Pretty Props for Food Photos

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.

Smoothie Love

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!

Pretty Photo Props

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.

White Chocolate, Cranberry and Honey Cereal Bars

You could win a £25 voucher to spend with Dotcomgiftshop

How to Enter

Just use the box below. It is easy to use and you can get more than one entry! If you are not sure how to use Rafflecopter, I have included detailed instructions below the box.

Entries are open until midnight GMT time on 19 May 2015. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
The first thing you need to do is to log in with Facebook or your email address. Once you are logged in, the first and mandatory entry option is to leave a comment on this post telling me what your favourite kitchen gadget is. For extra chances of winning, check the instructions in the form. You can pick and choose a range of ways in which to enter. The only one you must click on to get into the draw is the one asking you to leave a blog post comment. You must also leave a comment for your entry to be valid.

– The giveaway is open to UK residents over 18.
– 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.

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  1. Penny Crumpton
    18/05/2015 / 7:54 pm

    Electric Corkscrew – no explanation needed! 🙂

  2. jen lloyd
    18/05/2015 / 8:00 pm

    my brownie maker- yummmy

  3. 18/05/2015 / 8:02 pm

    My potato peeler – simple, old fashioned and never lets me down

  4. Susan Carruthers
    18/05/2015 / 8:43 pm

    My crockpot

  5. Emmq
    18/05/2015 / 8:46 pm

    Soup maker. Saves so much time!

  6. Tracey baker
    18/05/2015 / 8:47 pm

    My food processor for making speeeedy cakes x

  7. Chris Fletcher
    18/05/2015 / 8:49 pm

    It has to be my stick blender

  8. Victoria Prince
    18/05/2015 / 9:06 pm

    Kenwood Chef 🙂 It’s very old now, but still so useful!

  9. Kirstin Lydon
    18/05/2015 / 9:15 pm

    My food processor/juicer. I love making delicious fruit smoothies with it.

  10. sara davis
    18/05/2015 / 9:25 pm

    my hand mixer

  11. 18/05/2015 / 10:11 pm

    my microwave because I cook so many things in it and use it literally every day

  12. Laura Vitty
    18/05/2015 / 10:39 pm

    My garlic zoom

  13. Pauline Black
    18/05/2015 / 10:47 pm

    My halogen oven.I can see things cooking. Less burnt offerings 🙂

  14. Joanne Billington
    18/05/2015 / 10:48 pm

    my mini food chopper, a god send

  15. cat culmer
    18/05/2015 / 11:00 pm

    I love my Dolce Gusto machine

  16. Amanda Norwood
    18/05/2015 / 11:23 pm

    My Phillips Airfryer

  17. Alisa Moore
    18/05/2015 / 11:28 pm

    Coffee maker

    • 19/05/2015 / 12:08 am

      Have you been on the mixer launch yet?

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