Thanksgiving with Glue Dots Hop

Welcome to Glue Dots ® Thanksgiving Blog hop! 
 I'm so grateful to be continuing on as a Dottess and 
representing the many varieties of Glue Dots ®. 
 I love the month of November as it is a time so many contemplate their many blessings.  
To get my kids more aware of their blessings, I made this Blessing Jar. 
 Each time someone in the family shares what they are grateful for this month, 
they can plop in a popcorn kernel.  
When the jar is full, we will have a family movie/popcorn night!  


1" Glue Lines Glue Dots ®
Craft Glue Dots ®
Pop Up Glue Dots ®
Mini Glue Dots ®

small jelly jar, washed out
Basic Grey: Shine On paper
colored card stock
Prima flowers
button, raffia
rubber stamps

Spellbinders nestablilties: scalloped and plain circles
scallop border punch from Stampin Up
your choice of coloring medium

1.  Cut out a  1 1/2 inch strip of patterned paper that is long enough to wrap around your jar.
2.  With your scallop punch, create a scallop border out of red card stock.  Use 1" Glue Lines ® to adhere the border to the strip.  Then, use 1" Glue Lines ® to adhere the paper to your jar.
3.  Using Spellbinders' Nestabilities, cut out a circle and scalloped circle to decorate the lid.
Use Craft Glue Dots ® to adhere the layers to the top of the lid.
4.  Stamp and color in your desired image and sentiment.
5.  Wrap the jar with raffia.  Use Mini Glue Dots ® to secure any lose strands.  Use Pop Up Glue Dots ® to adhere the image and flowers and other design elements to your jar.
6.  Contemplate your blessings...as you do, fill up your jar with pop corn kernels.
(Candy corn is a fun option. But the family would eat so many 
that the gratitude jar would never be filled!)  

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. 
 It is a time when I can see my family and enjoy being with them...and of course food and crafts!  After our Thanksgiving Dinner, we make a Christmas Ornament.
It is a nice way to usher in the next holiday,
 as well as giving each of us a new ornament to hang on our tree.  
Since I am hosting this year, our ornament will definitely need to include Glue Dots ®!!   Here is one of my husband's favorite side dishes. 
It has become a tradition each Thanksgiving and Christmas  in our home!  

Ken's Thanksgiving Jello Salad

Otherwise known as Festive Cranberry-Pineapple Salad


1 can (20 oz.) Crushed Pineapple, undrained
2 pkg. (4-serving size) or1 pkg. (8-serving size) cherry or raspberry flavor gelatin (I use raspberry.)
1 can (16 oz.) whole berry cranberry sauce
1 medium Fuji Apple, chopped
2/3 cup chopped walnuts


Drain pineapple, reserve juice.
 Remove 1 tbsp. crushed pineapple; set aside for garnish.
 In medium saucepan combine reserved juice with water to make 3 cups; heat to boiling. Add gelatin: stir at least 2 minutes until completely dissolved.
 Stir in cranberry sauce. Pour into large bowl. Refrigerate 1-1/2 hours or until slightly thickened (consistency of unbeaten egg whites).

 2.Stir in remaining pineapple, apple and walnuts; stir gently until well blended. Pour into medium serving bowl. 

3.Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm. Garnish with reserved crushed pineapple and additional apple slices just before serving. Store leftover gelatin in refrigerator.

Be sure to hop around all the Dottess Blogs for some Thanksgiving ideas using Glue Dots ®!!


Lisa Lara said...

This is adorable Dawn. Such a great idea.

Renee said...

Dawn, love your jar is so festive ....it is a lovely accent to your holiday table!!