Cheap extras!

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  1. o0oCharlieo0o

    o0oCharlieo0o Well-Known Member

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    i decided id like to give a cheap little extra with everyones presents so thought of chocolates, but they can work out expensive so heres what im doing lol, iv bought asda belgian chocolate truffles and cappachino belgian choc truffles, and ill be wrapping them in new wrapping, 5 to a lil bag, and you get 15 in a box (3 boxes for £3) the wrapping i bought from hobby craft was £2.59 for 2.5metres and has snowflakes all over it, and i bought merry christmas ribbon in hobby craft for 59p per metre, heres some pics of my practice one lol (the ribbon isnt the xmas ribbon, i used just plain red for the practice) cheap and festive lol oh and also i tasted 1 (or two lol) to see if they are ok and they are DELICIOUS!!!!! and dont taste cheap at all!

    heres the cheap truffles
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    the lovely cellophane wrap
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    merry xmas ribbon
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    and the finished item (there is 6 in this bag)
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  2. Younglutonmum

    Younglutonmum Mummy To Maya & Bump

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    Wow

    Feel free to send some my way hun :)
     
  3. Mamafy

    Mamafy Mum to 5 & Angel Mum to 4

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    You clever clogs:D brilliant idea!!
     
  4. WelshGirl

    WelshGirl Mummy at last!!

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    Ooh...good idea....sorry, but I think I might have to pinch this idea!!!

    xx
     
  5. oOKayOo

    oOKayOo Well-Known Member

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    Thats a great idea!! Im going to nick it and do that with my family and friends!!
     
  6. o0oCharlieo0o

    o0oCharlieo0o Well-Known Member

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    lol pinch away hun, i posted it hoping it would help others with some ideas, i know how hard it is to do something cheap and look nice, iv got so much to buy its becoming crazy and these little chocolate treats will help with making xmas that bit cheaper lol!
     
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    That i shall definatly be doin!! x
     
  8. Amanda

    Amanda Mum of 3

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    They look great hun! Definitely nicking that one!!:hugs:
     
  9. xXDonnaXx

    xXDonnaXx Well-Known Member

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    Oooh great idea.:p
     
  10. nessajane

    nessajane Well-Known Member

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    thats a fab idea... id never think to do something like that!!
    your super organised hun :)
     
  11. vickie83

    vickie83 Mama to 2 little ladybugs

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    Looks fab! I feel a trip to Hobbycraft coming on lol
     
  12. princess_bump

    princess_bump Happy Wife & Mumma!

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    what a lovely idea :)
     
  13. o0oCharlieo0o

    o0oCharlieo0o Well-Known Member

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    thanks everyone, also to add i tried asda own toffe and chocolate eclairs today to see if they were any good to wrap them like the truffles for the toffee lovers in the family lol and they were nice! and really cheap, was about 30p a bag! heres a pic of what they look like so you can spot them in asda if u wana get em lol

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  14. katieandbump

    katieandbump Well-Known Member

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    Brilliant ideas hun well done. I love being creative and doing things like that thanks for the help. Keep the good christmasy budgeting ideas coming. xxxxxx
     
  15. Roxie

    Roxie Expecting #3

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    is a really great idea


    i think il do that for freinds and family so i can spend more on the baby wmhaha lol



    xx
     
  16. Dream.A.Dream

    Dream.A.Dream Mum to 6yo and WTT #2!

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    That's a great idea :)
     
  17. todteach

    todteach Dreams can come true

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    make sure to keep the chocolates in the freezer, if you're keeping (and not testing them all out :rofl:) for Christmas time. would hate to see them spoil on you.
     
  18. o0oCharlieo0o

    o0oCharlieo0o Well-Known Member

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    lmao at the moment im just in the testing stages lol, i will buy new ones closer to the time lol
     
  19. todteach

    todteach Dreams can come true

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    Well, send some over my way, and I can tell you if they taste okay or not. :rofl:
     
  20. Becki77

    Becki77 Mummy of 2 little men!

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    What a great idea!
    Does anyone know where i can get the cellpohane wrap from other than hobby craft? we dont have a hobby craft where i live!
     
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