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Topic: The Bon's big day is Saturday! and my OOT baskets  (Read 3674 times)
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« on: June 21, 2007 10:26:05 PM »

Woohoo! I just noticed that The Bon's wedding date is this Saturday! Congratulations! I am sure you are more prepared than I could ever hope to be. Have a wonderful day!

And just so I am not violating the Craftster law of "thou shall not post without intent", I'm going to post the evolution of my OOT baskets on here....

I bought some fabulously shaped, but super ugly purple coloured baskets at the dollar store.


I then painted them a lovely shade of green on the outside, and a darker shade of green on the inside.


I will post a picture of them filled with all the snacks, maps, slippers, and goodies, when I get them all ready to be delivered to the hotel. Here is a shot of the handmade coasters I'm doing for each of them. I'm a big time weirdo recycler. The boxes are from brie cheese, that I saved, and painted.


Then, I am doing the felt coasters in different flowers in my wedding colours, green/pink/brown. Each is backed with cork.




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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2007 05:08:43 AM »

Oh, oh!  I have to add OTT baskets to my list.  Ahhh!  Just when I think I'm making a dent, too...

Can't wait to see pix of them all filled!
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2007 09:18:59 AM »

strangely enough, the out of town packages are one of the things i'm most excited about making Cheesy

MAR, you found those at the DOLLAR STORE??  Shocked  i guess i have access to crappy dollar stores, or something, cos they only baskets they have are...  yeah.  i won't go there.  but they're bad.   Wink
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2007 09:39:38 AM »

Dollar Tree here has some funky ones like that, I think.

I think I need to go shopping today! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2007 12:21:37 AM »

Oh, oh!  I have to add OTT baskets to my list.  Ahhh!  Just when I think I'm making a dent, too...

Can't wait to see pix of them all filled!

Me either, I wish they were done and filled now!
Here's what I have thus far:
-Maps, each marked and noted
-Directions written out, with phone numbers and pertinent info and addresses
-a list of fun things to do in Chicago for down time
-Farmer's Market listings
-Treats for late night snacking
-Tea in several varieties
-foot soother fuzzy foaming packets
-cheap slippers from IKEA
-baby bottle of wine
-small packet of table water crackers
-stamped postcards of the city
-Chicago visitor's guidebook and fun walking tours pack
-handmade container of felt coaters made in wedding colours and wedding flower shapes
-handwritten "thank you" notes for every person coming in from out of town (ALL DONE!)

Can you think of anything else fun - and cheap - to put in them? I don't want to go crazy, I just want to have something nice waiting for our guests.
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2007 12:23:42 AM »

strangely enough, the out of town packages are one of the things i'm most excited about making Cheesy

MAR, you found those at the DOLLAR STORE??  Shocked  i guess i have access to crappy dollar stores, or something, cos they only baskets they have are...  yeah.  i won't go there.  but they're bad.   Wink

If you only have crappy $ stores, check out Target's dollar section. I also got two straw bags from their dollar section, to put the "younger" girl's OOT "basket" stuff in. I think the straw bags were $2.50 each. I love them, they are perfect to throw a book and a towel in and head to the beach!
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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2007 04:49:56 AM »

holy cow... i have to go to the dollar store anyways (well not HAVE to) but you made me really excited haha. I'm such a dork.
What does OTT mean?

And on your coasters, did you put anything else in them to make them stiffer or were they just felt?
Your stuff is awesome!
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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2007 04:51:46 AM »

oh, der. "backed with cork"
somehow i missed that.
disregard.
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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2007 09:04:10 AM »

holy cow... i have to go to the dollar store anyways (well not HAVE to) but you made me really excited haha. I'm such a dork.
What does OTT mean?

OOT means out-of-town.  The baskets are for her out-of-town guests when they arrive to their hotels/lodging. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2007 05:25:14 PM »

man... if i would actually read the posts more closely, i could probably have figured that out on my own.
there's actually a lot of those i dont know
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