Posted: Nov 16, 2014 9:00 PM
Don't spend your hard-earned cash on pricey holiday photography. These photo backdrop ideas are easy to construct with a few supplies and minimal imagination.

A floating winter wonderland


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Sugary marshmallows take on an ethereal quality when they're strung on clear wire for whimsical hanging garlands. String and hang the garlands for a photo that looks like your babies are waltzing through a winter wonderland.

Lessons in geometry


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Of course, nothing is quite as eye-catching as a bright and colorful backdrop pattern. We love how these triangle sparkles provide a modern take on holiday cheer.

Surrender to holiday sparkle

holiday lights

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If you're going to use holiday lights as your photo backdrop, make sure you string them properly for the perfect shot.

Beautiful minimalism


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We love the simplicity of a beautiful piece of fabric for a photo backdrop. This simple fabric tutorial works best with itty bitty babies who can't yet roll or crawl away from your perfectly-placed cloth.

Splash with color


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Are you more of a New Year's Eve family? Use bedazzled, colorful tinsel for a photo backdrop that practically toasts the new year.

A walk on the lighter side


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Balloons are a quintessential component of a proper childhood, so use an eye-popping line of balloons to frame your little ones in a perfect photo. Too colorful for your tastes? Use green, red and gold balloons, of course.

Messages of holiday cheer


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If you have a chalkboard or access to chalkboard paint, this simple and cute chalkboard backdrop is perfect for your family. Make it special with a cleverly chalked statement.

A sky full of stars


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Hang garlands of stars from the ceiling for a holiday photo that's stunning in its simplicity. And, oh yeah, it still sparkles just a bit.

Snowy and dreamy

snow backdrop

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It's hard to go wrong with a white photo backdrop, and this faux-snow backdrop certainly delivers. All you need is craft glue, a poster board and a meticulous eye for shredded white tissue paper. Imagine your cuties cuddled up in the middle of a snowscape without ever chilling their fingers and toes.

Cute and cozy cuddles

cozy cuddles

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The holidays are perfect for cuddling under blankets and imagining magic. This backdrop of ornaments and canopies captures the memories nicely, don't you think?

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