Need some inspiration for how you can make your
One of the things I love about blog photography is collecting props for the perfect
I like to experiment with different colours of flowers, petals, and trinkets (as I call them) to fit in with a seasonal theme.
Now we are into winter and Christmas I wanted to challenge myself further and find the best props for a perfect Christmas flaylay.
A while ago I put together a list of 15 different prop ideas to help you nail an Insta worthy imagery, I have decided to put together a Christmas edition of 12 props to help your
Pine cones are a symbol of Winter. I always associate them with this time of year. They are a nice addition to any image to create a wintery feel.
The ones I have come in different sizes. I love using the smaller ones to go in the foreground of a photo composition. Leaving the slightly larger ones for the background. I got these from a potpourri set from Next which had a variety of seasonal bits.
I think adding a pine leave of two to a
Candles or fairy lights
I have always loved using candles or fairy lights, they are great to add an extra light source. If you use the right looking candle, it can instantly make your images look that little bit more festive and cosy. The candle I have used for my shots is in a bronze casting, which is a
You can’t really have a Christmas blog photo without featuring a candy cane or two! Luckily this year they seem to be everywhere. Last year I struggled find any, (but it was a week before Christmas when I had the idea to use them).
The ones I bought are pink and green, and they taste of mint! (obviously, I had to eat one!, it is Christmas after all). I think these look great in any photo as they instantly add a festive feel.
It’s essential to have glitter, sparkles, and confetti at Christmas time. You can never go wrong with a bit of sparkle. So for many of my Christmas pictures, I have added some gold confetti. Confetti is great to add to a
Another great prop to make a
It’s kind of a given to add a few Christmas decorations to a Christmas
I love more traditional decorations with reds, silver, and golds, and wooden ones have a handmade/ crafty feel to them, which I love. I’m not a massive of novelty Christmas decorations but I had to make an exception for these cute Mickey and Minnie Mouse baubles. I just had to have them.
Ribbons are a fairly new edition to my blog photos, I think they instantly add a nice pop of colour and look great in either the foreground or background of your photo composition.
I think ribbons are a quick and easy way to add a seasonal
So this one is quite obvious, but I’d thought I’d add it to this list. To be quite honest I only thought of using Christmas wrapping paper the other day! (I know right!)
There is loads of wrapping paper in my house at the minute, so it makes sense to use what’s around for props. I always like to use fairly plain wrapping paper with one or two colours, this year I have gone for a red and silver theme, (I love a theme) I’m little bit OCD when it comes to Christmas.
I have recently bought some Scrabble letters off of eBay, as I wanted to add a new element to my photos. I think these letters add a bit of a handmade or crafty feel to
Festive flowers or petals
You know me, I love a fake bunch of flowers or fake petals. I always try to go seasonal with my flowers. I stick to lighter
I love a mug, I tend to use mugs for pictures that feature my Ipad or my laptop. For Christmas images, I like to use Christmas themed ones, some of my
So these are my 12 blog props ideas, to help you nail a Christmas
I hope this post has been helpful and inspiring? I’d love to see your
See you on the next one xx