Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Thanksgiving Mix

Today I'd like to share with you a little gift I made for my friend, it's a wrapped harvest candle and some Thanksgiving Mix. I've made more of these for family just like I've done for the past few years, everyone seems to love this Thanksgiving Mix and its something easy to make. The tag on the mix reads:

Thanksgiving Day Mix
The Bugles are a symbol of the Cornucopia, a horn of plenty.
The Pretzels represent arms folded in thanks and prayer.
The Candy Corn reminds us that during the first winter, the pilgrims were allowed only five kernels of corn per day because food was scarce.
The Fruit (or candy orange slices in this case) is a reminder that Thanksgiving is a celebration of the harvest.
The Peanuts represent seeds, the potential of the bounteous harvest for the next season if they are planted and well-tended.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Supplies: Falling Leaves, Circle punches, Ribbon, Brads, Corner tag punch, Linen thread, Tacky tape. Colors: Soft Suede, Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla.

PS I also threw in some chocolate carmel Hersey kiss in the mix because everyone loves a little chocolate.

Hope your having a good day!

19 comments:

Auntie Michelle said...

Very cute! I might just have to "borrow" this idea. :)

~Q~ said...

Beautiful! I love this idea and am printing this out so I don't forget!

Tammi said...

Lynn this is wonderful, love this idea! I'm having everyone over for Thanksgiving this year, I might give this out too, TFS!

Danni said...

What a neat gift!! Very nice!

Sparkle said...

What a lovely gift! Will have to make some of this mix.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Lynn, this is just as cute as it can be! You have a very lucky friend!

I made this treat mix a long time ago. I see it is popping up all over again and need to get the ingredients to make again.

Vicki said...

Very cute, who wouldn't love to receive this?

Melissa Sauls said...

Oh this is just lovely Lynn. It's so perfectly fallish! Thanks for providing the recipe and what each item represents. It looks totally yummy!

RuthieB said...

I love this! I just finally found the candy corn today to make this for a craft show I'm doing this weekend. I am so happy you posted this because your idea for packaging is wonderful!! Thank you so much for all your inspiration!

Erna said...

What a very cute gift Lynn!!

Vicki (CraftCrazy98) said...

I was so tickled to get these gorgeous gifts... it was so thoughtful of you, Lynn. Oh, and can I just tell you that the Thanksgiving mix lasted about 2 seconds in my house! Sadly, it is already long gone! But the family definitely enjoyed it. Hope son #1 is feeling better!

Tiffaney in VA said...

A lovely gift idea. These are some of my favorite to view at this time of year. TFS!

Tiffaney in VA said...

A lovely gift idea. These are some of my favorite to view at this time of year. TFS!

Jena said...

What a great idea - I hope you don't mind if I borrow it! TFS!

Craftin' in the Rain said...

I love that idea, tfs. I will have to try it!

Dani said...

I think I may just have to steal this idea! Love it!

Pam Speidel said...

Love this idea Lynn and plan to use it for the gals coming to my Stamp-a-Stack on Saturday. Went to W-mart today and they had NO candy corn or autumn colored hershey's kisses ...it was all Christmas candy! Love the mixture you put together with the orange slices...makes it very festive! Thanks for another FABULOUS idea! :)

Tina said...

Fab idea, so elegant and pretty.

Kelly said...

Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper’s blog finds of the day Thanksgiving Edition. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stampinuplnstampers/