Thursday, November 15, 2007

Christmas Snack Mix Jars

I have this great book that I picked up at Walmart a couple years ago that has jar mixes that are perfect for holidays and special occasions. I decided I wanted to do something nice for the people who helped us move in, so I made up these snack mix jars and decorated them using my papertreyink "Holiday Treats" set. I sponged around the white paper on one and not the other. Not sure which one I like better. Each of them have a tag telling what is inside them as well (it says Cranberry Christmas Snack Mix - stamped using my Karen Foster Design Snap Stamps). I used my largest scallop punch to create a cover for the metal part of the jar. The colors are real red and old olive. Ribbon is some organdy that I had left over from making foam ball ornaments last year, from Michaels. Now for the most important part -- what's inside:

1 cup salted almonds, 1 cup dried cranberries, 1 cup yogurt covered raisins and 1 cup white chocolate covered pretzels (I made these myself with some square pretzels and some melting wafers that you can pick up at Michaels, or really anywhere they sell Wilton stuff). I put all the stuff into a big bowl and mixed it up. I also added a couple teaspoons of crushed peppermint candies that I bought (Wilton). Once it was all mixed, I carefully spooned it into the jars and they are ready to give away. I really hope the recipients like them.

I have also been busy working on some things for Skipping Stones, and once I get them all done, photographed, submitted, etc. -- I can show them to you! It feels so good to be back stamping and playing (even though I should be unpacking since I have thanksgiving guests coming). Anyway, off to watch Greys. Happy Thursday!

9 comments:

Karen said...

Really adorable Amanda!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

These are terrific and that mix sounds yummy!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Very clever...Sounds yummy. I like to make hot chocolate in bulk for this..Thanks, Chris

Elizabeth - Scrappygolden said...

These are so stinkin' cute!!! I printed the recipe cause it's one I've never tried and sounds really good. :)

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

These are so nice and sweet..hehe! You are so creative

Lisa said...

Way cute Amanda. You are so thoughtful!!!

JenMarie said...

These are beautiful!!

Shannon McGann said...

These look fantastic! I love the labels and the ribbon around the lid. Very festive!

My Paper World said...

They look so pretty! I love the labels and ribbon they look fab!