Cheapest Place To Buy 1/2" Foam Core?

Decorating By IDoCakesinTX Updated 19 Jun 2009 , 12:11am by DamarisC

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IDoCakesinTX Posted 18 Jun 2009 , 5:29pm
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Where is the best online or local place to buy the 1/2" foam core board Sharon Zambito uses? It's $5 a sheet at my local Hobby Lobby......WAY too expensive for me......

Anyone have a good go-to place for this?

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Loucinda Posted 18 Jun 2009 , 8:11pm
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That is about the same price at Michaels - I use the 40% off coupon everytime I don't need something else to stock up on it. OR wait till they have the sale on the 1/4" (2 for $3.) and buy a bunch of those to glue together.

I can get several boards out of one 20x30 piece so if you look at it that way it isn't too bad. Just add it in to the costs of the cake - I don't know of any other board you can use that is cheaper.

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PinkLisa Posted 18 Jun 2009 , 8:23pm
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I don't know if you have a Pearl Paint, discount art supplier, near you. They have 1/2" foamcore for $3.66. They also have an online store you can order from (don't know about the shipping though).

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PinkLisa Posted 18 Jun 2009 , 8:30pm
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Also, at Pearl Paint you can get the larger size board 32x40 for $6.28.

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IDoCakesinTX Posted 18 Jun 2009 , 11:21pm
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Thanks gals. I guess I'll just have to slowly stock up w/ those coupons. I really thought I'd be able to find them cheap online somewhere.....but unless you pay a few hundred and get them in bulk, they're really not any cheaper. I'm not that popular in town yet....so no need to stock up....can't "count the eggs b/f they hatch!"

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DianeLM Posted 18 Jun 2009 , 11:27pm
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Hobby Lobby has them on sale for 50% off every few weeks. Check the ads closely every week as they're not always listed in the same place. Sometimes they're under 'art', sometimes under 'framing' and sometimes they're listed in small print along the bottom of the ad.

Also check to see when your Hobby Lobby gets its weekly shipment. Mine is on Thursday, so I don't even bother trying to stock up before then. However, if you happen to shop at the same Hobby Lobby as me, the weekly shipment comes in on Friday. hahahahahaha icon_wink.gif

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IDoCakesinTX Posted 18 Jun 2009 , 11:44pm
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Thank you SOOOO much DianeLM!!!! I really appreciate it!

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cakedesigner59 Posted 19 Jun 2009 , 12:09am
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I have a question....does Sharon use them to hold the weight of large tiers, like 14"? I usually just double my cardboards and cover that in contact paper. But that's not cheap either.

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DamarisC Posted 19 Jun 2009 , 12:11am
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You can try artsupply.com and click foamboard, then sturdy board. they are not that bad in price, i think.

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