Flat Lay Inspirations

A while back, I recreated some selfies I found on Pinterest. As an endless source of inspiration, sometimes a picture sticks with you and you want to try recreate it, or put your own spin on it. One of the boards I am obsessed with adding to is Flat Lays. I love them so much, but I struggle with coming up ideas for them. This is where Pinterest comes in!

For this post, I will share the original pin, and also my take on it. This was seriously such a fun way to kill a few hours on a laidback afternoon!

Here are four flat lays, and my recreation of them.

Flat Lay #1

Original

Mine

makeup products

This one caught my eye, as I was really impressed that they used the actual product in it. It was splayed out so impressively, that I knew I had to try it. Although a small part of me was really unhappy about wasting a bit of makeup for flatlay purposes, I argued it would just be this one time. My take was a bit more colourful, but I have less neutral coloured tools and products, so I made do. It was definitely fun trying to arrange all the powders, creams and tools everywhere!

Flat Lay #2

Original

flatlay 2

Mine

makeup flatlay

Side by Side

A lot of flat lays I see have lots of extra themed details that I don’t have, so I can’t really recreate. Ones that just have products tend to catch my eye more because of this. I loved this flat lay, as it seemed like organized chaos. The best way to run things. So I looked the photo over a few times, before collecting lots of similar makeup items I had to try recreate it. We both have the Marc Jacobs mascara funnily enough!

Flat Lay #3

Original

flatlay 3

Mine

lifestyle flatlay

Side by Side

I don’t have a single slogan shirt. I really need to fix that. That aside, I said before I tend to veer away from flat lays with lots of details for decor, but at the same time I love them. When it comes to more lifestyle flat lays, the more details the better. This one had a running theme of photographs and living in the moment, so I did my own spin on it. Mine is definitely less refined, but I love how it came out all the same!

Flat Lay #4

Original

flatlay 4

Mine

flower flatlay

Side by Side

I wanted to end on one that was more minimal and simple. Plus, I had some fresh flowers around, so I had to include them somewhere! I didn’t have a small notebook with a cute message that included a love heart, but I did have this card. I really love this one, it’s sweet and simple.

Flat lays are seriously one of my favourite things to search up on Pinterest. The endless creativity and inspiration on there leads me down so many rabbit holes!

Have you created a flat lay recently?

Angela.

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52 thoughts on “Flat Lay Inspirations

  1. Never done a flat lay. The first with make up is cool even if did waste some. I’m into shelfies at the moment. Also I think there is a thing about taking pics of books where reading esp if linked like a book about France in front of Eiffel Tower; don’t know what you call that, and may have made it up!

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      1. By the way when I first looked at your post the pics you had side by side just appeared on top of each other …. I think that was because reading on my phone so small screen; then later on my phone when clicked through to view they were side by side. It did not matter but just thought you would like to know.

        WordPress is a pain because you can read things without clicking on them. In my overall stats 3rd is Home / archive and I think that is where people have read posts without clicking on, so I don’t actually know what was read.

        P.S you have inspired me to do a book flatlay before work …which I have managed to do without getting late!

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  2. This is such a good idea! I used to be all over pinterest but for some reason I really haven’t used it in the last year. I absolutely need to start using it again to help get some inspiration, especially where flat lays are concerned! Great post πŸ™‚

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    1. They really are amazing! I don’t know how people are able to create such amazing flat lays off the top of their head! I always need some inspiration to help me on mine ?

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    1. Thank you! That’s my favourite too! Haha, it is really fun! I’ve been tempted to try recreating outfits from Pinterest too, like what you did a few weeks back ?

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  3. I LOVE how yours turned out! So pretty and chic! I actually like yours better then the Pinterest posts. You put your own spin on them and I love that! I haven’t done a flat lay but I really want to get into them. I see them on other peoples blogs and instas and love how chic they look. ❀

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    1. Aww thank you Kate! I definitely wanted to add my own spin on each one. Flat lays are so much fun and so addicting haha! I cant get enough of them, you should definitely give it a go some time ?

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  4. These are gorgeous! My heart broke a little for the first one… that’s a lot of foundation but I like that yours are more colourful ??

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  5. These are great πŸ™‚ I’m still yet to find a decent plain surface to do things on! Do you have a bit of fabric you did one on? It looks like it in one of the photos but i might be wrong?

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    1. I do them on my white desk! I sometimes use the kitchen bench as it has more of a design on it. You just need some kind of big clear surface ?
      I did use some material in the third one. That was some spare material I had lying around ?

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    1. I am in danger of getting addicted to Pinterest haha! There’s just so much amazing ideas on there. Thanks Jo!
      I do have an Instax! I got them on sale a while back, and I love using it for polaroids. I don’t use it too often though, as the film for it can be pricey.

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  6. Can you please take out my picture. The picture with the white background and powder and petal with Eve Lom brush product. This is an infringement of copyright.

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