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« on: December 21, 2006 06:44:48 PM »

I made 24 mugs of goodies for my fiance's employees for the holiday.  He wanted to get everyone something, but couldn't think of anything to purchase that everyone would enjoy and wouldn't break the bank.

Last year I made his department gel candles: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=69356.0

Chocolate covered pretzels, 3 kinds - red sugar, sprinkles & peanut butter drizzles.






Stir spoons - chocolate-dipped with crushed peppermint candies.






Suckers - chocolate reindeer, santa & candy canes.


Hot cocoa "cones"






The mugs all packed with treats & ready to go - woot!





Another member, minibooger, made an AWESOME version of these and posted them later in the thread.  Check 'em out!
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=140952.msg2298299#msg2298299
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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2006 06:57:51 PM »

Thats awesome.....I did those pretzels for our Christmas party last
Sat night....I love the lil cocoa cones....they are in the store for like
4 bucks each!!

Great work!!
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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2006 07:03:00 PM »

Thanks so much!

I saw that!  I was at Michael's looking for the cone bags the other day & while I was checking out I saw the ones they were selling (I never did find the cone bags - I had to make my own, grr!).
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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2006 07:25:36 PM »

wow that looks like a lot of work!
how much do think it costed approximately?
they definately look wonderful all put together! Shocked
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2006 07:26:00 PM »

Those are fantastic! I used to make foods for my employees when I had my interior design company. It really shows how much you appreciate them when you make it yourself.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2006 07:37:23 PM »

Wow!!! I wanna work for your husband's office! Wink
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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2006 07:44:07 PM »

Wow!
I love all those treats.  You did a great job.  How did you make you "own bags" for the cones? How did you make the peanut butter drizzles?
Thank you for sharing this wonderful idea!  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2006 07:44:51 PM »

wow that looks like a lot of work!
how much do think it costed approximately?
they definately look wonderful all put together! Shocked

Well, we already had the chocolate, sucker molds & sticks, but we bought almost everything else.

The Dollar Tree was our best friend (shh - don't tell them!)...hehe...
$1 mugs w/bag of candy in them x 24
$1 six pack of Swiss Miss x 4
$1 giant candy cane to crush up
$1 bag of pretzel rods x 2
$1 5 pack spools of ribbon
$1 bag of peanut butter baking chips x 2
$1 box of gallon-sized ziploc bags (to make the cones) x 2
$1 box of spoons x 2
= $38 at the Dollar Tree

We also bought the sprinkles, mini marshmallows sucker wrappers and press n' seal plastic wrap to use for the pretzel rods at Michael's and Kroger.  So, probably an additional $15 or so there.

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« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2006 07:49:10 PM »

Those are fantastic! I used to make foods for my employees when I had my interior design company. It really shows how much you appreciate them when you make it yourself.  Smiley

Doesn't it though?  My old boss used to make presents for us every year and everyone was so appreciative.

Wow!!! I wanna work for your husband's office! Wink

Aw! *blush*

Wow!
I love all those treats.  You did a great job.  How did you make you "own bags" for the cones? How did you make the peanut butter drizzles?
Thank you for sharing this wonderful idea!  Smiley

I could not find those darned bags anywhere!  Everyone was sold out. Sad  Michael's, Hobby Lobby, a few bakery supply stores even.

I tried to just use gallon-sized ziploc bags diagonally & scrunch 'em up but they looked awful and totally lost the "cone" look.  Sooo... I used a gallon-sized ziploc bag to make 2 cones.  I drew out the cones on the bags and then using a paper bag as a buffer, I ironed them to created the seals/seams.  Then I trimmed them.

For the drizzles, I melted a bag of peanut butter baking chips & added a little milk to thin it.  Then I poured it into a sandwich ziploc bag and cut an itty bitty hole in the corner to make a piping bag to draw the drizzles.
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« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2006 08:51:13 PM »

wow that looks like a lot of work!
how much do think it costed approximately?
they definately look wonderful all put together! Shocked

Well, we already had the chocolate, sucker molds & sticks, but we bought almost everything else.

The Dollar Tree was our best friend (shh - don't tell them!)...hehe...
$1 mugs w/bag of candy in them x 24
$1 six pack of Swiss Miss x 4
$1 giant candy cane to crush up
$1 bag of pretzel rods x 2
$1 5 pack spools of ribbon
$1 bag of peanut butter baking chips x 2
$1 box of gallon-sized ziploc bags (to make the cones) x 2
$1 box of spoons x 2
= $38 at the Dollar Tree

We also bought the sprinkles, mini marshmallows sucker wrappers and press n' seal plastic wrap to use for the pretzel rods at Michael's and Kroger.  So, probably an additional $15 or so there.



wowsers!! Shocked Shocked Shocked
thats pretty good considering you made so many!
i dont even think i have a dollertree around here Sad
we have dollerstores but they usually have junky stuff.
though at one place i went to last year they had a tealight holder that had three spots for tealightcandles on them and it was it the shape of a tree sort of, and everyone loved them so much! and they were only 2$ each and i bought the scented tealights at the dollerstore as well hehe

its great it was a one stop shopping trip!

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