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    • bluenose1
    • By bluenose1 3rd Nov 06, 11:01 AM
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    Make retro candy/sweet boxes and bouquets for adults & kids + Photos (MERGED)
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    • 3rd Nov 06, 11:01 AM
    Make retro candy/sweet boxes and bouquets for adults & kids + Photos (MERGED) 3rd Nov 06 at 11:01 AM
    Was looking through a magazine last night and they had page on what to buy for Christmas. One of them was a retro candy boxes for christmas for £25!!!!! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT.
    It contained all the old sweets such as those candy necklaces, wine gums etc.
    Got me thinking, you could easily buy an empty nail storage/screw box for about a £1 and then fill it with different sweets for a pound or two. I will put a cardboard parcel label on and some ribbon and hey presto.
    I know my kids and husband would love one. When christmas is over they can then be used to store bits and bobs.
    I am not very good at craft but even I should manage this.

    Heals Traditional Candy Tackle 24 Hole Box 1.5Kg
    £25.00


    Calling all candy lovers! This fabulous candy case holds 24 different type of candy including: Fried Eggs, Black Jacks, Milk Choc Ladybirds, Flying Saucers and Aniseed Balls.

    Last edited by MSE Martin; 16-10-2007 at 7:19 PM.
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  • victory
    Thanks anyone know how to get the last bit of sticky label off as it keeps coming off my hands but not the plastic anymore
    [QUOTE=misspiggy;51404641]I'm sure you're an angel in disguise Victory
  • victory
    Anyone?......................................... ..
    [QUOTE=misspiggy;51404641]I'm sure you're an angel in disguise Victory
    • jackieb
    • By jackieb 11th Oct 11, 8:05 AM
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    I always use acetone free nail varnish remover. The stuff with acetone in it might be okay too but i;ve never tried it. I've used the acetone free stuff to take of stickers off of Nintendo DS, and stickers off plastic boxes, all with no marks left.
    • Dark Star
    • By Dark Star 11th Oct 11, 11:05 AM
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    WD40 gets sticky gunk off....either use the squirty one from an aerosol can or the "pen" style & wipe off with kitchen roll/damp cloth/whatever is handy....always works for us
    Lurking in a galaxy far far away...
    • jillyjacks
    • By jillyjacks 11th Oct 11, 11:07 AM
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    try baby wipes....I have used them in the past and they remove sticky stuff quite easily
  • victory
    Thank you all for your replies I used in the end before I saw the replies warm water and roll it off with finger nail wipe with tea towel and repeat oh at least 20 times it is off now but was not a pleasant job and very time consuming
    [QUOTE=misspiggy;51404641]I'm sure you're an angel in disguise Victory
    • bluenose1
    • By bluenose1 16th Oct 11, 9:32 AM
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    Time to resurrect thread, some brill pictures on here for ideas.
    My 18,15, and 8 year old son ask for these each year.

    My tip would be don't make them up until a day or two before as I think they go a bit stale. They only take a few minutes to make up.
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    • lupyloo
    • By lupyloo 5th Nov 11, 4:46 PM
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    For anyone looking for sweets for their hampers I have ordered from here before http://www.handycandy.co.uk/index.php
    they have a really good selection including american sweets which will be perfect for BIL.

    I have also posted a code for 3.00 off when you spend 15.00 http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=3593917&highlight=handy+candy

    and delivery is only 2.99 hth
  • yabajaz
    my 99p shop had the plastic organiser boxes today. perfect for this and all you crafters x
    "A wise mum remembers her friends at all times, a foolish mum, only when she has need of them..."
    • dan12345678
    • By dan12345678 6th Dec 18, 6:10 PM
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    Sweets
    You can get loose sweets from this lot

    and the boxes I found at pound savers or was it bitz or it could have been wilkinsons

    Anyway, one of them :confused:

    They've got some great old goodies - I got some jazzies, lions midget gems, and strawberry foam.

    I once ordered a load of stuff from a quaretr of and it took 2 weeks for them to deliver to me!!! And it was knackered when it arrived

    Did anyone say you can buy them boxes at a fishing tackle shop - Because you can
    Originally posted by HenryMobilet
    You can buy boxes there now, they can do a deal if you need loads!
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