How To Make a Video Conference Privacy Screen
Protect your privacy (and your mess!) from your co-workers with a DIY video call background.
Working from home already offers enough challenges — worrying about your co-workers commenting on that stack of dishes on the coffee table shouldn't be one of them. Avoid distractions with this easy DIY privacy screen; it comes together quickly with just cardboard, duct tape and contact paper.
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Materials + Tools
- 3 large cardboard panels
- duct tape
- contact paper
Gather Cardboard Panels
Line up three large cardboard panels or similar sturdy boards. These should be stiff enough to stand up on their own. Ours had been used as packing material for a new piece of furniture.
Line up the three panels and tape them together on one side to make a tri-fold board (Image 1 + 2). You can use duct tape, packing tape or any other sturdy tape that you have.
Cover With Contact Paper
Cover the front of the boards with contact paper. (Be sure to buy enough contact paper to cover the entire thing!)
Wrap the sides with duct tape for a more finished look and to hide any uneven edges (Image 1 + 2).
Stand It Up
That’s it — stand the board up behind your chair, and you can go from a messy, busy background to one that is professional and simple.
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