Finished Baskets - Part 2

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Special Occasions & Other Celebrations
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  • 98J That hamper for your mum is fantastic! Well done :)
    junior_j wrote: »
    That basket is wonderful!

    The only thing im worried about is the cellophane because i dont have ebay/paypal account and i dont want one just for that .. do florist sell it?

    Jess x

    Junior J you can just buy it from your local florists although you will pay a bit more than you would buying a roll however an example of the price my local florist charges me anything between 50p-60p a metre I think it depends on how much business they have that day!
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  • junior_j wrote: »
    Could u wrap plastic storage basket with a nice wrapping paper , instead of buying the wicker sort of baskets?

    Jess x

    Yes you can, or you can even cover cardboard boxes in paper and use them as a hamper basket. Baskets can also be picked up cheaply aswell dependant on where you get them from. Rather than wrapping a plastic storage box you could just get some tissue paper or shredded paper and put that in as a base?
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  • shaz_mum_of__2shaz_mum_of__2 Forumite
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    After some help

    someone did an army basket with a army rubber duck in

    where can i get one i want to send my son one

    Also looking for ideas tor hamper/presents for said son 17 and got more disposable income than i will ever have .....he is in the army and has no real hobbies but has just bought himself a ps3

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  • Shaz there are a few on ebay but some are quiet expensive
    http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_trksid=m38.l1313&_nkw=army+duck

    If he has just bought himself a ps3 then how about a blu ray movie? as these can play on the ps3. slightly more expensive than normal dvds but so worth it and you can pick them up cheap when on offer etc
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  • Great new thread.

    98j your basket looks brilliant. The Notebook is possibly one of the best tearjerkers I have ever seen, what a great film!

    Junior J: I think from reading previous threads that HobbyCraft sell cellophane pretty cheaply, but I haven't checked this out for myself yet.
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  • I'm thinking of doing "foodie " baskets this year, with special treats for individuals, eg flour free mince pies for dd, and home made tomato sauce for ds etc, etc. Thought I might do ingredients for cookies in a jar, somewhere I once saw a www for stuff like that, cant find it now!!! any ideas?
  • mary43mary43 Forumite
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    98 -brilliant hamper - your Mum will love it and what a good price :T

    Well, no piccys I'm afraid but I've sorted out teenage grandaughters christmas and birthday stuff - job to work out how to split them up.
    Anyway :

    Christmas is a hamper/basket -contents:
    Handbag from charity shop..........................£1.00
    Teddy...........ditto.....................................£1.00
    Flannel Handbag (bought at fete)..................£1.50
    Purse with mini nail varnish..........................£1.00
    Canned rainbows (rainbow drop sweets in tub) 50p
    Stripey socks (unwanted gift at charity shop) 50p
    'Magic Scarf' ditto...................£1.00
    Safe keeping jar.......................................... -
    Door hanger.(Never know how to price these)£3.00
    Flannel raindeer..........................................£1.50

    Total........................................................£11.00


    Birthday - put this lot in a shoe box
    Pack Glitter lip gloss..........................................70p
    Body Jewels.................................................... 50p
    Striper sock with toes in.....................................50p
    'Mood strap' - fixes on to mobile phone..................50p
    Shopaholic joke pills............................................20p
    Light up nails..................................................£1.00
    Photo Album........................................................50p
    Teddy Key Ring....................................................10p
    Lip gloss.(non glitter).............................................50p
    'Funky' Magnet phone holder....................................50p
    2 Books (both freebies)..........................................-

    Total..............................................................£5.50

    Tomorrow I''d better sort teenage grandsons out...........it looks like he's not got so much as his sister.............:confused:
    Mary

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  • I'm thinking of doing "foodie " baskets this year, with special treats for individuals, eg flour free mince pies for dd, and home made tomato sauce for ds etc, etc. Thought I might do ingredients for cookies in a jar, somewhere I once saw a www for stuff like that, cant find it now!!! any ideas?

    Have a look on the gifts in a jar thread as I know a few of the girls over there have done twinks hobknobs in a jar which sound and look fantastic!
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  • Sounds fantastic Mary and I bet it looks just as great!
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  • Well done Mary 43 and 98jdougl for your hampers :T I sure they will go down a storm. Where did you buy the mood strap Mary that sounds a great little gift.?

    I had an idea about weavng ribbon through my hamper to make it look special. I`m going to take a basket out tomorrow and try it .

    Re food hampers try tesco for cheap kilner type jars or ikea. For cellobags the lakeland ones are my favourite for sweets. Home and bargains do cheap cookie cutters as do instore.


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