Cute Containers For Cookie Bouquets

Baking By PJ37 Updated 8 Oct 2008 , 9:55pm by shanzah67

PJ37 Posted 3 Oct 2008 , 3:14am
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Wow, we're truely among serious talent here...I knew that already but it needs to be stated!

So here's a question--where do some of these people get such cute containers for the cookie bouquets? I've searched online for stuff like that and haven't found anything cute enough but cheap enough. I've just been using 39 cent clay pots!





Why yes!!!!

We should start a whole different thread about packaging ideas!!! thumbs_up.gif
A bakery packaging pageant! icon_biggrin.gif




What thoughts do you all have re: "cheap" cookie containers. I use clay
pots, dollar store containers on sale, and mugs.

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Honeydukes Posted 3 Oct 2008 , 8:22pm
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kimberlina25 Posted 4 Oct 2008 , 5:51am
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I've seen paint cans used. Here are some ideas for decorating them.
http://tipjunkie.blogspot.com/2007/10/paint-can-gifts.html
http://activerain.com/blogsview/267116/Paint-Can-Goodies

It was also discussed here.

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-604323.html





i love tip junkie! Such a great place for ideas!

manatee19 Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 12:41am
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I just bought some halloween ones for a buck in Taget's dollar bins.....others I go through Joanns and Michael's for on sale stuff...I always find something good.

toleshed Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 10:11pm
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I buy flower pots at michaels/acmoore when on sale. Take a foam brush and just put a couple coats of paint on. Then stencil or take a sea sponge and tap a contrasting color on. Just did one today for halloween. Very cute

ckdcr8r Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 6:08am
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My husband built my bouquet boxes for me out of scrap plywood and the finished white wainscot panneling you can get at Home Depot. It came out to less than $2 a box. I stuff the inside with floral foam.

toleshed Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 10:06am
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ckdcr8r
Do you have pics of these? they sound great

yankeegal Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 7:20pm
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I look everywhere for containers/baskets-party stores, dollar stores, garden stores, and hardware stores(empty paint cans and silver buckets)
I try to shop off season so now is a great time to look for planters, pots and such. Stock up after every holiday and you can find things up to 75% off.

Sweet_Guys Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 11:59pm
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Like yankeegal, we purchase at the end of a season for the following year's season when the items are discounted up to 75-80% off. Also try Old Time Pottery if near you. They have interesting product lines that you won't find in Joann's/Michaels/Dollar Store/Walmart type places.

ckdcr8r Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 4:19am
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ckdcr8r
Do you have pics of these? they sound great




You can kinda see them in my cookie gallery www.wordofmouthcookieco.com. Most of the boxes are covered up by the tissue paper, but they are about 8" square and 3" deep.

shanzah67 Posted 8 Oct 2008 , 9:55pm
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ckdcr8r , I love your site!

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