Thursday, November 15, 2018

quick and easy thanksgiving treat packets | pebbles inc.

I'm going to start my Thanksgiving prep with some fun little treat packets for some of my sweet neighbors.  Every mom needs a little treat (full of sugary goodness) when she's knee-deep in Holiday prep, so I'm sending some goodies their way! Thanksgiving treat packets by @wendysue with the "Midnight Haunting" collection from @PebblesInc.
 Aren't they cute?  You'd never guess they had their beginnings in a Halloween collection, would you?!?  Here's how easy these packets are to whip up: Start by cutting a 9" x 6" rectangle from patterned paper.  Add scallops to the top and bottom edges with a punch or decorative scissors if you wish:

  Thanksgiving treat packets by @wendysue with the "Midnight Haunting" collection from @PebblesInc.

 Use red sticky tape to secure the two outside edges together to form a tube:
  Thanksgiving treat packets by @wendysue with the "Midnight Haunting" collection from @PebblesInc.
Thanksgiving treat packets by @wendysue with the "Midnight Haunting" collection from @PebblesInc.
 Next, press the bottom edges together:

  Thanksgiving treat packets by @wendysue with the "Midnight Haunting" collection from @PebblesInc.
 Use a sewing machine to secure the bottom edges together.  If you cut scallops, be sure to line them up!

  Thanksgiving treat packets by @wendysue with the "Midnight Haunting" collection from @PebblesInc.
 This is how it looks after the bottom is sewn closed.  Place the treats inside now!
  Thanksgiving treat packets by @wendysue with the "Midnight Haunting" collection from @PebblesInc.
 Next, cut a label shape from a coordinating paper:
  Thanksgiving treat packets by @wendysue with the "Midnight Haunting" collection from @PebblesInc.
 And fold it in half:
  Thanksgiving treat packets by @wendysue with the "Midnight Haunting" collection from @PebblesInc.
 Use a staple to secure the label across the top of the filled packet:
 
Thanksgiving treat packets by @wendysue with the "Midnight Haunting" collection from @PebblesInc.
Add a sticker or a die-cut to cover the staple:
  Thanksgiving treat packets by @wendysue with the "Midnight Haunting" collection from @PebblesInc.
Finally, wrap the packet with twine and tie in a bow!
  Thanksgiving treat packets by @wendysue with the "Midnight Haunting" collection from @PebblesInc.
 That's it! Complete!
  Thanksgiving treat packets by @wendysue with the "Midnight Haunting" collection from @PebblesInc.
 Here are a few more coordinating options:
  Thanksgiving treat packets by @wendysue with the "Midnight Haunting" collection from @PebblesInc.
Thanksgiving treat packets by @wendysue with the "Midnight Haunting" collection from @PebblesInc.
Thanksgiving treat packets by @wendysue with the "Midnight Haunting" collection from @PebblesInc.
 Your friends are sure to appreciate the sugary pick-me-up AND the super cute packaging!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

mini thankful banner and treat boxes | doodlebug design

I love adding little festive touches to our Fall decor to turn it into "Thanksgiving" decor, so I'm switching up this simple frame with a little "Thankful" banner!  And, don't look now, but I'm making some little party favor type boxes to fill with delicious white chocolate popcorn!


Since Doodlebug didn't come out with a new collection for Fall or Thanksgiving this year, I wanted to use some of my favorite fall colors from the basics collection.  I used a leaf die to cut each colorful leaf and beautiful gold "Abigail" letter stickers to create each flag on the banner. Each set of leaves is connected to the banner with a gold or brown mini clothespin.

Thanksgiving banner decor and party favors by @WendySue with products from Doodlebug Design!

I used some pre-made craft boxes for the treats, but, of course, I doodlebugified them!!

Thanksgiving banner decor and party favors by @WendySue with products from Doodlebug Design!

I used the same leaf die-cuts, along with mini doilies, mini clothespins, and doodle twine.

