Monday, 30 April 2012

Chocolate Bargains At Tesco

Call me sad but ……Tesco have have packs of 4 Wispa, Crunchie, Twirl and Dairy Milk bars for £1 a pack until 15.05.12. I was only interested in the Dairy Milk as I like to “dress” them up, so I stocked up copiously, carefully checking the sell by date, which was mid March 2013, before handing over my ill gotten gains.

Tesco cadbury Dairy Milk

In my head I was already thinking “end of the school year” …. for “fairing” gifts – perhaps wrapped up in maps of exotic climes …. or wrapped royally for the  Diamond Jubilee, but it’s too good a bargain to miss, working out even better than the poundshops!

Diamond Jubilee Crafts–Party Poppers

I’ve seen a few packs of Diamond Jubilee party poppers in the shops but thought how easy it would be to decorate my own and save a bit of money ……
Diamond Jubilee Crafts Party Poppers.
….. especially as I already had a packet of these paper chains (below) from my local Cancer Research shop and which I have used in several projects previously. They only cost £2.00, are double sided and there are 240 links in a pack, which will last forever!!
Cancer Research paper Chains
All I have done is cut each link in half and colour the gaps between the flags with a matching Promarker pen as the original white was a little harsh.  Then I applied double sided tape to the link and rolled it round the popper …… simples!
Diamond Jubilee Crafts Party poppers
The “ordinary” poppers cost 99p for a pack of 20 from The Works. It was a very spookily find because although not branded as Jubilee items,  their plastic bodies match perfectly the vintage colour red, white and blue of the links, how brilliant is that??
Party poppers are not suitable for young children.