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#31 Ms Di

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    Posted 30 May 2011 - 06:41 PM

    Such an awesome idea!!! You did a wonderful job!!!



    #32 shanthif

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      Posted 30 May 2011 - 07:11 PM

      those are really cute! great idea!



      #33 lizsays2u

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        Posted 31 May 2011 - 10:47 AM

        Really cute!



        #34 khamre

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          Posted 11 June 2011 - 03:47 PM

          Thank you so much for the idea. I started doing up toothpick books for our guests and loved them so much I ended up making Q-tip books for our welcome bags

           



          #35 pintsize1

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            Posted 30 June 2011 - 03:36 AM

            very cute.  they will definitely come in handy for your guests!
             

            Originally Posted by skp1 

            I saw this in a restaurant last summer and loved the idea – instead of a book of matches advertising the restaurant they had what looked like matches, but inside were toothpicks.  I knew right away I wanted these for my wedding.  Problem is the idea has no caught on.  I could find plenty of wedding vendors selling matchbooks, but none sold toothpicks.  The only ones I found on-line were geared toward restaurants with the lowest minimum quantity being 4,000!  I was going to go ahead and purchase them anyway because I really wanted them, but seriously, what am I going to do with 4,000 of these?  So I decided to make it into a DIY project.

            Using the tattered sample from last summer I made a template in Word and printed it on white cardstock.  I neglected to try one out beforehand and after getting carpel tunnel from cutting and folding, I realized I was 1/8 inch short.  Ugh!  I adjusted the template and started over.  Due to all the angles, it’s easier to cut with scissors as opposed to the rotary cutter so I can’t make too many in one sitting.  I cut the inserts using a craft knife left over from my STDs.  Then folded the flaps and along the dotted lines.  The “book” is made to hold 7 toothpicks – the fancy style ones with rounded tops.  I got a box of 250 for a little over $2.00 at my local supermarket.  So not counting my time, it’s a pretty cheap project.

            I’m putting one book in each OOT bag and then a few in the bathroom amenity baskets.  I’d love to have some more, but they are time consuming to make so I’m not sure I’ll be able to do it.  I have a few more projects to do, so we’ll see.  I'm attaching pictures and template in case anyone else wants to do it too.

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            #36 beachesSB1412

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              Posted 20 July 2011 - 07:01 PM

              Now THIS is an original DIY idea!  Good job - havent seen this one yet.....might have to use it!



              #37 herbaltees

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                Posted 24 July 2011 - 05:47 AM

                Cute idea. Can't wait to try it, myself.



                #38 Bruuning17

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                  Posted 24 July 2011 - 08:03 AM

                  Very cute!



                  #39 cdc150

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                    Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:25 AM

                    adorable!



                    #40 bride2b2013

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                      Posted 01 August 2011 - 06:00 PM

                      great idea very creative!


                      Bride & Groom + 40 booked and counting :)





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