Backgrounds or Backdrops

I have been playing around with pictures that I don’t think are good enough to use. I thought if I play around with the look of them, I could use them as a background for something else. That means editing, which I have not mastered yet. There has been some improvement.
I also bought a bunch of sparkly and metallic paper from the dollar store. Construction board and other things. My thinking is that would mean less time editing since there is a nice back drop anyway.
Good idea? I hope it works! What do you prefer when taking a photo of an object?

rebel girl