As a photographer, props play a big role in personalizing sessions for my clients. Props can be very pricey given that all of my clients have different personalities and to keep my work looking new and fresh that also involves new props. Given that I am still fresh in the photography world my pockets are not deep, so I have resorted to DIY and I am okay with that. You can create things that are one of a kind like these blocks for example, yes everyone uses blocks, but you can personalize these however you see fit. This is a very easy step by step on how I constructed these blocks. (Note: mine are 5x5, this again goes with personalizing, yours don't have to be 5x5, but they should be a cube)
What you will need
3. packing tape
4. I used a plastic measuring board (this helps to keep your edges straight and corners square)
5. Whatever you will use to decorate with.
STEP 1: Cut 6 squares ( as I stated above mine are 5x5) cut to the size you prefer. Line them up to look like a T as you can see my image is upside down. You would think as a photographer I would know to flip it, but I am sure you get the idea :)
STEP 2: Tape at the seams, make sure you tape them tightly together, this will ensure that your block will remain level.
STEP 3: Take the bottom of you T and tape it to the top to create your box, tape to the outside corner, and don't be stingy on the tape it will only make it stronger and you will be covering it anyways.
Your box should look something like this when you are looking at it.
STEP 4: Flip you box to close one side no need to tape the bottom shut yet, just worry about closing the top. Again don't be stingy on the tape, now seal all of your sides on the top shut. When finished flip and do the other side just the same.
VOILA you are finished, now I challenge you to be creative. I used left over Burlap that I had laying around my house. Mine are not complete yet, but I will be using felt for the letters. Look around your house to see what you can come up with the decorate your boxes. Try not to purchase anything unless of course you have nothing to decorate with, but who doesn't have random cardstock, stickers, paint or even glitter just lying around the house taking up space. JUST BE CREATIVE!!!
GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN!!!
I WOULD LOVE TO SEE WHAT YOU COME UP WITH, PLEASE SHARE YOUR BLOCKS ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE. WHILE YOUR AT GO AHEAD AND GIVE IT A LIKE IF YOU LOVE WHAT YOU SEE.