Post # 1
I have a great backdrop all set for our “fauxtobooth” – but I’m not really sure how to hang it! I’m tempted to use suction cups (our venue has glass walls), but I worry that won’t be secure enough. Has anyone else done a DIY backdrop? How did you hang it? I’ve found so many tutorials for making backdrops, but none for hanging them up!
Post # 3
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
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
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 # 6
Thanks ladies! I’d never even heard of this product. I’ll test it out on my windows at home first.
Post # 7
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
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.