Canadian Bees – Where did you find throwies materials?!?!

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Not Canadian but just curious – what’s a “throwie”? ALso, my Canadian friends complain about shipping costs and duty all the time :-(. Sorry stuff costs so much more! (but enjoy the hell out of your healthcare and year long mat leave – we don’t have that here 😉 ).

Post # 7
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11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@crayfish:  i am from canada and i do not know what a throwie is.

 

@mu_t:  what is a throwie?

Post # 8
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3047 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@mu_t: Not sure where you can buy them pre-assembled, but as you’re in Toronto – check out Active Surplus. My DH swear to that place and he’s a huge DIY technology geek. 🙂

Post # 9
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234 posts
Helper bee

Oh, Princessauto is also great for carrying these sort of things. You can call them to ask if they have the items you need and take a drive out to get them. There is one in Mississauga, but I am sure there is one closer.

http://www.princessauto.com  Their website is a bit of a hassle to navigate through, so I suggest going in person.

Post # 11
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1248 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@mu_t:  Use a LED string of Christmas lights (or spare LED string lights –even better), pop the light out of the socket.  There are two leads (silver wires) coming out from the lights. Put one lead on the + side of battery, the other lead on the – side.  Tape with electrical tape.  Done.

I had a defunct set of LED Christmas (plug in) string lights and converted all of the lights to throwies.  The lights work beautifully and last for many, many hours.  

Post # 13
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234 posts
Helper bee

@wabanzi:  Oh, that is great advice! I want to try making some now

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