Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thanksgiving Blessing Mix Tutorial

Here is the tutorial for the 'Blessing Mix' used in our "Gobble Til You Wobble" Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Shoot with Anders Ruff.

A big thanks to Anders Ruff for customizing the cute ‘Blessing Mix’ bag toppers and poem to coordinate with their Happy Gobble Day printable package, (still available in their Etsy shop for only $12).  And a special thanks to Jen Carver of Banner Events & guest blogger to Anders Ruff for posting the tutorial on their site.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • {FREE} Anders Ruff “Blessing Mix” printables that you can DOWNLOAD HERE.
  • Medium sized. cellophane bag (ours measured approx. 3.5″ x 6.5″ )
  • 1 pkg. of Bugles snacks
  • 1 pkg. of pretzels (not rods or sticks)
  • 1 pkg. of candy corn
  • 1 pkg. of orange candy slices (approx. $1 in candy aisle at Walmart)
  • peanuts (or substitute nuts of choice)
  • paper trimmer or scissors
  • hole punch
  • eyelets/grommets (optional)
  • twine, ribbon or raffia for embellishing
  • adhesive or glue
Project Steps:
1. Print the FREE Blessing Mix printables by {downloading them here}.

2. Trim the printable bag topper and poem to fit the size of the cellophane bag you are using. Note: We trimmed our Blessing Mix poem down to about 3 3/8 ” x 4 3/8″ to fit the size of our bag.

3. Fold the bag topper in half.

4. Punch two holes on your topper for threading raffia through. (You can dress up your Blessing Mix bag by adding metal eyelets/grommets if you wish, or just leave holes plain.)

5. Adhere ‘Blessing Mix’ poem to the front of your cellophane bag with adhesive of choice.

6. Fill your cellophane bag with a mixture of bugles, pretzels, candy corn, peanuts and orange slices with a heavier concentration on the bugles and pretzels. (Remember to allow enough room to be able to fold over the top of your cellophane bag prior to adding the bag topper.)

7. Fold over the top of your cellophane bag 2-3 small turns.

8. Attach bag topper to the filled bag by taking your hole punch and punching through the previous punched holes on the topper bag to go through the cellophane.. (Optional: Add grommets or eyelets.)

9. Thread raffia (or twine or ribbon) through the punched holes and tie. Trim any long or crazy ends.

Voilà! Blessing mix to share with your loved ones! Make one or twenty! They are that easy!

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