We have a warehouse near to our home which sells a wide variety of items, my Mam has a business and this allows us access, I love to have a shop in there every now and again as it is totally like an Aladdins cave.
The last time we visited the warehouse was to look for items for my sisters 21st birthday and we came across a stand of these boxes. The boxes were available in about 20 different colours and they are available in plain colours, metallic and holographic finishes so there really are loads of choices.
I paid £1.45 plus the dreaded VAT for a pack of 10 of the little boxes and selected the metallic silver and a cerise holographic finish. The packs were wrapped in plastic and sealed so it was simply a case of ripping them open to get to the boxes although then there was nothing to keep them in once opened.
The boxes come flat packed and are about 2 inches square, the boxes are very easy to put together you simply open out the box and then push inside to push the base of the box into place. Once you have got the base in place the box stays up on it's own because of the way the base interlocks, two sides of the cube have little handles on them and then the other two have triangles of the cardboard with a slit in the middle so that they can be pushed over the handles to fasten the box closed.
The boxes are pretty strong and we filled them with chocolate mini eggs which make the boxes pretty heavy once they are full but the handles lift the box up without a problem. We used the boxes to attach to some of the helium balloons to dot around the tables aswell as the ones we had put around the backs of the chairs.
The boxes are a lovely idea and I have made some up just as a box rather than a balloon weight for a little boys birthday party which went down really well. I think the boxes are great they are strong, pretty to look at and a decent price too.
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