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?