wall in the background because it adds demension and depth to any kind of decor and it also works great as a backdrop for photography as well.
These are very easy to make and can be customized to any size, color and type of wood you choose. The final dimensions of my wood back drop were 32 1/2 W x 31 1/2 H, so my supplies and cuts will be based on this size.
5- 1 x 3 x 8
1 – 1 x 2 x 8
1 inch screws
Brush or old t-shirts
1 x 3 – 13 pieces – 32 1/2 inches
1 x 2 – 2 pieces – 30 inches
First I made my cuts. If you don’t have access to a saw have them cut at the hardware store. Once I had my cuts I sanded all the rough edges of the 1 x 3 pieces. Next I placed the front of the 13, 1 x 3 wood pieces face down, making sure to have the best side of the wood the front side. Butt all the edges together so there are no gaps. Next I took the 30 inch 1 x 2s and centered them on the back of the boards measuring the placement 4 inches from either end. I glued the 1 x 2s on the back of the boards and screwed a few screws into the 1 x 2s into the 1 x 3s.
Next I flipped the wood backdrop over and applied stain with a brush. I used Rust-oleum stain in Dark Walnut. I allowed the stain to dry for a couple minutes and wiped it with a t-shirt. I applied two coats. After the stain dried my wood backdrop was ready.
As I use this wood backdrop more I will add more pics. What other ideas have you used for a backdrop for your decor?