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  • Challenge for Christmas ~ The oxo box


    Just seen a post on FB about your memories of yester year and living very frugally.
    When we got married many years ago, we were as poor as church mice. we really wanted a tree for Christmas and so we saved up and went to Argos and bought a green reusuable tree. it cost us £12 which was an awful lot out of our budget. Chris told me that it would have to last us 12 years as then it would be a pound a year. We had it exactly 12 Christmases and then moved onto a new tree. *That cost us £8 and lasted 8 years! we are now on another £8 tree.... Anyway, having spend so much on the tree, we couldn't justify spending on baubles and so we gathered pine cones and covered tooth paste boxes and oxo boxes in wrapping paper and put them onto the tree and it looked lovely.
    I just finished an oxo box last night and was about to throw it away when I thought wouldn't it be a fitting tribute to Lynda Bellingham to decorate the box and put it on my tree in memory of all those people who didn't get to see this christmas
    So my challenge to you all is this:

    Decorate an oxo box. it's as simple as that ... use anything you want to embellish it or redesign it etc.
    Add your entry here.
    Last edited by beadsbydesign; 11-11-2014, 09:07 AM.
    full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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    What a great idea. I only read about Lynda Bellingham last week actually. I didn't even know she was ill, so I was shocked. The Oxo ads were on telly when I was a child. She really was a loved, household name. Anyway, that's one I'll definitely participate in. I don't often use Oxo, and especially not now, as I keep them for 'best' as it's so hard to get them here! So I'll just have to put the cubes in a jar (they'll be lost forever rattling about in my cupbaord otherwise) so I can use the box
    Charlotte x

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    • #3
      What a good idea, I remember the Oxo ads too. I think I've got a veggie Oxo cube box in the cupboard, better get my thinking cap on!
      "If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely." Roald Dahl

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      • #4
        Great idea.....I'm in.
        Sarah x

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        • #5
          Hmmmmm.......?

          Dave.

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          • #6
            I presume it has to be obvious it's an Oxo box so we can't cover it up completely?
            "If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely." Roald Dahl

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            • #7
              it can be covered or uncovered. Doesn't matter. I also posted this on a FB crafters page and about 200 people so far have signed up!
              full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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              • #8
                Oh! A lot of competition then! And lots of Oxo boxes for you to look at and pick a winner!
                "If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely." Roald Dahl

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                • #9
                  I'm willing to offer a prize for the one with the most votes
                  Sarah x

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                  • #10
                    Thanks Sarah.

                    I have now got a page on Facebook for those who would also like to show their creations on there as well. pm me and I'll send you a link. You can share with your friends from there too.
                    full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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                    • #11
                      Don't/can't use Oxo and don't have a box...but since it is going to be covered up can I make a box of exact dimensions instead? (and if so can someone pretty please post the dimensions)

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                      • #12
                        hello!

                        So up for this- brill cant wait to get started- when is the deadline?? hope not missed it! :P could send me link to the fb page plz? x
                        My new blog - http://just-jennywren.blogspot.co.uk/

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                        • #13
                          We now have a competition running on the group and also a link to another comp as well. closing date is 12th December. (I think!)
                          full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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                          • #14
                            realy.i không nghĩ so

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                            • #15
                              I think now this competition is close.

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