I feel really fortunate to have been asked to review some Ramadan decorations from Bint Khuwaylid recently. When I was initially approached, I was very happy to get the chance to try the products and was expecting a few of the beautiful decorations in a small package. The items were shipped from Denmark and arrived quickly. I was pleasantly surprised to receive a beautiful wooden box filled with goodies.
This is a lovely quality item to store the decorations or other special items in. It would make a lovely jewellery box too.
I love the concept of having reusable decorations which can be used year after year. I also really identified with the problem of Ramadan not feeling as special as, for example, Christmas.
Each of the types of decoration came packaged professionally in its own box or plastic bag.
The wooden decorations are made of laser cut birch plywood. In this picture we have some of the larger Meknes and Meknes gold decorations, as well as Fez and Alhambra string decorations
The string decorations are supplied with some rustic twine which suits the bare plywood perfectly for a minimalist look. You could also use any other suitable string.
These decorations can be used in various ways, as table or wall decorations.
In the picture above, I used neon pink string to add a bit of colour. You could also paint the ornaments, as a nice warm up activity for Ramadan for the children.
The metal piece at the bottom right corner is one of my favourite items. It has a shiny silver finish (not obvious here but you can also see it in the picture below.
I used them for a brunch a few weeks ago and they definitely brightened up the table!
As it’s getting close to Ramadan, I decided to take some new photos of my Ramadan calendar. It’s five years since I made this! The tutorial is available here