Hey loveliess, I hope you’re all warm and well!
Following on from my previous post (My love hate relationship with Instagram) I decided to do a little shopping and purchase some cute little props to include in my photos. Normally I just use synthetic flowers and on occasions I have used fairy lights, but I thought it was about time I mixed things up a little bit and really step up my blog photography game. While the town I live in doesn’t offer much choice in pretty aesthetically pleasing blog props, I thought I’d work with what was around and tried to keep everything super affordable.
First up, I got a new roll of marble self adhesive paper, my old one was a bit tattered and creased so it was time for a new one. Marble backing is very cliche blogger, but I like the affect it gives and a pale background makes products pop! The roll cost me a fiver from Wilkinson’s and it lasts quite a long time!
Also from Wilkos, I picked up a cute little notepad/organiser, that has sections for planning, lists, budgeting and notes. I needed a new organiser for when I start my new job so I thought I’d get a cute one I can use in photos too. I’m a sucker for new stationary and at £2.50 it was a bargain!
The last thing I got from Wilkos was a really cute rose gold “pen pot” but I will 100% be using to store my make up brushes in. With it being rose gold, I figured it might look cute just in the background of some images.
Moving on to primark, I see so many bloggers pick up cute little bits from there all the time, but typically the primark where I live has the smallest home section, and there wasn’t many options. I was fortunate enough to find one of those tiny plastic succulent plants tucked away beneath the candles so that will feature in some pictures soon I’m sure. The plant I got was £2 but I saw some larger ones for a few extra quid.
The only other item I found in the home section was a heart shaped chalk board with rose gold detailing, I thought this was super cute for pictures and practical to have around the house. They had a few different designs and sizes, I opted for the smaller one because it was only £2 and just the right size for a blog prop.
Finally, I found a reduced set of rose gold rings, I’ve seen rings in pictures before and they seem to be a good space filler and for £1 I couldn’t really say no! I wont use these rings on my fingers because I find primark jewellery turn my skin green, but I think they’ll be great at balancing out photos.
The last shop I visited was “the works” and I don’t usually go in there but I was after some clear crystal gems. They didn’t actually have any in stock but I did notice these hugely cute pink and gold pineapple napkins and I had to have them. I still don’t know quite how I will incorporate them in pictures yet, but they’re so cute and in the sale at £2 for 16!
So that’s all the little bits and pieces I picked up. Can you recommend using anything else as props? what are your favourite places to purchase blog props?
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