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    RustyFlange
    Pots of gold help!
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    • 13th Nov 08, 9:58 AM
    Pots of gold help! 13th Nov 08 at 9:58 AM
    I must apologise to start with, this site keeps crashing for me and the search function isn't working for me. Anwyay I have looked in the normal places and can't find it.

    I made up 5 pots of gold yesterday but wondered how many scratchcards you guys used? I have only put 1 in each as I am doing retro sweet boxes that will have hidden money in them. However they look plain or is it just me? Also have people used anything in the bottom to bulk them out a bit? my bowls are from ikea 79p each I think they were but they are very deep!
    Any advice would be appreciated. Thankyou
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  • chocolate.orange
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    • 13th Nov 08, 10:02 AM
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    • 13th Nov 08, 10:02 AM
    I have bought my things to make pots of gold

    But haven't had the time yet .....

    I have some gold tissue paper that was from morrisons 5 sheets for £1 or 2 for £1.50. Its going in the bottom to bulk it out abit I just need to find suitable scratchcards now

    Oooh i bought some of asdas smartprice chocolate eclairs to go in there too ( Well i seen the gold wrappers and thought ideal...

    Love your pots of gold
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    • porlock
    • By porlock 13th Nov 08, 10:10 AM
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    • 13th Nov 08, 10:10 AM
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    • 13th Nov 08, 10:10 AM
    Personally, I'd have put the Ferrero Rocher more at the bottom for bulk and put the coins on top. I think that might make it look more substantial/have more of the 'treasure chest' look you want to achieve.

    Just a thought, like.
    • Giggle
    • By Giggle 13th Nov 08, 10:13 AM
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    • 13th Nov 08, 10:13 AM
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    • 13th Nov 08, 10:13 AM
    I have put some tissue paper in mine yours look lovely. Are any of you selling yours or are you just giving them away
    • yummy-mummy-amy
    • By yummy-mummy-amy 13th Nov 08, 10:37 AM
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    yummy-mummy-amy
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    • 13th Nov 08, 10:37 AM
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    • 13th Nov 08, 10:37 AM
    mine have 2x £1 coins in them, chocolate coins, ferrero rocher, worthers original (wrapped) and assorted gold sweets form the market so there is loads in them. they are both only having 1 scratch card in when hubby buys them.
    • MissBailey
    • By MissBailey 13th Nov 08, 11:02 AM
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    • 13th Nov 08, 11:02 AM
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    • 13th Nov 08, 11:02 AM
    I did a trial run with mine yesterday using a glass (I haven't bought my 'pots' yet) and also feel like I need something to bulk them out. I used Ferrero Rocher, Werthers Originals and Coins in mine. I'm going to use one scratch card and one lotto ticket. I think yours look great though Rusty, I love the Ikea pots, might be grabbing a few of them myself! x
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  • RustyFlange
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    • 13th Nov 08, 11:05 AM
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    • 13th Nov 08, 11:05 AM
    Personally, I'd have put the Ferrero Rocher more at the bottom for bulk and put the coins on top. I think that might make it look more substantial/have more of the 'treasure chest' look you want to achieve.

    Just a thought, like.
    Originally posted by porlock
    I tried that ... only problem being the bowls are a funny shape so the coins just slid down to the bottom!
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  • RustyFlange
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    • 13th Nov 08, 11:07 AM
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    • 13th Nov 08, 11:07 AM
    I have put some tissue paper in mine yours look lovely. Are any of you selling yours or are you just giving them away
    Originally posted by Julie H
    Thanks, I think I have some gold tissue paper in the garage so will try and dig it out see what I can find.

