Festive Photography Prop Ideas

This year I have really tried to up my photography game and although it is not fantastic, I feel as though it has improved.

With this in mind, photography props have become quite important to me. I’ve been trying to throw all sorts of creative ideas together to make my photos look a little different during Blogmas. I’ve actually got a whole cube full of props for seasonal photography and just for my ‘everyday’ blog photos that I post all year round. There’s so many things that you can actually use because you can use anything as a prop but I’ve put together a few ideas to up your blogging game during the festive period. Hopefully it can help some of you out for ideas…

Christmas Magazines are my favourite type of festive photography prop. I always find the pages filled with gorgeous aesthetic images and are the perfect thing to add to your posts, especially the beauty related ones. Did I mention this can be free to? You can simply pick up the Boots Health & Beauty magazine for free if your an advantage card holder or even Superdrug’s DARE magazine for free whilst your doing your Christmas shopping.

Decorations are another go-to photo prop for December. You will always have spare baubles, decorative beads, fairy lights, tinsel and candy canes laying around the house. They can add colour and sparkle to photos to give your images a bit more of a festive feel.

Whilst you are wrapping up your presents, you could always keep some spare wrapping paper, ribbontags or even use the finished presents in your images during Blogmas. I was lucky enough to be gifted some personalised gift wrap from Pretty Gifted this year however you could use the ones that you have brought to wrap your Christmas presents up. I like to layer them on top of each other so it isn’t just one colour.

Patterned fabrics is another one of my favourites. I don’t know about you but I have some amazing Christmas bedding on, thanks to Primark. I love using a splash of pattern in the back of my images. I find it’s not to much if you feature it in the corner of some images. You could also use scarves, patterned pyjamas or those extremely festive leggings that you find in Primark these days. It’s another great way to add different textures to your images too.

Not one of my favourites just because of the mess it can leave but why not use glitter sprinkled in images to add something different. It doesn’t have to be loads, it could even be specifically Christmas/Festive related glitter pieces that you can find in craft stores.

During Autumn I used artificial leaves in the background of some images that I took for my blog posts, why not use pinecones? You can find some artificial ones here or you could even go on a walk to find your own.

Hopefully this help some of you out a little or gave you some photography inspiration maybe?!

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  • Thanks for the post, I definitely want to try and get some baubles and candy canes!

    • You can get some really cheap ones in Poundland :) xx

  • Lady Writes

    Such a great post! I always switch up my props at certain times of the year x

    • Me too! It’s makes the flat lays so seasonal :) xx

  • Some great ideas here! I rarely ever do flatlays or use props because most of mine are outfit shoots so I don’t even photograph them! But this has inspired me to do some more prop style photos!
    Robyn x
    http://www.littlebobloves.co.uk

  • So many brilliant ideas here! I love just searching the house for flatlay props. I got myself some mini baubles from Primark the other day which I can’t wait to use!xx

    Lucy | http://www.lucy-cole.co.uk

    • I can’t wait to see your images Lucy :) xx

  • Rosie Ireland

    This is such a helpful post! I am all about the festive snaps right now and even used mince pies as props haha!

    • I never thought of using mince pies as a prop :) xx

  • I love using glitter, baubles, sequins – you name it during the festive period. It’s so fun to get messy with flat lays!

    • I love getting messy with flat lays, its a nightmare to clear away but it’s what you do for the content :) xx

  • Caroline Henson

    I think wrapping paper & glitter always look fab at this time of year. I love looking at other people’s flatlays but I always end up doing minimalistic shots myself. Need to get better at dealing with the mess lol xx

    • You can have an organised mess! :) xx

  • IVE just the been planning all my Christmas content but haven’t had a chance to take any of the photos yet, so this has been great inspiration for me!

    • I hope you manage to get your photos done soon :) xx