A Holiday Blog Prop Guide

By guest contributor Tori Bowman.

Holiday DIY and recipe shoots just don't seem complete without twinkling lights in the background, and a few touches of red and green. Here are our favorite props to make your all of your holiday photos a bit more merry and bright:

Snag a few of these Charlie Brown Christmas trees to create a simple and beautiful centerpiece for your holiday feast. 

Keep basics, like these throws in neutral colors, so that you can use them year round. To add a festive touch, use details like a pom pom border.

Get creative with how you hang your stockings. These antler hooks are perfect.

Use a few timeless pieces as your base. This nutcracker and snow globe are the perfect mix of traditional and modern; they can go with so many different styles.

Whites are a great choice because they will always match the color scheme of your shoot. You can brighten things up with colorful accessories that can be easily traded out--like this bowl, this felt, or these fillers.

Traditional globe ornaments are perfect for shoots and keep things simple. Snag a few trendy ornaments, like thesethese, these, and these. They are sure to add a bit of personality to your tree!

And while it's always nice to see beautiful basics adorning the backgrounds of photo shoots, sometimes adding in a few fun props can catch your readers' eyes. This stag's head and fair isle pillow are perfect for doing just that. 

What are your go-to pieces for photo shoots? Do you have any specific pieces on your prop wish list?

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Eden Hensley

Marketing creative, community engagement specialist, technophile, photographer, food and wine enthusiast, and the founder and editor-in-chief of The Road to The Good Life, a lifestyle blog about appreciating and enhancing your life by being grateful for the "haves" instead of lingering on the "wants." There you will find personal stories about my life and family weaved in with real-life, achievable entertaining tips, recipes for hearty home cooked meals, and DIY projects for capturing and sharing memories. I believe the best place to swap stories is over a shared meal, preferably a Thai-meal served family style, and teach an online introduction class to Thai Flavors and host the Family Dinners at The Station supper club in San Francisco.