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Movie baskets: HELP, PICS, anything please! UPDATED w/ finished product...

Posted by on Nov. 11, 2009 at 12:15 AM
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I'm making movie baskets this year. I know lots of you have done it. I already have the baskets, the movie cards $10 a piece, popcorn and movie sized candies, and juice boxes for the kids. I will be picking up sodas later, I just don't know how to make it look NICE. KWIM? Or what else would go with the movie theme to go in them.

I will put the plastic wrap around them, tie it with a bow, made a little poem to explain that I was giving the gift of time with family. IDK, I can see it in my head, I just worry it won't come out that way. HELP please!! And pix of yours would be great!

 

 This is what I'm writing on the tag:

"I thought of you and what you'd need-

on a cold December eve'

This gift you see, that came to mind-

The gift of rest and family time

Now settle in and snuggle close-

Enjoy the treats and cozy toes

So here's to you, and that you might-

Have a super movie night!"

(I'm going to include super fuzzy socks if you were wondering about the toes part, lol)

This is finished without wrapping:

This is wrapped in cellophane:

And finally, this is all 3, done with bows. They were each a little different...

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by on Nov. 11, 2009 at 12:15 AM
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krissylea77
by on Nov. 11, 2009 at 12:46 AM

You could also put some DVDs from the dollar store and some small bowls for individual bowls of popcorn.  Just a couple of ideas....

auntietotty
by on Nov. 11, 2009 at 1:18 AM

I used to make movie BOXES for my kids when they were growing up...just wrapped up like a gift.

Theirs always had a movie or 2, their favorite candy, favorite soda, other snacks, sometimes a fleece throw...a couple of yrs I threw in a pair of flannel jammie pants.

valerie0103
by on Nov. 11, 2009 at 8:29 AM

I've been curious about how to put it together also so I hope to see some pics

momoflilangel
by on Nov. 11, 2009 at 8:33 AM

bump

AM-BRAT
by on Nov. 11, 2009 at 10:27 AM

I considered buying actual movies, but decided the rental card was the way to go.

I ALSO thought about snuggies to go with them, lol, but that would get a little extreme. I would need 10 of them. I was trying to keep it cheap lol!

But maybe small fleece blankets... Bump for ideas and pix please!

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Kivara
by on Nov. 11, 2009 at 10:47 AM

I have done them 2 ways...

in a basket (choose a kinda small basket, so it looks like everything is BURSTING out)

or, in a dollar store chip bowl:
but without the fake popcorn spilled all over, haha

~Heather


AM-BRAT
by on Nov. 11, 2009 at 11:14 AM

This is exactly what I was thinking it would look like. But I have shallower baskets, I'm hoping the cellophane will keep it all together and upright, and the ribbon.

Also, I was thinking a minute ago to include those UBER fuzzy socks, I've seen them at the dollar store, a pair for each. I'm excited! Thanks ladies!

Quoting Kivara:

I have done them 2 ways...

in a basket (choose a kinda small basket, so it looks like everything is BURSTING out)

or, in a dollar store chip bowl:
but without the fake popcorn spilled all over, haha

~Heather


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mom2LandL
by on Nov. 11, 2009 at 11:16 AM

I have a friend who work at the movie theater and I got her to give me BIG popcorn buckets for mine---talk to them, maybe they will let you buy some real cheap or even give them to you.

Kivara
by on Nov. 11, 2009 at 11:40 AM

Use double-sided tape to hold things together before adding the cellophane. That's what the big companies do.

If your basket is too deep...add some crinkled cellophane to the bottom.


AM-BRAT
by on Nov. 11, 2009 at 12:42 PM

OOOOH. Double sided tape. Brilliant. It NEVER would've crossed my mind, thanks!

 bouncingI can't wait to get these things going and post pix...

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