Having a great background really helps that item you are selling look even better

Are you considering selling an item online? I have noticed that having a great background really helps make your item stand out from the rest of the items for sale. It doesn’t need to be anything expensive, it could be something around the house or you are going to use for another project.

One background that I use is my back deck. If you have a deck that has weathered a little like the one I have, it could give you a rustic look for your photo.

ronny brook

You can see these terrific Ronny Brook milk bottles in my Etsy store here. Construction paper can also come in handy when you need a background. Black, white, blue and even red are just a few colors that you can use.

As you can see from the before and after pictures above, it doesn’t need to be a huge piece to help make your item stand out. Another item to help you out is a piece of felt. You don’t need to make a special trip to get a piece—if you have a pool table with a felt top on it will work just fine.


The felt in the picture above actually is a part of a stack of felt that I picked up a while ago. The stack has a huge variety of colors that has come in handy for me. You can see the brown enamel pin pictured above in my Etsy store here.

What kinds of backgrounds have you used for a photo?

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