Photo Prop Ideas for your next blog/Instapost

Everything can be made into a prop with a little bit of imagination. In this post, I have compiled the list of props that you can find around your house or bought at an inexpensive price for your next photo on Instagram/blogpost without burning a hole in your pocket!


stationery and office supplies

Stationery and Office Supplies

You can probably find stationery lying around your house or office, and its the easiest and most affordable way to beautify your photos! Next time you are taking a picture, try adding a few stationery pieces like coloured pens or pencils to fill up some empty space to give your pictures a fuller look. Here are some ideas:

  • Washi tapes
  • Paper clips, thumb tacks
  • Coloured pens and pencils
  • Notebooks, notepads
  • Pencil case
  • Coloured paper/ wrapping paper

DIY confetti




Taking a picture of your breakfast for your Instagram? Why not include your earphones in your shot? Or how about including your phone when you are shooting your workspace? These little things personalize your photos and help your audience connect more with you.

  • Phone
  • Camera
  • Laptops, tablets, desktops
  • Earphones
  • Watch



Books and Magazines

Have magazines or newspaper lying around your house and have no use for it? Well not anymore, use them in the background of your subject or place your subject on a deck of magazine. The possibilities are endless!

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Catalogues
  • Storybooks
  • Zines


kitchen tools

Kitchen Tools

Yo, the kitchen ain’t just for cooking. Use everyday tools like your cutlery or coffee mug and include them in your photos! These photos might even turn out looking like it’s from Pinterest or Tumblr.

  • Mason Jars
  • Coffee mugs
  • Colored paper straws
  • Eating Utensils (Cutlery, bowls, plate etc.)
  • Food


home decor

Home Decor

Always inspired by one of my favourite home catalogue, IKEA. Sometimes I even go down to the store to get some inspiration for photography props. They always have a way of displaying them and always have such beautiful decor items like candles, vases, plants that can spruce up even the most boring photo!

  • Vases
  • Candles
  • Photo frames
  • Bed, blanket
  • Cushions and rugs
  • Decorative stones and sand


beauty accessories

Beauty and Accessories

Okay ladies, bring the makeup out! I love how these add personalities to the photos and always make the pictures interesting and pretty.

  • Bags, purses and wallets
  • Makeup, Makeup brushes
  • Nail polish
  • Bracelets, rings and little accessories
  • Sunglasses




I love plants. Especially succulents. They are easy to display around your home/office and they are a perfect fit for your Instagram photos. I find myself guilty of saving too many photos of plants when I browse through Pinterest. They just make the pictures look so earthy and homely!

  • Cacti & succulents
  • Indoor plants
  • Hanging planters
  • Terraniums
  • Fresh flowers
  • Pressed flowers


craft supplies

Craft Supplies

The best place to find a ton of stuff you can use in your photos is the craft store! Stores like Spotlight, Art Friend, Paper Market and even Daiso are a few good places you can find fancy items at an affordable price.

  • Patterned paper, Prints
  • Paints and Paint brushes
  • Beads, sequins, buttons
  • Calligraphy supplies
  • Ribbons, laces, yarn


These are some of the photo prop ideas for you to try out in your next Instagram or blogpost! They are pretty cost effective and they make beautiful props. And of course, the list doesn’t end here, the sky’s the limit, go be creative!