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jennalynnrichards
« on: December 03, 2010 11:19:34 AM »

I used clear wrap that you use for gift baskets, ribbons and a piece of styrofoam to make a peppermint.

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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2010 08:02:32 PM »

 What a great idea to deal with excess shipping materials. I'm assuming the red stripes are the ribbon hot-glued?
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2010 08:09:15 PM »

What a great idea to deal with excess shipping materials. I'm assuming the red stripes are the ribbon hot-glued?

I actually didn't know how hot glue would hold on styrofoam so I just used tape. The ribbon was starting to come off but once the clear wrap was on, it stayed it place. But hot glue would be worth a try.
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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2010 09:04:40 AM »

These are really awesome, LOVE THEM!   The hot glue would melt the styrofoam, pretty sure.  The tape works! :-)

Here's a link that tells you the do's and don't: http://www.ehow.com/way_5188456_kind-glue-can-used-styrofoam_.html
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2010 10:24:32 AM »

Thanks for the styrofoam gluing lesson. I do use hot glue (low temp) but I've learned that it works better if the glue goes on the non-foam item & just blow on it a bit to cool it, and while it is still tacky, then press it in place. I think this will be a great project to deal with the large chunks of foam I get at work (there's no foam recycling here) and use red coloured duct tape for the stripes....Then for fun, put them in with customer's orders as a packing material Wink
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