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10 DIY Projector Screens

A great alternative to buying a pre-made projector screen is to make it yourself. You may go with a white screen for a dark room or a black screen for a bright room depending on what suits your needs. While most pre-made projector screens can cost more than $100, a DIY projector screen may be a smarter and cheaper alternative. We are going to cover various ways to create your own projector screen on a budget.

1. DIY Painted Cardboard Projector Screen – $40

With a little bit of cardboard and some paint, you can make your own projector screen. It works great for a small group of people on any occasion. Depending on what you have on hand, this may only cost a few dollars to make.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 15 minutes
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2. DIY Gift Wrapping Paper Projector Screen – $10

This budget-friendly DIY projector screen idea is a fast and simple solution. It is great for those who are looking for a stress-free projector screen that will look nice. The only tool needed is a pair of scissors.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 10 minutes
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3. DIY Duck Cloth Projector Screen- $20

This is a fast solution for creating a projector screen and just requires a cloth adhered to a wall. There are basically no tools required and instead of eyelets, you can choose to use upholstery tacks which a link is provided for below.

Level of difficulty: Very Easy
Duration: 5 minutes
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4. DIY Roller Blind Projector Screen – $73

This is a space-conscious approach to a projector screen that uses a simple home roller blind. Instead of mounting it into a window you may choose to mount it on a ceiling which rolls up after you are done with it. You will need an electric drill.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 15 minutes
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5. DIY Wall Painted Projector Screen – $85

Here is a painted-on projector screen that works really well for use in your home. All you have to do is plan out where you want it on the wall, get the supplies needed and start painting. Using a textured wall will make the image look distorted so please keep that in mind.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 6 Hours
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6. DIY Plywood Projector Screen- $50

Just sand, paint and mount this easy to make DIY projector screen. It will be cheaper if you make this without the frame in one large piece. An idea to mount this is to screw through the plywood directly into the wall and tape over the screws with a thin tape, then paint over it.

Level of difficulty: Medium
Duration: 8 Hours
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7.  100” DIY Framed Projector Screen – $30

A professional-looking framed projector screen that will work great hanging on a wall in your home. You are going to need an electric drill, staple gun, and screws.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1-2 hours
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8. DIY “Wall-Fit” Framed Projector Screen- $100

This large-scale projector screen setup is designed for use in a big home theater system. It won’t be able to move easily but it looks great. You will need a tape measure, saw, braces OR pocket hole system, electric drill, screws, staple gun and stud finder.

Level of difficulty: Medium
Duration: 2-5 hours
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9. DIY PVC Pipe Projector Screen – $50

This is a DIY projector screen designed for easy movement. Its design focuses on the use of PVC pipe which is easy to find and very affordable. Only a saw will be needed for tools.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1-2 hours
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10. “16′ x 10′ DIY Outdoor Projector Screen $100 – $150

For a massive DIY projector screen in an outdoor setting, this project will work great. You can expect it to cost over $100 but it is a much cheaper option than a pre-made projector screen. The tools required will be a reciprocating saw, electric drill, tape measure, marker, and a ⅜ inch ratchet with appropriate fitting sockets.

Level of difficulty: Hard
Duration: 3-6 hours
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Conclusion

Hoping that you found some useful information in this DIY list and that the ones here help you out. Although some of the projector screens shared here may cost over $100, note that they are a much cheaper solution than buying a pre-made projector screen of a similar size. We hope that you enjoy attempting these DIY projects and share your thoughts about them. If you have any other DIY projector screen suggestions, please feel free to share them here. And if you are not done setting up your entertainment corner, try out this list of DIY projects to make your own TV stand!

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