Holiday product styling – paper

Holiday product styling ideas can be a challenge when you’re short on time and props. We’re less than eight weeks away from Christmas and Hanukkah, so if you need some more inspiration for your blog, online shop or Instagram feed, here are five holiday product styling ideas using paper. Most or all don’t need a special trip to the shops, depending on what you have around your home or office.

FIVE WAYS TO STYLE WITH PAPER 

CUT OUT STARS

This looks great whether you cut out many stars the same size or use different sizes. You can match colours, use contrasting or additional supportive colours. You also could use patterns to add a point of interest.

HANDMADE GIFT TAGS

Punch or cut a slit for ribbon, twine or metallic wire and write or embellish the card. It can go next to your product or on a wrapped gift box.

PAPER CHAINS

Cut up strips of paper that work with your product and make a short paper chain to drape around or on top of your product. In this example, I’ve picked up the warm metallic of the plate (from West Elm) and paired it with a copper wrapping paper. 

Style your holiday product with paper chains - in this case, a copper gift wrap.

ADD THREAD + PAINT

Take a strip of paper + play around with thread and/or paint. You could pull the thread tight to make the paper ripple (especially if you used tissue paper) and would work especially well with a contrasting thread to give a colour pop.

FEATURE BACKGROUNDS

Using paper for a strong background. You can cut a shape that corresponds with your product (in this case, a circle) or as a contrast, to give you leading lines into your product on either a vertical or horizontal photo. You could also add other relevant props or items to enhance your photo.

Holiday product styling ideas with paper - use as a featured background.

So there you have five ways to use paper for inexpensive styling of your holiday and Christmas offerings. If this has inspired you, I’d love to see your photos on Instagram – please tag @livingabstracts in  your photos!

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