(Closed) How are you hanging your photobooth backdrop?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
283 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Wow.  Glass walls.  That’s cool AND difficult 😛

I painted my own backdrop.   I hung it on the wall in our apartment while I was working on it.  I put 5 big gromets in the top of it, like a regular curtain panel, and then I used 5 of those 3M hooks with the wall-mounting sticky tabs.  I used the ones that support 1/2lb each (probably overkill :P) and they stayed up great.  They’ll probably stick to glass too, but you might want to test that theory on a mirror or something at home.  And they’ll come off cleanly, so that shouldn’t be a problem for the venue.

Post # 4
46374 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think MichelleMyBell  and I might be thinking of the same product. 3M makes a line of removeable hooks called Command. There is one for every size and weight  of object that needs to be hung.

Make sure your helpers leave enough time as I recall the base part of the hook needs to be up for at least 30 minutes before you attach anyhting to it.

 The whole hook comes off the wall easily and doesn’t leave any marks.

 I’m pretty sure they have ones for glass also.

Post # 5
739 posts
Busy bee

Here are some 3m hooks that are made to hang backdrops. http://www.adorama.com/Als/ProductPage/WEPBCSM.html

Like julies1949 said make sure to leave enough time to let the hooks set or they wont work.  The longer the better.  Also check with your venue first as they may even say no to this.  We’ve run into this issue with a couple of venues when we were using this system.  If they say no, look for an inexpensive or used background system.

Post # 7
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have a “mirror wall” too!  But our venue has drop ceilings so I am haning the backdrop with fishing line.  First, I am making a hem every foot at the top of the fabric with double stick tape.  Then I am feeding the line through each one foot section so there will be 4, one-foot section with 8 strings to hang from the ceiling. 

Not sure if you have the same set up but it worked for us.  Sorry I didn’t take pictures though.  Good luck!

Post # 8
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I made a very simple photo backdrop for about $25.  Here is a link to the instructions.  I used a plain sheet, but any fabric would work with it.

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