    Mine are just for mine and OH's sisters/brothers/sil/bil as we normally just put £10 in a card but this year I didn't want to do the whole boring thing so went for £15 max spend and so far the posts of gold have only cost approx £2.00 ish each.
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  • RustyFlange
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    • 13th Nov 08, 11:08 AM
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    • 13th Nov 08, 11:08 AM
    mine have 2x £1 coins in them, chocolate coins, ferrero rocher, worthers original (wrapped) and assorted gold sweets form the market so there is loads in them. they are both only having 1 scratch card in when hubby buys them.
    Originally posted by yummy-mummy-amy
    Thanks I think I will get some werthers and see if they can go at the bottom to bulk up a little.
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    • angie_baby
    • By angie_baby 13th Nov 08, 11:16 AM
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    angie_baby
    has anyone got any ideas on what type of pot i could use? :confused:

    Im doing about 12 but havent seen anything cheapish or something i like.

    Can any one help?

    Thanks

    PS. Im was only going to use choc coins and 2 cards. Will prob use some tissue paper to pad it out a bit.
    • Mme.Hibou
    • By Mme.Hibou 13th Nov 08, 11:24 AM
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    Mme.Hibou
    What could one use instead of Ferrero Rocher? Or just fill up using smaller golden wrapped sweets?

    • MissBailey
    • By MissBailey 13th Nov 08, 11:30 AM
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    What could one use instead of Ferrero Rocher? Or just fill up using smaller golden wrapped sweets?
    Originally posted by Lydia82

    Werthers are a good option, they're 84p a bag in Tesco and really gold and shiny. I also plan on looking in Woollies at their pick and mix selection. My Dad doesn't like FR so I'm going to have to find something extra to subsitute his with.
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  • RustyFlange
    I probably sound like I have completely lost the plot now ... however if someone can find gold pie cases these would work?

    I just spotted these ... there is a size guide for them not sure if they would be any good but ideal for making up a few??

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/100-Gold-foil-LARGE-muffin-paper-cases-birthday-fairy_W0QQitemZ380081008653QQcmdZViewItem?hash=ite m380081008653&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A 1301|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318
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    I think they'd look great if you cellophane them up and use a gold pull bow
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    • stardrops42
    • By stardrops42 13th Nov 08, 11:54 AM
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    Hi

    I'm putting McVities Gold chocolate biscuit bars in with mine (pack of 9 for 99p), thought it would bulk it out a bit while keeping the gold theme going. Haven't done them yet so not sure how they will look
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  • RustyFlange
    Hi

    I'm putting McVities Gold chocolate biscuit bars in with mine (pack of 9 for 99p), thought it would bulk it out a bit while keeping the gold theme going. Haven't done them yet so not sure how they will look
    Originally posted by stardrops42

    Oooh thanks, another brilliant idea, do you mind if I steal it? I know my sister loves these and you can't get them in bulgaria! ... only problem is if I buy them then I will either A - eat them myself or B - fight with OH and my kids so they don't eat them!
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    • patentgirl
    • By patentgirl 13th Nov 08, 1:12 PM
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    patentgirl
    they look fab Rusty will be copying them for my lot if you dont mind I was going to put a lucky dip lottery ticket in as well folded like a scroll with a gold ribbon
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    • xkymx
    • By xkymx 13th Nov 08, 1:24 PM
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    xkymx
    not done mine yet but i have bought some cheap gold lamnetta i know thats spelt wrong lol but you know what i mean the tinsel stuff but they look good are you going to wrap them up what ever you devide on the people who they are for will love them


    as for cheap bowls they had nice ones in morrisons xmas plastic ones 99p and they were bogof hth
    • papworth
    • By papworth 13th Nov 08, 1:35 PM
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    papworth
    There is often a special lottery on Christmas Eve isn't there? I'm waiting to see. I'm struggling to find gold pots as well and Ikea is about 100 miles away!
    • stardrops42
    • By stardrops42 13th Nov 08, 1:38 PM
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    stardrops42
    Oooh thanks, another brilliant idea, do you mind if I steal it? I know my sister loves these and you can't get them in bulgaria! ... only problem is if I buy them then I will either A - eat them myself or B - fight with OH and my kids so they don't eat them!
    Originally posted by RustyFlange
    I know what you mean I,ve left mine in my desk at work until I'm ready to make them because if I take them home they will disappear before they even get near a pot of gold
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