Since I ran across the poem years ago I love to make Blessing Mix to give family and friends for Thanksgiving. I’ve done them in boxes and bags so this year I decided to change it up a bit and do something a little different.
In riding back and forth to college with our daughter, Kaitlin, I’ve had 3 hours by myself in the car and discovered this great little thing called Starbucks ® mocha frappuccino during my road trips. I know, I know, you’re wondering where I’ve been right. Well I knew they were out there I just hadn’t given them a try – big mistake. So I limit myself to only buying them when I’m on the road coming back from dropping Kaitlin off at college – That way they are a treat.
Now the up side to this little discovery is these cute little bottles. I love to find ways to repurpose things, so I set them aside in my stash to use some day – And the Blessing Mix seemed like a great way to use them. Unique packaging right? Now I need more bottles….hmmmm maybe I need to drink more frappuccinos! LOL
I’ve used the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit to decorate my Blessing Mix Bottles. Don’t you love the Designer Series Paper Belly Bands and Chocolate paper ribbon the kit has? Everything precut to width and ready to go in this kit and the die cut leaves are just too cute.
For this 9 oz. bottle I cut the Tangerine Tango belly band and Chocolate paper ribbon to 9″, placed some Sticky Strip on each end and attached them to the bottle, one at a time so they didn’t buckle. Then I attached one of the die cut leaves using Glue Dots to the front and added an acorn that I had made from the 1 ¼” Burlap Ribbon cut using the Autumn Accents Die. (You’ll want to be careful since this ribbon will unravel – you can first adhere it to crumb cake card stock and then cut if you prefer to give it a bit more body.)
I trimmed the lid using Sticky Strip and a piece of the Tangerine Tango table tent that I cut ¼” wide (off the long side) and the top was simply a punched 1 ¾” Circle from the same table tent.
I printed out my poem on Very Vanilla Card Stock, layered it on Chocolate Chip card stock and then layered it again on another of the table tents after sponging everything with Chocolate Chip Classic Ink.
I used the Stampin’ Chalk Marker that comes in the kit to write “Blessing Mix” on the name banner. Here is a close up of the poem.
To add the poem to my bottle I simply punched a hole in the top left hand corner of the poem and banner and used the Linen Thread included in my kit to tie it onto the bottle after wrapping it a couple of times I finished it off with a bow.
Here is a view of side of the bottle.
And of course the last step is to fill the bottle – feel free to try a couple of pieces of your Blessing Mix, after nothing has calories when you’re stamping, right?
I think this is a super cute project. How about you? Do you like my twist to the traditional Blessing Mix? Why not leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
Inks: Chocolate Chip (102679)
Paper: Chocolate Chip (102128) and Very Vanilla Card Stock (101650)
Accessories: Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit (133463), 1 ¼” Burlap Ribbon (132140), Big Shot (113439), Autumn Accents Die (127812), 1 3/4″ Circle Punch (119850), Stampin’ Sponge (101610), Glue Dots (103683), and Sticky Strip (104294)
Hostess code AJZK6FWH
Holiday Tag It Bundles (Offer ends November 19th, 2013)
Weekly Deals (Special ends November 18, 2013 at 11:50 p.m. (MT)
My Digital Studio 30% Off Sale (Sale ends November 30, 2013 at 11:50 p.m. (MT)
Festive Flurry Ornament Kit (while supplies last)