Saturday, 25 July 2015

How To Make A Storage Frame for Hairband and Tieback Photography Props

There's nothing more frustrating when you know exactly the tieback prop you want to use for your next photography shoot, but you just can't lay your hands on it.

In this tutorial I show you how to make a pretty frame to display your collection of tiebacks and hairbands in your studio.

The great thing is, you don't need much space in your studio and clients will love seeing your collection on display!

You will need :

(1) Frame with glass removed
(2) Back to frame
(3) Spray Adhesive (not essential, but does make life easier)
(4) Staple Gun
(5) Scissors
(6) Fabric of your choice
(7) Safety Pins
(8) Polyester Wadding (readily available on ebay)

Step 1

Cut wadding large enough to give you approx 2 inches edge around the back of your frame. You can see I haven't been terribly accurate.

Step 2

Use spray adhesive (if you have it) and stick your wadding onto your back piece.
Then spray again onto the wadding and place another layer of wadding on top.  This will ensure you have nice thick padding.

Spray wadding again and then lay your fabric on top.

Step 3

Staple your layers of wadding and fabric to the back.
Again, you do not have to be too neat, nobody will see your work.

Step 4

Trim excess fabric and wadding from the back

Step 5

Place your padded piece into your frame and pin your safety pins into the fabric.

Step 6

Loop your hairbands and tiebacks through the safety pins

Step 7

Hang on wall, step back and admire your handywork and then look round to see what else needs staple-gunning because it's quite addictive!

Need new hairbands for your collection?  Check out what's currently available in my shop

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