Woman spends £300 on ‘department store’ Christmas display in her living room

Chrissy Shaw and her partner Callum Robertson created a stunning pink Christmas arch in their home using bargains from The Range, B&M, Home Bargains and Inspiration Wholesale

A woman has created a stunning pink Christmas arch for £300 – and some people say it’s worthy of belonging in a luxury department store.

Chrissy Shaw, 26, and her partner Callum Robertson, 30, who live in Portsmouth, wanted to create a Candyland Christmas centrepiece for their home.

Buying products from The Range, B&M, Home Bargains and Inspiration Wholesale, Chrissy spent £300 creating the jaw-dropping display.

Chrissy, who works as a social media and PR manager, said she decided to create the wall arch as she didn’t have the space for her tree in her rented flat.

She told LatestDeals.co.uk: “We had seen some TikTok videos of people using chicken wire and baubles to make Christmas decoration arches so thought we would give that a go.

“To be honest I had no idea what I was doing at the start. I am so happy with how it turned out.”

Chrissy started her grand design by putting chicken wire on the wall, with help from her partner Callum.

She started by placing baubles in the bottom right corner of the arch, before slowly building up the pink design.

The pair already had some baubles and feather boas from last year, but ended up purchasing a few extra as well.

“When it got to the bigger ornaments my partner used zip ties around them so I could hook an ornament hook to it and then hook that onto the wire,” explained Chrissy.

“If I couldn’t get the hook to the wire I would use either another zip tie or some garden wire and bend it around the chicken wire and the tie on the ornament.

“My biggest tip would be to start in one focus point and work your way around the arch instead of adding bits here and there – I made that mistake.

“Fill gaps with larger ornaments, flowers, tinsel, feather boas or if they’re small gaps then the really small baubles.

“And then mainly just take your time. It took me an entire day and Callum’s help when he got back from work but it’s so worth it.”

Chrissy purchased her Candyland decorations from Inspirations Wholesale, and all the other bits from The Range, B&M, Home Bargains or my local garden centre.

The chicken wire cost £6, the hooks cost £4, the Candyland decorations such as candy canes, lollipops, hats, ice lollies, pink feather boas and more cost £250.

The baubles cost £40 from B&M and the ornament hooks were £1 for 250, with Chrissy purchasing two packs.

“In total, with all the decorations, the cost came to around £300,” she said.

“Even though I splashed out a bit on the decorations, they’re all my colour scheme and ones that I’ll use again and again – whether that’s in an arch again next year or on another tree or who knows what else.

“Because they’re individual decorations they can be used for whatever you want year after year or resell individually or in bulk if you want to switch it up one year!”

Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk , said: “This display looks like it’s been created by a luxury department store!

“For £300, Chrissy and Callum have pulled off a beautiful Christmas arch that they can recreate year after year, making it a worthy investment.

“Shop-bought arches can cost double this and are often much less exciting to look at, so Chrissy and Callum have really done a fantastic job.”