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Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope that everyone has had a great Thanksgiving, full of lots of delicious food and time spent with loved-ones. 

Well, as you can see above, this is the completed project that I made my lil miss hoot & her hunky hoot friend for. 

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Here’s how:

  • First I gathered a few assorted pieces of cardstock.
  • Using my Cricut Expression, “Bags, Tags, Boxes & More” cartridge, I cut a bunch of “popcorn containers” (6 1/2 inches)
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  • Using my bone folder stick (or whatever it’s called), I folded all of the sides & flaps.
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  • The absolute best way to seal the edges are to use one of these adhesive applicators.  This is the perfect size to run along the edges.
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  • After assembling the container, I simply press all of the flaps to make sure that the adhesive has stuck. 
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  • Next I cut a length of ribbon to go around the container and then one to use as a handle. 
  • The ribbon that will go around the container, I ran through my sticker-maker.  I find that it is the best adhesive for ribbons. 
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  • Using the computer, I printed up this little sentiment to place on the backside.  I wanted to give these to different people in our lives that we are very thankful for.  I wanted to be able to tell them that we are thankful for them.  I simply attached this with double-sided tape.  (I used a cotton-swab to ink around the edges a little.)
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  • Using the cute little hoot tags that I had made previously, I attached them to the front.  You can use whatever adhesive you prefer.  I used double-sided tape and a little glue. 
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  • I filled the bottom 1/3 with a few Hershey Kisses.  (Because they are yummy & because I needed something to help weight it down and make sure it would stand once I added the homemade chocolate lollipops.)  (Both the Kisses & lollipops are peanut-free.) 
  • I then filled it with crinkled paper, used for gift-bags.  I chose brown so that it would look like a nest…lol…  
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  • It’s hard to see in the picture below, but I they are homemade chocolate lollipops, in the shape of owls.  (Very simple to make.) 
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  • Here are the owls as they are placed in the container. 
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  • Below is the finished chocolate owl bouquet. 

Who are we thankful for?  We’re thankful for YOU! 

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5 comments on “whoooo are you thankful for?”

  1. OH MY WORD!!! SO CUTE! Krista I am truly Thankful for you! You have such cute ideas I wish I could get you to make some of those bag things for me…so I can use it for different items through-out the year!

    • that’s very kind, katrina! do you mean just cut them out? that would be easy to ship you some…then you could assemble it and decorate it however you want…or did you mean a finished one? i would gladly do whatever! just let me know!!

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