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What Happens When I Get Crafty

Hello friends! Happy (almost) Thanksgiving!

I’m so excited that I can finally say that because the holidays are my absolute favorite time of year! Also, the temperature in Georgia is finally out of the 90s, and that alone is a reason to celebrate!

So in the spirit of giving thanks, I recently put together a little thank you gift for some people I work with. I totally cheated and got the idea off of Pinterest, but I put my own little spin on it. And can I just tell you, I am not a naturally creative person whatsoever, so I am very proud of this little project. It was super easy, super fun, and turned out super cute. Basically it was just super, in case you didn’t get that.

I ended up buying a bunch of fall colored treats and made my own snack mix. Then I mixed all of the ingredients together in a large bowl, poured the mix into mason jars, and tied some twine around the jars to add a small, decorative touch.

I also wrote each person a thank you note to go with the jar because who doesn’t love getting a little hand-written note? Like I’ve said before, letter-writing/note-writing is a lost art form.

So, whether you’re looking for a small gift to show someone you’re thankful, or you’re wanting party favors for a Thanksgiving get-together you’re hosting, this is definitely an idea you should consider.

I bought everything I needed at Target and was able to put together 18 jars for around $60. That’s way cheaper than buying everyone a Starbucks gift card, and it shows you put in some effort.

I listed all of the ingredients to my snack mix below, but use your own creativity to put your own spin on it. If you like more chocolate, add more chocolate. If you’re working around nut allergies, add some caramel corn instead for a little crunch. The possibilities are endless. And if you don’t have time in your schedule to throw these together before Thanksgiving, you could always make a Christmas jar and add some red and green M&Ms, broken up candy canes, and graham crackers. Like I said, the sky’s the limit. Have fun with this, and feel free to taste test all of the ingredients, because why not? After all, you know you’re not going back to the gym until January 1st anyways.

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have the chance to make some wonderful memories with the people who mean the most to you.


P.S. I used pint size mason jars, so if you get larger jars you will need to up the amount of ingredients.

Thanksgiving Jar Snack Mix
2 boxes of Cheez-Its
1 box of Cheerios
1 bag of dark chocolate covered almonds
1 bag of raisins
2 bags of mini marshmallows
1 family size bag of mini pretzels
2-3 bags of Reese’s Pieces


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