Saturday, November 8, 2014

Glue Dots® Blog Hop~Turkey Surprise Box

Turkey Surprise Box

This year I have focused the post on the kids. They show up and they are bored waiting for the turkey to get done. All these people wanting hugs. Give them something to do! You could prep this for the younger ones, or have the older kids help the younger ones. Either way it is a win, win!

Let's get started!

Materials needed

*Cardstock ~  red, orange, green, yellow, purple
*Wiggle eyes
*Small boxes (see tools)
*Template (optional as you could use your own drawing)


*Glue Dots® Lines
*Glue Dots® Craft
*Glue Dots® Mini
*Sizzix Die Cut Machine
*Eileen Hull/Sizzix Block/Cube 3D die


1. Die cut box - or purchase already made

2. Copy and cut out templates

3.Place Glue Dots® Lines on the flaps of box, all but one and assemble

4. Color box as desired

5. Place Craft Glue Dots® onto each feather and head. Adhere to the front of box

6. Place Mini Glue Dots® on beak, eyes, and gobbler (OK, what is the hanging thing called? LOL!) and adhere

***Optional-add name to the front and use for name place at table

***When they are finished, tell them you will fill it with a surprise and put it at the table. When they are finished eating, they may open the box for the surprise!

***Templates are included. Print out on 8 1/2" X 11"

For my recipe share, I am going to share one of my families favorite recipe. My late Mother in Law would make Chestnut Dressing for Thanksgiving and they all loved it! (I love it without the olives) It quickly became one of my Dads favorites also!

Chestnut Dressing

Large batch, just so you know

You will need

Brown all in 1 stick of butter
3 onions                           6 Stalks of Celery
3 pounds hamburger        1 pound of pork
1 can of water chestnuts chopped
2 1/2 teaspoons of salt (I don't add that much)
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 1//2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 teaspoon sage
1/2 teaspoon thyme
16 green olives-sliced or chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup bread crumbs (the kind in the tin)
Mix together
chill overnight
Bake for 1 hour @ 350

So there you go, Turkey gift boxes for the kids and stuffing for the adults!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and don't forget to stop at the rest of the design team blogs!

Donna you are here

Glue Dots®

1 comment:

Renee said...

Donna, your surprise boxes are so adorable....I know they will be a wonderful addition to your holiday table!!