Every year around April ALDI starts their limited -time Aldi special buys with all sorts of garden stuff. Two years ago I bought one of the plant stands shown below. They offer these every year for a limited time, and if you want one and they don’t have any left you will find them next year again. They are usually offered in April and come in black and white.
I found this stand incredibly helpful as a portable posing help for MSD sized dolls. It’s always difficult to take full body pictures if you want to show outfits. If you put the doll on the ground you have to get down on the floor to get the angle right, and if you place them on a table you need either extra lights or a table near a window.
These flower stands have just the right height to put the doll on the top shelf. You can just kneel to take pictures, they’re portable and you can fold them to fit in their flat package after use. Which is great if lack of storage space is a problem. I like a bit of support or something the dolls can lean on for safety, and the ornaments make for a pretty railing. I used this stand for most of the outfit pictures I took of the Raccoon and FID girls, like these for example.
But since I wanted some variation I built a posing help that fits on the top shelf. It’s supposed to look a bit like a porch banister, and I can use it on the stand as well as on a table or on the floor. Please excuse the quality of the pictures, I didn’t crop them on purpose and I was in a hurry this morning.