*this post contains affiliate linksI'm taking a break today from the usual sugar laden posts to offer up this step by step tutorial for you to make your own food photography wood boards- they are so easy to make! I couldn't wait to share this tutorial with you! I mean it's January after all and that means we are all usually trying to cut back on our sugar and increasing our gym time anyways right? So why not a fun little food blog project how to instead? I figured you (or maybe your hips) wouldn't mind the detour 🙂 I know mine thanked me. So I'm going to show you just how easy it is to make these awesome (faux) wood photography boards. I have had my eye on some really beautiful wood boards on Etsy for some time, but the budget especially during Christmas just wasn't going to allow for it. And then I got to thinking, there has go to be a cheaper way right? I have read many tutorials out there to make your own wood boards, and believe me I've tried a few myself. But they all involved wood boards, and sometimes even some fancy schmancy hardware and tools for putting them together. And my issue with them all was they didn't have that beautiful distressed weathered look I was going for. So what is a girl to do who is on a budget? Faux. Wood. Boards. #genius. This project will take you about an hour tops.
For this project you will need
- Some sort of towel, newspaper or I used a pizza box (unused mind you) to put down first so you don't damage your actual wood floors.
- Spray adhesive like this one. I bought mine originally at Target.
- Foam boards (I actually had some old ones that I was using, that I thought could be repurposed) but they can easily be found at any craft store or even the art section of a Wal-mart or Target. I used two boards total and simply flipped them over to make each board double-sided.
- X-acto Knife
- Ella Bella photography paper - I purchased Rustic Wood, Sable Wood, Vintage Wood, and White Washed Wood (my personal fav!) What's great about this paper, is you can buy one roll each or they also offer up the 4-assorted wood designs as a package deal. Awesome sauce.