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post #16 of 28
I just did a fish themed bouquet and used a sand bucket.
post #17 of 28
I use floral foam, but I glue an extra piece on in the back so it has a stairstep effect. I find that I can get both height and stabillity. It works really well whe I have to ship a bouquet.

Tara
post #18 of 28
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I love the idea of those metal paint cans, I have no clue how much they cost though, something to look into.

I usually buy styrofoam at Michaels or ACMoore, using a coupon. I am always amazed at how expensive it is. I've been saving the chunks of styrofoam from boxes I get. I just bought 3 new light fixtures for the house and saved the styrofoam chunks. But I do love the balls and the precut floral foam cubes.

I hit 2 dollar stores tonight, and did see the sand pails and thought I would buy them, but my bouquets aren't that theme, so I didn't get them, I didn't want to end up changing my ideas to fit the bucket! I'll do a bucket another time w/a beach theme.

I did find a few pencil holders, for desks. They will work great, they're taller and a good size. I'll put a chunk of foam in there, wrapped in tissue paper and be all set for a couple of the bouquets. I've never noticed it there before, but Dollar Tree and another one both had styrofoam and floral foam this time. I was really hoping for some bright colored metal pails but nothing like that at all. icon_cry.gif
post #19 of 28
I don't sell my cookies -- just a hobbyist, but when I give them as gifts I like to use clay pots I find at Michaels. I get them on sale 5/ $1. Sometimes I paint them and when I'm uninspired I wrap them with cake foil. icon_redface.gif Painting them might be too time-consuming for those of you who do a high volume. But they are versatile and cheap! For the smaller pots I cut and glue a felt round to the bottoms so they can be used as pencil holders.

It's too late now, but Target always puts their Easter baskets on sale. The last few years they've had great theme baskets: sports balls, tutus, etc.

I love the paint can idea. I found these fantastic cans!:
http://tipjunkie.blogspot.com/2007/10/paint-can-gifts.html?showComment=1203639480000
http://papergoddess.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/12/09/img_5407.jpg
http://www.scrapapple.com.au/scrapapple.asp?id=133
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=5616

How to cover a paint can:
http://prairiepaperandink.typepad.com/amyr/2006/10/covering_a_pain.html
post #20 of 28
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Clay pots are cheap, and there's a lot that can be done with them, but I'm just sick of seeing them! They had some nice mugs at the Dollar Tree yesterday, but I'm sick of those too!! icon_surprised.gif

Those paint cans are really great. I looked online to see prices and I saw some mfr's selling the quart size for about a dollar. Hopefully they're just as affordable in Home Depot or Lowes. I'm guessing they'll be more like 1.60 or so. I have 6 bouquets coming up, shaving pennies from cost means more money for me!!
post #21 of 28
I recently bought some styrofoam from LA Crafts--I needed a lot of several different sizes for a project I was working on--I thought their prices were good and they had a great selection--you can get 1 dozen 3" styrofoam balls for $4.50. Here is the link:

http://www.lacrafts.com/styrofoam.html
post #22 of 28
Honeydukes - when you use easter baskets, what do you weigh them down with? Or do you use them to set individually wrapped cookies in and not for bouquets?
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post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by bakinccc

Honeydukes - when you use easter baskets, what do you weigh them down with? Or do you use them to set individually wrapped cookies in and not for bouquets?



I've used tutu and basketball baskets. I just tuck the handles inside. These are the only pictures I could find. icon_redface.gif
http://picasaweb.google.com/MaddoxFamilyPhotos/January2008/photo#5171693373983331122
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3229/2413522175_d20362537b.jpg

For bouquets, I cover the inside with plastic wrap and then fill with floral foam. I keep the cookies pretty low in front (just above the foam) and I've never had a problem with them toppling over. But I don't do anything big.

I have used them for packaged cookies. I use crinkled paper shred to fill the basket.
post #24 of 28
It's been said that floral foam is cheaper, but is it safe to use with food? I get concerned even though I give my cookies to family and friends, I still want to be safe. Or is it okay because the cookies are wrapped?
post #25 of 28
honeydukes - thanks for all the info. I thought the tutu basket was very cute...I've never seen anything like it.

Ok, I have to ask, for as helpful as you are why do you have a "mad" looking face for your avatar? Or is that just the intense look of a fanatical cookie baker?? LOL Just curious!!!!!
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post #26 of 28
honeydukes - I just now opened up the pics of the decorated paint cans. WOW! Some people are so creative. Thanks for posting all that!

(still curious about that avatar!!)
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post #27 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by bakinccc

honeydukes - thanks for all the info. I thought the tutu basket was very cute...I've never seen anything like it.

Ok, I have to ask, for as helpful as you are why do you have a "mad" looking face for your avatar? Or is that just the intense look of a fanatical cookie baker?? LOL Just curious!!!!!



Coupla months ago when there were server problems, for whatever reason the avatars kept changing and/or disappearing. It was a basketball face (BIG sports fan) and before that, a witch hat (BIG Harry Potter fan). They're gone now, and I didn't really see much that I thought suited me. So I just picked the "mad" face. Naturally, that one stuck. icon_razz.gif I have a cookie pic that I'd like to use, but my DH has to do the Photoshop thing and fix the size. He has to help because I'm computerally cursed and no telling what kinda bad will happen if he's not looking over my shoulder. icon_rolleyes.gif

And yes, I'm most definitely a fanatical baker!! Although, if you snapped a picture during my decorating time it'd be more of a "desperate/ why does this happen to me?/ I don't have time for this!/ that is NOT what they're supposed to look like" kind of face! icon_lol.gif
post #28 of 28
Ok, now I'm satisfied!!!!! It took me a very long time to even figure out how to get an avatar and resize a pic to make it work. So at least you had one. icon_smile.gif
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