Flat Lay Kit Essentials / 3 Sets of Styling Blocks Every Stylist Needs

 

When it comes to what you can have in your flat lay kit, the possibilities are nearly endless. From your favorite props to random tools, every stylist’s kit is unique to them. And, while the way you work will influence the bits and pieces you choose to keep on hand, there are essential tools you can include to make sure you are styling a picture-perfect flat lay every time.

Our acrylic styling blocks we designed specifically for flat lay styling and have become the go-to tool for wedding planners, photographers, stationery designers, and stylists across the country! So today, we wanted to break down the 3 sets of styling blocks that everyone needs to have in their flat lay kit. Read on to learn about what’s included in each one and how you can use them to up your flat lay game!

12-piece Starter Set of Styling Blocks:

When you need it: For general flat lay styling.

What you get in this set:

(4) 1” square blocks at 1/4” thickness
(4) 2” square blocks at 1/4” thickness
(2) 1” square blocks at 1/8” thickness
(2) 2” square blocks at 1/8” thickness

What you can do with them: This set of styling blocks is great for someone who wants to start building out a flat lay styling kit for themselves. It includes pieces that will add subtle depth to your flat lays and can also be stacked when you might need more height than one piece gives you. This Starter Set includes the smallest styling blocks we produce –small enough to fit under a vintage stamp – which are great for leveling things out on uneven surfaces.

3-piece Stationery Set of Styling Blocks:

When you need it: For styling wedding stationery flat lays.

What you get:

(1) 4x6” rectangular block at 1/2” thickness
(1) 3x4” rectangular block at 1/4” thickness
(1) 2.25x3” rectangular block at 1/8” thickness

What you can do with it: This set of styling blocks was specifically created for the 3 most common stationery pieces (invitation card, information card, and RSVP card). The largest block is the thickest to make your invitation card stand and the other two blocks are great for adding dimension to your supporting pieces.

5-piece Add on Set of Styling Blocks: 

When you need it: For prop or detail styling. 

What you get:

(2) 1” square blocks at 1/2” thickness
(2) 2” square blocks at 1/2” thickness
(1) 2.25x3” rectangular block at 1/2” thickness 

What you can do with it: This set of styling blocks are great for when you are styling wedding details (like rings and boutonnieres) or general prop styling for product photography. Whether you are purposefully including them in the shot or using them to add dimension, this set will help you create a unique and eye-catching flat lay.


Want to add these styling essentials your flat lay kit? Shop our entire line of acrylic styling blocks in The Shop!

 
Tayler Cusick Hollman