Monday, November 14, 2011

Thanksgiving Favors Craft

We have had a very productive weekend and a busy Monday. This weekend I went to the grocery store and purchased everything except the perishable veggies for our Thanksgiving dinner, and got the freezer organized to make room for the Turkey.

This week I will be getting ready for Thanksgiving, as well as working more on my Christmas crafts and gifts.

I thought I would share with you a fun craft that I finished today- My Thanksgiving Favors to set out at each plate.

I purchased this stamp about a year ago, knowing that it would be a handy stamp pattern to have in my craft closet. I think it would make pretty cards or gift tags, and thought it would look great for my Thanksgiving favor craft.

I used dark cream colored card-stock paper cut into rectangles about 3 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches, and stamped the paper with brown ink.

I let the ink dry for about an hour, then got out my Martha Stewart glitter stamping kit, this set comes with a glue stamp pad, and quite a nice selection of stamps. You press the stamp on the glue pad, then to the center of the paper, then I sprinkled on glitter in a nice copper color called fire opal. If you already have a nice leaf stamp you could just buy a glue stamp pad or use a makeup sponge to dab glue on to your stamp.

Here is one of the papers with the glitter leaf. Let this dry for about an hour or two.

Then wrap each decorated paper around a candy bar, I chose a Hershey's Bar because I like the nice simple brown color.

I love the way these turned out, and I think this could be modified for Christmas very easily and would make a great gift topper or take away gift. I look forward to putting these out at my Thanksgiving table. :)

We also enjoyed a wonderful seasonal treat today- the beautiful Pomegranates are out in the produce department, so I bought one for the whole family to share. These aren't in season for very long, and I think they are fun for the kids to nibble away at, such an interesting fruit!

I am getting very excited for the holiday season as it quickly approaches!


  1. Ooooh, love the wood stamp! how fun!

  2. I got your package today! Thank you! the ornaments are just lovely. I can't wait to get a tree to hang them on. We adore pomegranates too, and I'm always so excited to find them in the store come fall. have a lovely thanksgiving!

  3. Mary~ I am glad to hear the package arrived, and glad you enjoy your ornaments :) Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving as well!

  4. Your wrapping looks so much sweeter than the commercial paper. Great idea!

  5. That looks like a fun little project. I love playing around with glitter too. I'm always inspired by those Wendy Addison creations. Nice to see I'm not the only one!

  6. What a great stamp. Do you ever use it to make almond bark? These would make sweet little thinking of you teacher gifts too!

  7. Thanks everyone for your kind comments!

    Jane~ I had never heard of Wendy Addison so I just went to her website, what beautiful creations, thanks for pointing her out, I love that kind of art- right up my alley :)

    Amanda~ These would make great teacher gifts, and would be fun for the kids to help make! No I haven't used it for almond bark, (I can't eat tree nut products) I have always wanted to get a food grade wood stamp for chocolate, I have always wanted to make a pretty yule log cake with that pattern.

  8. Thats an awesome stamp and you did a great job!! New follower here. Would love it if you could stop by and share this at my linky party. It ends tonight! :)

    Also, PRETTY PLEASE stop by and check out Random Acts of Kindness Week going on right now! Would love to see you be a part of it!!

  9. Love your favors. I'll have to watch out for that stamp. I'm tucking the idea away for other occasions. You can never go wrong with chocolate!

  10. This looks wonderful. I love the stamp against the wrap.

    Thanks for sharing on Domestically Divine.




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