Months ago, Christina and I came up with the idea to add holiday themed props to her fall mini-session photo shoots. I've partnered up with her on my patio photo shoot and a Parabo print party in the past, so I was excited she asked me to collaborate again! Plus, I really love Christmas: the season, the songs, and especially the decor. This project allowed me to get in the spirit early, since I needed to craft quickly to have all the goodies prepared in time for the shoots.
Crafting for Christmas before Halloween is as tricky as it sounds. (Playing your favorite holiday album helps.) I scoured the stores for supplies and also pulled from my own Christmas decoration bins. I would have preferred using fresh greenery for the bouquet and crowns but it's hard to find winter greens in October. How amazing did the bouquet turn out though? I'm really proud of it!
Scroll down for the gorgeous pictures, plus the sources for the items featured!
Faux floral crowns and bouquet: DIY'd with these tutorials (crowns and bouquet). | All faux florals: Michaels and Joanns. | Bottle brush trees: Target. | Red lanterns: old IKEA. | Crates that I stained walnut: Joanns. | Fabric: Joanns. | Glittered papier-mache peace sign: Michaels. | Snow globe: Target. | Wooden snowflake sign: Target.
All photos by the talented Christina Best Photography near the rose garden at the Capital in Sacramento, CA.