Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Thanksgiving Blessings

Thanksgiving Blessing Mix
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As I was looking for projects and ideas for my tool time presentation I stumbled upon an adorable cello bag full of yummy munchies and a tag explaining the Thanksgiving Blessing Mix. The project was created by Kathy Hill, she was gracious enough to send me all the information to make the project. (Thanks Kathy!!) To view Kathy's Thanksgiving Blessings Mix, click here.

I decided to put my Thanksgiving Blessing Mix in a small paint can I had purchased at AMM. I used the Dotted Autumn stamp set to accessorise the can to coordinate with the rest of the pieces I had created for my dinner table. The hardest part of Thanksgiving is waiting for the delicious food to be served... I thought this mix would be a fabulous munchie as well as an expression of gratitude for the many blessings we have.

Project Details
Stamps: Dotted Autumn
Ink: Versamark (heat embossing)
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, More Mustard, Old Olive and Very Vanilla
Other: Mustard Grosgrain Ribbon, Olive and Mustard Narrow Organdy Ribbon, Copper Cording, More Mustard Brads, 1/4" circle punch (brad mats)

Thanksgiving Blessing Mix Recipe
2 cups Bugles brand corn snacks 2 cups small pretzels 1 cup candy corn 1 cup dried fruit bits or raisins 1 cup peanuts or sunflower seeds 1 cup M&Ms brand chocolate candy 16 Hershey's brand chocolate kisses

In a large bowl, gently mix all ingredients except Hershey's Kisses.
Place 1/3 to 1/2 cup Blessing Mix in small cellophane treat bags. Add one Hershey's Kiss to each bag.
Thanksgiving Blessing Mix

Bugles: Shaped like a cornucopia or Horn of Plenty, a symbol of our nation's abundance.
Pretzels: Arms folded in prayer, a freedom sought by those who founded our country.
Candy corn: Sacrifices of the Pilgrims' first winter. Food was so scarce that settlers survived on just a few kernels of corn a day.
Nuts or seeds: Promise of a a future harvest, one we will reap only if seeds are planted and tended with diligence.
Dried fruits: Harvest gifts of our bountiful land.
M&Ms: Memories of those who came before us to guide us to a blessed future.
Hershey's Kiss: The love of family and friends that sweetens our lives


Melissa said...

You are seriously out-doing yourself with this set! Fabulous!

Patti Gingrich said...

What a great project! Thanks for sharing the recipe for the mix. I've been looking for something to share with my co-workers to let them know how much I enjoy working with them...this will be a nice treat.

StampMom said...

Wow, this is fabulous, perfect for neighbors & friends. THANKS for sharing it!

Trisha Corpus said...

I love this it is so beautiful. I searched and searched where did you get the paint can? It looks see through(clear) is it? I have not seen this before can you tell me where to purchase.