Blogging Photo Props

Blogging Photo Props
 Over time I’ve built up a fair amount of go-to blogging photo props, some which I already had lying around my house, some which I’ve bought and some that I’ve crafted. I’ll put a list at the end of the post which you can keep for reference if you’re ever looking for prop ideas.

Work With The Item

Use items that work with the main focus point, so for my Bath Routine flat-lay I used sea shells. For my Everyday Skincare post I used cotton and earbuds with the pretty glass containers I store them in. With my Simple Essentials I used potpourri, which I think worked pretty well and with my Stationery Haul I used, you got it, stationery.

Decorative Gravel/Pebbles/Stones

(a.k.a vase fillers)

Real Flowers / Fake Flowers

You really can’t beat using flowers, real work best but fake are great in a pinch – and you don’t have to worry about them dying. There aren’t many photos which wouldn’t benefit or look good with some flowers peeking in.

White Cardboard

The white cardboard I use is literally just the lid to a cardboard box from Ikea. My first ever photos on my blog where taken on these and I still frequently use them now.

Coloured Card / Paper

Whilst shopping at The Range I came across a pack of patterned paper, advertised as suitable for making cards, wrapping gifts and scrap-booking. They have come in very useful and I love using them alone or angling against the white cardboard.



Marble, marble, marble. How loved you are. I recently bought some marble contact paper and stuck it to large pieces of cardboard and voilà, perfect, chic backgrounds.20171117_175654

Photo Prints

This can be prints you’ve bought online or use old calender’s which is what I’ve previously done.201707081948601565


Rugs, throws, clothes; anything with texture adds a lovely dimension to a photo.Picture_20171118_005026049Books / Magazines

These can be a cheap way of styling your photos, there will be multiple pages within a magazine that will work for photos, or use books off your bookshelf that have pretty covers.Picture_20171118_005130182Brickwork / Pavement



Perfume Bottles

Use Different Angles

Sometimes instead of the bird’s eye view I prefer eye level photos, using mirrors, curtains and walls as the backdrop.

And finally, here’s a sneak peak at some of my festive photo props that I’m looking forward too using.

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Photo Props


What are some of your favourite photo props? And which of mine do you prefer?


  1. Jayne
    November 30, 2017 / 1:03 am

    Brilliant suggestions! I’ve always love your photos 😊 xx

    • Sarah
      November 30, 2017 / 1:22 am

      Thank you! 🙂 xx

  2. November 26, 2017 / 11:10 pm

    Loving the brick wall idea, very simple yet clever!! I need to get down to The Range and look at their paper…

    • November 26, 2017 / 11:29 pm

      They have some really great props, and all pretty cheap too. They have so many different patterned paper at the moment as well 🙂 And thank you 😉

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