How To Make A DIY Zoom Background

How To Make A DIY Zoom Background | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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If you have a messy apartment or house, you can make your own DIY zoom background. HGTV Handmade on YouTube demonstrates how to make a privacy screen that’s portable to take anywhere around the house. It’s a great way to customize your own background and protects your privacy and the mess you may have in the back. This is convenient for those that a specific setup that may be facing a certain part of your room that you can’t hide or move. I think having a solid or same background is less distracting too. It saves time before the pre-cleaning scramble if you make your own DIY room divider board. It’s an innovative idea to create something that is useful to today’s time.



  • thick cardboard or wood (anything sturdy)
  • making tape
  • contact paper
  • scissors
  • duct tape, optional


First, take thick cardboard or anything that may be sturdy and tape them together into a trifold board.

Make Your Own Zoom Background | DIY Room Divider
Image by HGTV Handmade via YouTube


Next, take the contact paper and cover the whole cardboard surface. Use a layer of duct tape to cover the borders of the board if your contact paper does not reach the bottom edges. Continue to watch HGTV Handmade on YouTube for full instructions and details.

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Image by HGTV Handmade via YouTube

Overall, this is a neat idea because if you live in an apartment or have a messy background setup, this is an option to cover it up. Although you can change your background on your screen with the effects, I think this is super creative. Apparently, they sell screens online for zoom backgrounds, but they are so expensive. This is a great way to repurpose old cardboard boxes or with inexpensive materials. Also, it would be a fun project to make that is very simple and easy.

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