I was browsing through some pictures for the book and realized that they all looked the same.
White background with a cake in front of it. Maybe some plates. Some forks.
White, white, white. Then more white.
This will not do!
So I pulled up pinterest and entered photography backgrounds.
I just adore pinterest. Everything you could want or dream to one day be/have/do.
And, as it always does, I was inspired by all the ideas that pinterest offered!
I got a few pieces of MDF, each measuring 2 feet by 4 feet. (You can use cardboard, particle board, plywood, anything that is sturdy enough to hold its shape.)
Then grabbed my trusty staple gun.
And some fabric remnants I got at the fabric store.
Then simply wrapped the fabric around the board and started stapling. I always pull the centers tight and staple, then work my way out to the corners.
I was careful cut the excess fabric when trimming the back… if there is enough left it can be used as coordinating napkins!
This is the green background.
I really, really liked how it turned out. Seriously, this project took about 30 minutes (total!) and I now have some great options for the backgrounds of those silly cakes of mine!
And this is the khaki linen. I choose pretty neutral colors as I am hoping they help make the food really stand out.
And this is both the green and the khaki! There are really versatile and very inexpensive.
Next I will be tackling the faux-wood backgrounds! If you have any great links or tips please feel free to share.
There is still time to enter the KitchenAid 7QT Commercial Mixer giveaway! It runs through Dec. 5th.