Dollar Store Haul – Instagram and Blog Props!
The other day a woman from one of my blogging Facebook groups asked about blogging on a budget. I gave her a few of my tips for blog and instagram props, which primarily includes finding stuff you already have around the house, and getting well acquainted with your local dollar store! Less than a week later, I found myself wondering into Dollarama… And the rest is history, really! I decided to collect what I bought and show it off, along with a price breakdown so you can get an idea just how affordable it really can be. Read on for my Dollar Store Haul of Instagram & Blog Props!
Dollar Store Haul of Instagram & Blog Props
I have to admit I have a bit of a stationary obsession. It can make any photo look super chic and personal. And honestly, it’s so nice to break open a new set of pens or pencils. I tend to stick to monochrome items that can work in a versatile way, but I’m also a sucker for gold! Here are the adorable stationary items I got.
- “Blah Blah Blah” Sticky Notes – $2
- Gold Paper Clips – $1.50
- Gold and White Binder Clips – $1.50
- Black and White Tiny Dog Magnets – $1.50
- Wood Pencils with Coloured Erasers – $1.50
- iPhone Inspired Notepad – $1.50
For adding pops of colour or making a photo look lively and earthy, fake plants are perfect! I love the use of florals in makeup product shots, and other “girly” photos. I got my hands on these leaves, fake shrubs and a mini fake potted succulent for under $10!
- 2 pack of leaves – $2.00
- Bundle of Foliage – $2.00
- Potted Succulent – $4.00
Accessories & Misc.
Just a few random things I found for styling – I love the metallic poster boards and scarf for texture! Can’t forget to add a little sparkle and femininity with some jewels and jewelry!
- Metallic Poster Boards (5pk) – $1.50
- Butterfly Hair Pin – $2.50
- Fake Jewels/Diamonds – $1.50
- Bracelets – $3
- Scarf – $3
If you tally that all up… *drumroll* it’s $29! Considering I’ve seen some stationary and office supplies go for that much, I think this is a fantastic haul. Make sure to keep an eye on my blog and my Instagram to see these props in use!