“ Brand: Asda / Type: Christmas tree decoration / Available in various colours „
Christmas 2011 saw a change to the colour scheme of my Christmas tree, it turned from the traditional red and gold it used to be, to a more girly pink, purple and silver tree. Despite changing the colour of all the different decorations, it didn't actually cost me that much as I bought everything the previous January.
The Asda droplets were half price when I purchased them for £1 so full price would have been £2. Although I purchased these in 2011, I saw them on sale this Christmas just gone so I would imagine they would be available to purchase again next Christmas. They are available to buy in a variety of colours, red, pink and green to name a few, I purchased the silver pack.
The droplets come packaged inside a flimsy, transparent, plastic box. Inside the box are 10 droplets and 10 pieces of string. The droplets don't come with the string attached so you do have to spend some time attaching each piece then knotting it so that it can hang from the branches of your tree. The droplets themselves are approximately 5 centimetres in length, they are covered in glitter of the colour of your choice. I found whilst handling the droplets trying to thread the string through the hole that the glitter seemed to drop everywhere, it made a huge mess! Thankfully the droplets have a fantastic covering of glitter so despite some falling off they still had a good covering and didn't look stupid.
The droplets are very lightweight, once hung on the tree they do look quite luxurious and look like they cost a lot more than was spent on them. Although the glitter comes off quite easily, I found that none fell off when they were hung up as I placed the majority quite high where my daughter couldn't handle them so they were kept still and in place, maintaining the same amount of glitter. I used these again last Christmas but found that when I took them out of my Christmas decoration bag after storing them, they did seem to have shed some more glitter. They still looked ok but at the end of this Christmas I had to bin them as the glitter did start to appear blotchy.
I'd definitely recommend these droplets if you don't want to use them year after year, mine lasted two Christmases before the glitter deteriorated so much that they couldn't be used again. The glitter does come away from them easily but once they are in place on the tree they look lovely.
~ Asda Mini Droplets 10 pack ~
The year before last I decided I wanted nothing but black and gold baubles on my white fibre optic Christmas tree, I bought many baubles and was quite happy with the finished result yet I felt it was missing something and whilst shopping in Asda I popped over to the Christmas aisle where I spotted these Mini Droplets. They had a few different choices of colour but I chose to get a pack in black and another in gold.
They come packaged in a square shaped clear plastic container, inside which you will find 10 glittery mini droplets.
As soon as I got home I set about adding these to the tree and was pleased that they looked so good. The glitter did flake off the droplets very easily but not enough so that they looked bare. My hands were covered in black and gold specks of glitter but there was still ample amount covering the droplets.
The droplets came with string that needed to be tied onto the top loop of the droplets which was a little fidley but nothing too hard.
Even though the droplets felt light to hold they did drag a few of the branches down on my tree so I did have to be careful where I placed them but in the end I was very pleased with the finshed result. They added a nice bit of glitz to my tree that I was very happy with.
I paid £2 for each box which I think is a fair price for these, they are not very big, they are quite subtle but when they catch the light they really glisten and look very pretty.
I used them again last year but I did change the colour scheme and had a multi colour tree which I thought look very modern and funky, because of the multi colour scheme I was able to use these again but I also bought more of these but in different colours.
I like them and would recommend them for adding a nice bit of glitz.
Thanks for reading :o) x
When it came to decorating my tree I didn't know where to start. First off I had no decorations so was starting from scratch and having gone for a huge tree I felt it was going to cost me a fortune to get it looking pretty! However I do a lot of my food shopping in Asda which is my local supermarket and was pleased to see that they had a huge array of Christmas tree decorations for me to pick through!
These droplets come in various colours, red, silver and blue I spotted as well as the one's I bought which are turquoise.
They come in a clear plastic box of 10 with 10 silver threads and not a lot of information was given on the box apart from being told what they are and who they are by and contact details for Asda are listed.
The droplets are about 2 inches long I'd say. They start off with a small hole to the top of them which you loop the thread through and tie up at the top and that section is thin and then it widens to the middle slightly and goes pointy to the end so its a droplet style, sort of like an icicle shape.
They are covered in thick glitter though be careful if getting a pack of these as some boxes were damaged and with sections of glitter missing showing the white plastic that these are made of through.
The first difficulty I had was putting the thread through. These are obviously covered in glue and then dipped in glitter so the hole gets gunked up making the hole tiny. I did manage to thread all of mine in the end but it took time, patience and a needle to poke the hole with! The thread is rather long so of course you can cut that or make it short or long as to where you put the knot and once you've done that they are of course ready to hang.
These are fairly light so if you have a flimsy Christmas tree that isn't all that strong (like mine) then these shouldn't give you any problems at all. They do need space to hang correctly and give that icicle impression so I popped mine on the lower branches.
I was concerned about the glitter sort of flaking off by my tree, untouched though they are fine. However when threading them and arranging them do be prepared to get glitter all over yourself as these are really, really messy with the glitter going everywhere!
Once on my tree and I got cleaned up and I felt they looked really twinkly and a bit unusual against my otherwise boring looking baubles. They look classy and at £2.00 a box for 10 I think that is superb value however I bet these don't store so well because of the glitter coming off problem sadly no matter how careful I am with them.
A nice buy though, cheers up a tree with ease and I'm really rather pleased with mine!