Call me thrifty, cheap, inexpensive, or just plain crafty, but I take so many photos of my kids that I can’t afford to hire a photographer every time. I’ve been taking my own photos for a few years. We typically visit a photographer once a year, but that’s about all that we can afford right now. So I’ve had to get creative with photo props. With a little time and effort, photo props can be easily made at home. My most recent creation is this DIY Chalkboard Photo Prop. Use it for birthdays, holidays, or documenting monthly milestones. This Chalkboard Photo Prop is free standing, but it is not sturdy enough to pull up on, so if there are little ones using this watch out for that.
- Unfinished wood board- mine is 12″x24″ and is approximately 1″ thick.
- Primer Spray Paint
- Chalkboard Spray Paint
- “L” shaped bracket
Begin by sanding the wood board.
Once it’s nice and smooth, cover it with the primer spray paint. Let dry thoroughly.
Add a layer of the chalkboard spray paint. Let dry. Continue this step until the board is completely covered. Let dry.
Attach “L” shaped bracket to bottom of board. Use washers if necessary.
Done. Time to go do something productive– like figuring out how to use the camera in Manual. 🙂
Ignore the odd colored block at the top- I’m particular about advertising the kiddos names. Weird, I know.
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