Thanksgiving banner decor and party favors by @WendySue with products from Doodlebug Design!

Then I filled each one with yummy white chocolate covered popcorn!

Thanksgiving banner decor and party favors by @WendySue with products from Doodlebug Design!

Wouldn't it be cute to add a name to each clip and use these as placecards for Thanksgiving?!?

Thanksgiving banner decor and party favors by @WendySue with products from Doodlebug Design!

To sum up, I'm super thankful for all things Doodlebug!  I'm always inspired when I pull out Doodlebug products to create!  Hopefully you're finding time to be grateful and celebrate it over the coming weeks!




Tuesday, November 13, 2018

quick and easy thanksgiving decor | pebbles inc.

Hi friends! Today I'm going to share a quick and easy Thanksgiving decor project.  I know how busy everyone is this time of year, but it's still important to make time to do the things you love...and if paper crafting and home decorating are things you love...I have the perfect project for you!  This framed piece can be whipped up in a matter of minutes and will add a personal and festive touch to your home during the Thanksgiving season!  Keep reading to see how easy it is! Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Decor project by @WendySue for @PebblesInc with the "Midnight Haunting" collection
 Start by cutting a circle from patterned paper (be sure it's slightly smaller than the frame you will be using):
  Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Decor project by @WendySue for @PebblesInc with the "Midnight Haunting" collection
 The next step is optional, but adds a fun touch.  Use your sewing machine to sew around the circle two or three times.  The lines don't have to be straight, in fact, it's better if they aren't!
  Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Decor project by @WendySue for @PebblesInc with the "Midnight Haunting" collection
 Next, cut the words "thankful" and "blessed" or any other word you'd like to use with a digital cutting machine.  If you don't have one, use some of your favorite Thickers or other letter stickers!  I cut mine from off-white cardstock and glued them on:
  Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Decor project by @WendySue for @PebblesInc with the "Midnight Haunting" collection
 Now is the time to add a foiled floral die-cut to the center. I used foam adhesive for dimension:
  Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Decor project by @WendySue for @PebblesInc with the "Midnight Haunting" collectionQuick and Easy Thanksgiving Decor project by @WendySue for @PebblesInc with the "Midnight Haunting" collection Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Decor project by @WendySue for @PebblesInc with the "Midnight Haunting" collection
 Next, place the entire circle on a piece of coordinating patterned paper, cut to the size of the frame:
Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Decor project by @WendySue for @PebblesInc with the "Midnight Haunting" collection
Finally, pop it in the frame and you're all done!
  Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Decor project by @WendySue for @PebblesInc with the "Midnight Haunting" collection Wasn't that easy?  I hope you have a very blessed Thanksgiving AND I hope you find time to continue doing the things that bring you the most happiness and joy!

Supplies I used:
(with affiliate links where possible)
 



Monday, November 12, 2018

quick and easy thanksgiving banner | pebbles inc.

 It's easy to transition from Halloween to Thanksgiving decor and this quick and easy Thanksgiving Banner is proof that it doesn't take a ton of time and effort to add a little thankful flair to your fall decorations! And you'd never guess that I used papers and stickers from Pebbles, Inc.'s "Spooky Boo" Halloween collection for my banner, but I sure did!
  Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Banner by Wendy Sue Anderson with the "Spooky Boo" collection by @PebblesInc.
Isn't it cute?  For step-by-step photo instructions to make your own, click HERE!
Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Banner by Wendy Sue Anderson with the "Spooky Boo" collection by @PebblesInc. 
A little embellishing goes a long ways on a simple banner:
 Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Banner by Wendy Sue Anderson with the "Spooky Boo" collection by @PebblesInc. 

String it up and enjoy this fun little reminder of Thanksgiving for the next few weeks!

  Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Banner by Wendy Sue Anderson with the "Spooky Boo" collection by @PebblesInc.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Supplies I used for this banner:
(with affiliate links where possible)