As a self-confessed stationery addict, as soon as I saw the opportunity to review a box full of quirky stationery and craft supplies, I was right there. The creator behind this box of happiness is Under The Rowan Trees – a business started in 2014 by Danielle, a lady who loves knitting, crochet, embroidery and stationery. Danielle asked if I would like to review the fun and colourful Day Of The Dead themed box and as it’s now October and I love anything colourful, I thought it would be perfect.
Day Of The Dead (Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated between October 31st and November 2nd. It’s a bit different from Halloween as it’s a festival of colour and joy, a happy time to show love and respect for deceased family members. It’s an occasion for food, families, friends, costumes and parties all with an explosion of rich and vibrant colours. Sounds fun! Let’s see what’s in the box…
In the box: Frida Kahlo vinyl sticker, Mexican food planner stickers, Moustache washi tape, Cocktail washi tape, Cactus gel pen, Sugar skull ephemera, October calendar page, Sugar skull iron-on patch, Coco figure, Felt cactus bunting. Click here to order a Day Of The Dead Stationery Box.
Frida Kahlo vinyl sticker from House Of Wonderland: This is beautiful, but I admit, I didn’t know who Frida Kahlo was until a quick Google search later. She was a Mexican artist who is remembered for her self-portraits in bold and vibrant colours. (You are constantly learning new things with blogging!) This sticker is the perfect addition to a notebook or even as decoration for your October pages in a planner or bullet journal.
Sugar skull iron-on patch: Sugar skulls are traditional for Day Of The Dead and families decorate these with coloured foil, feathers, icing and beads. I really love the bright colours and have added this to my patch collection (of two). One day I might get creative and actually sew them onto something…
Moustache and Cocktail washi tape: I always get excited when I see new rolls of washi that I can add to my collection. Sticking (washi tape pun intended) with the Mexican theme, we have cocktails and moustaches! These are really fun designs and you can never have too many rolls of washi tape, right?
Mexican Food Stickers by The Laughing Sloth: I always love subscription boxes as I’m forever discovering new and awesome shops! The Laughing Sloth has a wide range of alternative greetings cards as well as these brilliant badges: Crazy Cat Lady and Crazy Craft Lady. Also, these Mexican Food Stickers are ideal for decorating a food planner or bullet journal. Mexican food is the best!
Coco Lego Figure: Danielle says: “The Day of the Dead Stationery Box was inspired by the Disney film Coco.” I’ve not seen this film, but I did enjoy putting together the Lego figure and it bought back all the childhood memories of building Lego towers and my dad hopping around in agony when he stepped on a piece… so nostalgic. There are a couple of different designs available, so it’s a bit like Lego lucky dip.
Felt cactus bunting: I may or may not have spent 15 minutes Googling what these were (my search history says: ‘Mexican felt cactus with crosses and string’), but now I know they are buntings, everything makes sense! Danielle suggests even gluing them to a notebook or stitching them to a tote bag, let your imagination run wild (no Googling required).
If that wasn’t enough, you also get a Cactus Gel Pen, October Calendar Page and a Sugar Skull Cut Out (perfect for craft projects). Why not check out Danielle’s Day Of The Dead Pinterest Board for creative ideas, including making Sugar Skull Cookies and Cactus Cupcakes.
I love this box as it had such a wide range of crafts and stationery items all with a bright, colourful and fun Mexican/Day Of The Dead theme. In each monthly box, you can expect a variety of goodies from washi tape, stickers, greetings cards, gift wrap, notebook, stencils, pens, pencils, postcards, bookmarks and little treats. A pure box of joy for any stationery lover! The next box has a Woodland theme (perfect for Autumn!) and you can sign up now for your very own box of seasonal surprises.
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Under The Rowan Trees is not just a Stationery Box, it’s also a shop packed full of beautiful stationery, creative craft kits, gorgeous gift sets and more! There is really something for everyone and they make the most perfect gifts too. To make things even easier, you even e-mail your friend a Gift Certificate and let them choose what they like!
Thank you to Danielle sending me this fabulous box of goodies! Which treats are your favourite? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
*This is a sponsored post which means I received a product/payment in exchange for an honest review. All views are my own.