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Old 06-09-2008, 06:53 PM
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I'm trying to look for boxes used for shipping (the kind with the thinner cardboard). I've found that the cardboard boxes I got from the nearby bar and grill are too thick to make templates out of them (my knife doesn't cut through them easily). Besides waiting for someone to send me more fabric, where might I find boxes with cardboard that thin?
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Old 06-09-2008, 06:59 PM
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cereal boxs, or maybe like gift boxs you can buy in pkgs of 3 or so(fairly cheap.) I think someone once suggested using plastic lids off oatmeal boxes works good too.
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Originally Posted by mgshaw
cereal boxs, or maybe like gift boxs you can buy in pkgs of 3 or so(fairly cheap.) I think someone once suggested using plastic lids off oatmeal boxes works good too.
I tried using the plastic lids off the ice cream buckets (as there's like 800 of them here), but that didn't work as well as I thought it would. And the gift box cardboard is too thin (at least in my opinion). I'll look into the cereal boxes. That sounds like those will work perfectly. :D I'll have to ask a friend of mine if he has any...unfortunatly, we buy ours in the bags.
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Old 06-09-2008, 07:19 PM
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The boxes are free at the Post Office. If they don't have them out in the lobby where you can take what you need, ask for Priority boxes.
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Old 06-09-2008, 07:19 PM
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I've used the poster board from the Dollar Store with success.
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Old 06-09-2008, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Joan
The boxes are free at the Post Office. If they don't have them out in the lobby where you can take what you need, ask for Priority boxes.
Now that I think about it, I think I would need the priority shipping boxes (not that I was aware there were two types of shipping boxes). I believe most of the fabric I've gotten has been priority shipping.
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did you try the round circles that pizzas come on i know they used to sell them at party tree stores along time ago or any resturant supply store
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:55 PM
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I use plastic plates to make templates.
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I save the back cardboard off of paper tablets. Like note pads, sprial binders. You could also buy a sheet of poster board. It comes in different thinkness.
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Old 06-12-2008, 07:06 PM
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Maybe go to the post office. The one here has boxes on the table out in the foyer for Express Mail and flat rate shipping. As long as you only took a couple, I doubt they'd care.
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