Make Your Own Faux Marble Backdrop

One of the many trends on social media, in paritcular Instagram, is having a marble backdrop on photos. While the marble creates a beautiful clean and regal looking backdrop it also drives up a pretty high price. If you are like me, and aren't looking to drop a bunch of money on re-working your countertops or purchasing a heavy slab of marble just to use for photos…then making your own cheap $20 or less "faux-marble" backdrop is as easy as one. two. three. Fake you ask? Just plain ole smart if you ask me! Here are the steps below. So simple!

What you need: 
1) Marble pattern shelf liners (make sure it is adhesive/sticky on one side)
2) Visit your local Menards store and purchase a light piece of plywood, I then cut mine in a 3×3 square, however, you can perhaps purchase one that size or slightly bigger/smaller, depending on your preference. 

Measure and cut the shelf liners and stick to your plywood leaving 2 or more inches on the edges to fold over and seal. Be sure to seal the liner pressing out any air bubbles as you go. Voilá it is that easy!




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  1. This is genius! It makes me want to try it for a desk top!

    Posted 9.2.15 Reply
  2. Hi Samanthat Elizabeth! Thank you for the kick in the butt! 😉 I have been wanting to do this project for a while, perhaps I can get it done this weekend. When I do, I will tag you on Instagram. Have a great day!

    Posted 9.2.15 Reply
  3. Nakeya wrote:

    Wow.. That is such an awesome idea. I'm definitely going to have to try it. Thanks for sharing. 

    Posted 9.2.15 Reply
  4. Ana Luiza wrote:

    This is a great idea! I'm off to Hobby Lobby to do this project today! 

    – Ana Luiza

    <a href=""> The Northwest Blonde</a> 

    Posted 9.2.15 Reply
  5. kristen wrote:

    i LOVE this! i know what I'm doing on my monday off this weekend!! 

    Posted 9.2.15 Reply
  6. Kelsey wrote:

    Such a stinking good idea! I always wondered exactly how to get a marble background and some people give vague "How-to's", but this one is perfect. Thanks! xo

    Kelsey |

    Posted 9.2.15 Reply
  7. Aliza B wrote:

    What a wonderful idea!  I have been trying to think of ideas on how I can work on my backgrounds in photos….now I know one I can do.

    Also, you can do something else on the opposite side too!

    Posted 9.2.15 Reply
  8. This is brilliant! I have a real marble board that I photograph on, but I've been wanting a second one to use as a backdrop. This is a much better option! Thanks SO much for sharing!

    Posted 9.2.15 Reply
  9. Reshma wrote:

    LOVE this idea! Thanks for the inspiration & sharing!

    Posted 9.7.15 Reply