Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Blessing mix for fun fall giving

Justrite has a recipe challenge this week and I was planning on making this " Blessing mix" to give to my daughters small group leaders for youth group so what a better way then to combine the two.
I sized the saying to fit in my spellbinders leaf die.I die cut it and then edged it with some distress ink with a sponge.
I then stamped my Justrite "Enjoy the days of Autumn" stamp and colored it with copics and I cut it out and attached it to the other side of the leave with the saying on the other side. I die cut one small leaf in brown and added it at the bottom.
I put my Blessing mix in a long bag and tied the leaf onto the top of the bag. It is an inexpensive way to say thank you with a fun fall flair.
Blessing Mix
The bugles are the symbol of the Cornucopia, a horn of plenty.
The pretzels are the arms folded in thanks.
The candy corn reminds us of the corn the pilgrims had to eat the first winter.
The fruit ( candied orange slice) is a reminder of that Thanksgiving is a celebration
of the Harvest.
The peanuts represent the seeds, the potential of the bounteous harvest for the
next season if they are planted and well tended.
You can layer the ingredients in the bag or mix them all up in a bowl if you like.I used a candied orange slice but you could put in dried fruit like cranberry's if you like.For those of you who might be scratching your heads over Bugles they are in the snack isle by the pretzels and chips.
I hope you have fun making this and giving it.
Make time to play today.
Donna Polley

" When I stand before God at the end of my life, I hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and I could say,"I used everything you gave me" Erma Bombeck Writer

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