DIY Marble Background for Flat Lay Photos

Happy Sunday Cheeleaders! Today I am going to share with you possibly the second most exciting thing about my relaunch (next to becoming self hosted of course) and that is how I got my marble background for flatlay photos without spending a lot of money!

Total cost: £557.98 £4.

What you will need: Scissors, self-adhesive film and a flat cardboard box (roughly the width of the self-adhesive film – I upcycled the box that my laptop came in).

Self-adhesive filmD-C-Fix Original Marmi Deco Self-Adhesive Film Grey 45cm x 2m 346- 0306 – I bought mine from Wilko for £4. There is another one for £6 which is wider but the marble is darker and looked more faux ad you could see pixels in the print.

The self-adhesive film has guidelines on the reverse side that you peel off so you can cut to the length that you want accurately.

Application: This is the hardest part, I tried the method of peeling back a little of the film and smoothing it on slowly but I started to notice crinkle lines so I went brave, ripped off the backing and tried to place it in one go (this stuff sticks to itself quicker than cling film) which I managed to position on the second attempt, I would suggest using the bottom line of your flat surface as a application guide. Once the film was smoothed on I noticed that there were little bubbles, but I left them alone and they settled down after a couple of hours.

All in all I am super happy that I thought of this hack as it gave me a really inexpensive background that makes my flat lays look 100 times better than just resting my products on a sheet of linen and hoping for the best.

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You would never be able to tell that this is not real marble!

Let me know in the comments below on your flat lay tips or if this has inspired you ⬇️

Love and (high)light✌

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