Eating is my favourite hobby. Cooking comes pretty close. Taking nicely styled photos of our food is a new thing. Until recently, I was sticking to cups, jars, plates and cutlery I had at home. It all changed in January. For my birthday, my mum, brothers and friends bought me lots of new small pots and plates to help with my food styling. It might have started a new addiction: hoarding props for my food photos!
Whenever I am out and about, I look for potential food styling props. In the last couple of months, I have found free wallpaper samples in B&Q, tea towels when shopping for food (Tesco & Aldi), Orla Kiely mugs in John Lewis, pretty Kilner jars for smoothies in town (Wilkinson’s, Lakeland, John Lewis), nice jars in Marks & Spencer’s, cupcake cases in the pound shop and delicate china cups in charity shops. When looking for new props online, I generally stick to three places: eBay, Amazon and Dotcomgiftshop.
When I was offered a £30 voucher to spend at Dotcomgiftshop, I started browsing the website and the list of props I fancied was way too long. In the end, I chose a range of things that would come in handy in the next few weeks. First, I went for a pretty fabric bunting for Wriggly’s first birthday party in June. I also chose a cup with matching saucer, a dessert fork, pink and white twine, paper straws as well as scissors and a scrubbing brush. Great value for money!
When I last made my white chocolate and cranberry cereal bars, I wrapped some for Beanie’s lunchbox. I used ribbon and twine to keep the baking paper in place.
You could win a £25 voucher to spend with Dotcomgiftshop
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– I was sent given a £30 voucher for DotComGiftShop for the purpose of this review. No payment was received. All opinions and photographs are my own.