The lovely Lisa from Lisa’s Notebook asked me the other day if I would do a flat lay tips blog post as she thought my photos were gorgeous. Aw Lisa, what a compliment, thank you. This post is for you (and for anyone else who wants to know where to find some fun blogging props). So here are 12 of my favourite flat lay props which I have discovered over the months and where to find them.
1. Inspirational Cards
My most recent discovery are these Random Notes of Encouragement and Little Notes Of Praise by Bread&Jam. They are the ones in the photo that say the motivational phrases: Top Effort, Good Vibes Only, Be Kind To Yourself and Jolly Good Show Old Bean! I am excited to use them in future blogging photos as they have lots of fun and inspirational words of encouragement and praise. You can also get Random Notes Of Appreciation, Little Box Of Affection, Little Rays Of Sunshine & more!
2. Greetings Cards
Blogging props are everywhere. When I was in the garden centre with my mum, I was browsing the arty cards and found the pink cupcake card. Blog props can also land right on your doorstep; I was recently sent this fun colourful unicorn card from my friend Damo and think it makes the most perfect colourful prop.
3. Washi Tape
I’m a bit of a washi tape addict have quite a few in my collection now. You can buy washi from high street shops like Paperchase and Tiger. I bought a pack of 8 Unicorn Star Washi Tapes from Paperchase and picked up these three fruity tapes on Amazon a while ago and they really brighten up any photo.
[Photo from: Fruiteatox Review]
Stickers can be used as a way to add a bit of colour in and around your props. Again, you can buy really cool stickers from Paperchase and I also found these cute Vintage French Teacups on Amazon which can be added into the background to brighten up any photograph. Your Vibe Attacts Your Tribe mini inspirational card is from Treatbox.
[Photo from: 30 Simple Ways To Be Kind]
You can probably guess by now that Paperchase is one of favourite shops for blog props. You can get so many fun and eye catching postcards. Don’t forget to check out small businesses too! Pastel Elixir do some really cool items, such as the ‘I like yummy things’ Hot Chocolate Postcard.
[Photo from: 6 Simple Ways To Reduce Stress]
[Photo from: Pastel Elixir Goodies]
Paperclips, drawing pins, mini bulldog clips, and post it’s make the perfect stationery props. I found a colourful clip set in ASDA’s stationery section – you can always find affordable bits and bobs if you check out your local supermarket.
[Photo from: 10 Ideas For Your Bullet Journal]
7. Mouse Mat
Last year, I treated myself to a Sushi Mouse mat from Etsy (how cool!) and it has since made a few blog photo appearances. Etsy has so many handmade and unique mouse mat designs and you are also supporting small businesses too, what could be better than that.
[Photo from: 6 Simple Ways To Boost Creativity]
My favourite magazines right now are In The Moment and Breathe. The covers are always so bright and vibrant (perfect for photos) and packed full of inspirational articles on health, mindfulness, creativity and much more!
[Photo from: 50 Things That Make Me Happy]
If you have seen my travel scrapbook posts, you will know I’m a big fan of polaroids. I get these printed from Printiki and I love that you can add little captions to each print. Add some stickers too for that extra splash of creativity!
[Photo from: Food From Around The World]
When I saw this PINK KEYBOARD on Amazon I knew I needed it in my life. Fun fact: I don’t actually use the keyboard for anything practical, I just bring it out occasionally for blog photo time! Also, phone covers make the best blog props, why not buy a couple and change them for different photos.
[Photo from: My First Six Months Of Blogging]
[Photo from: 10 Simple Ways To Grow Your Twitter]
11. Stars and buttons
These wooden stars are my absolute favourite. I found them on Amazon last year and have since made a regular appearance on the blog. Another great shop for crafty blogging bits is The Works, I picked up a pack of colourful buttons – there is so much there and all so affordable too!
[Photo from: Improve Your Blogging Skills ft. Tangible Stationery Co.]
Last but not least, are the pastel highlighters which can be found in pretty much any stationery store. These are also fab if you are into your bullet journaling too!
[Photo from: Create Your Own Inspirational Scrapbook]
I hope you enjoyed this little insight into my current favourite blogging props. Let me know what are your favourites and what blog props are you loving at the moment? I’d love to hear from you!
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