With Valentines Day just around the corner and this week’s pug photo challenge theme being LOVE, I wanted to share with you some simple and cute DIY Valentine pug photo props for you to get making and using in photos. Not only are these simple and cute, they are super cheap and you can do a few different styles of photos with the same props. Who doesn’t love that?
To start our DIY Valentine pug photo props, we just need a few items and they are:
– One sheet of RED or PINK cardboard (I picked this up at the bargain store just $1.50)
– A pair of scissors
– One round cake tin
– A pencil
– Black sharpie
– Blu tack
The first thing to do is to have your sheet of cardboard flat. Using a pencil and the cake tin, create semi circles to form a heart. I did this at the corner of the cardboard so that I only had to cut the curved edges as I am using the corner edges for the bottom half of the heart. Now I did this two times at opposing corners so that I would have two large hearts. Cut these out but keep the remaining cardboard for the next set of photos.
Now with the first heart, you can use it as is in a photo or you can get your sharpie and write on it “Be Mine”. This is the first photo I created using the first heart with “Be Mine” written on it.
Now with the second heart, you will need to cut a circle out of the middle according to your pug’s head. This is going to look so cute as you will put the heart over your pug’s head. Here is an idea from the photo I created.
Now we get to use the left over cardboard to cut out as many small hearts as you can. I cut out about 24 hearts of different sizes and well different shapes of hearts as I did it free hand. The first photo I used these hearts for was just to scatter them around Ref whilst he was sitting or lying down and getting him to look up at me whilst I take the photo from above.
The second image I created using the hearts was using some blu tack to stick them to a light coloured wall to use as a backdrop. You can stick them to the wall in any creative way you like. Maybe even create a heart on the wall using the small hearts. Here is what I created using the small hearts on the wall.
Have some fun creating a range of different images using one sheet of cardboard. You can even introduce some other props that you already have like a bow tie…
Or some devil ears…
Or maybe you have a cute costume like this bee one.