You may remember that in October Dunelm Mill asked me to review some of their new vintage inspired Rose & Ellis range. Last month they got in touch again and asked me if I’d be interested in creating a festive scene using some of their Christmas products. How could I possibly say no!?
Personally I love Christmas decor and think it’s a great excuse to brighten up the house at one of the dreariest times of the year, but I prefer to keep it simple and stylish where possible. I checked their range online before I said yes and was excited by what I saw.
Dunelm gave me a budget of £50 to create my scene, which I wanted to place on a table in our hall. The budget proved to be more than adequate, so much so that in the end I bought a few extra bits and duplicates to make a goodie bag to give away (see the end of this post) Here’s what I bought…
Purity collection jug (shown with red ribbon taken from reindeer lantern) – £7.99
White reindeer lantern – £2.99
Eat, Drink & Be Merry sign – £2.99
Nordic collection decorative deer with ribbon – £3.99
Nordic collection red metal bells (set of 5, 2 used in this scene) – £4.99
Woodland collection hanging hearts (come on one string, I separated and used as individual heart decs) £4.99
Nordic collection of 3 heart, tree and star decorations (heart only used in scene) £4.99
Nordic collection pack of 12 mini red baubles – £3.99
Tree branch – Free!
In addition I also bought…
5 metres of natural coloured piping used to string cards up – £1
6 sets of Scandia heart pegs (£1.50 each) – £8.94
These I intended to use to string up my Christmas cards, however just one small problem! We currently don’t actually have any Christmas cards! So you will have to wait till nearer Christmas to see this lot put together and in action…
Out of everything I bought, my favourite from the set was the “Eat Drink & Be Merry” hanging sign which at £2.99 is a steal! No surprise then to discover that there were only two left in the Fareham store and I bought them both!
So anyway… I have a little Dunelm goodie bag which I have assembled with some Christmas decorations and one of those great hanging signs, if you’d like to win it all you need to do is…
* Leave a comment on this blog post telling me what your favourite bit of Christmas decoration is
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UK postal addresses only please. Entries close at midday on Tuesday 10th December and a name will be drawn at random. No cash alternative. Good luck!