When I first started blogging I messed around with backgrounds from Pyzam... but it was too hard and I lost all my widgets (didn't even know I had any till I lost them ;) so I vowed to just leave the layout as it was... and never touch it again... until TODAY that is...
Zan told me about this awesome blog background site The Cutest Blog on the Block that promises not to lose any of your widgets or side bar or pictures AND it is really easy to do.
First make sure that your blog is in the MINIMA layout. You check this by going to Customize, Pick New Layout - This is as hard as it gets... luckily for me... It already was!!
Now scroll through the Free Backgrounds at The cutest Blog on the Block Use the side bar on the right to choose styles you like - Even though it says to sign up - YOU DON'T HAVE TO.. just click on a background you like and the code will be there anyways.
Click on background you like and you will see a code. Copy code.
You will be pasting the code on your blog - so go to blog and
Click customize - then add a page element
In the list there should be one that says HTML/JAVA SCRIPT click on it
Paste code in box and save
And TA DAAAAA - you have a beautiful background
Now you can change your background to suit your mood, holiday, or just as often as you change clothes.. I have already tested out about 5 today!
Once you have done it once, you master it and I can change my background in about 1 minute now (not including scrolling time looking for the perfect template =)