18 December 2012

DIY: hot cocoa mix gifts

18 December 2012

as promised, i made one of the DIY sweet treat gifts i posted last week and i'm so excited to share it with you. i made rhiannon's hot cocoa mix, with a few changes to the decorations. if you don't know rhi or her beautiful blog, hey gorgeous, click over right away! rhi is an insanely talented wedding designer/planner with impeccable taste and just today relaunched her company.

she handcrafts so many special elements for her clients' weddings and does all the floral design herself, and what i love most is how much she genuinely cares about her clients and creating a memorable, unique day for them. 

oh, and her DIYs and crafts are so very lovely, which is why i bookmarked this cocoa mix tutorial months ago!



this DIY makes for great favors or gifts for the holidays - it's easy to make and fun to share!



hop over to hey gorgeous for step-by-step directions, but really, all you need is cocoa mix, mini marshmallows, peppermint bark squares, mini bailey's (or kahlua) bottles, ribbon, and a fabric of your choice. 

fill each jar with an equal amount of cocoa, place two squares of peppermint bark in each, and top with 'mallows. for the fabric, cut a circle about 1 inch larger in diameter than the opening of your jar. place fabric circle over the opening and seal the lid. 

and as you can see, there are lots of ways to pretty up you jars. i opted for classic red and white striped fabric and red, silver, and gold bows as toppers. and for our family members of age, a mini bottle of baileys tied with glitter ribbon. 




34 comments:

Susan said...

Yum that is the best looking gift! Totally up my alley too, I love a good cup of cocoa. What a great gift to give!

Cara said...

ahh love it!

Johanna said...

I love this. It's perfect and from the heart!

Lauren said...

I made this last year for my coworkers, but I love that you included a little Baileys!

Fizz and Frosting

Emily Marie {Isnt That Charming} said...

Such a fabulous gift idea. I love getting pre-made food jars like these - they're so creative. And of course, delicious!

Viviana said...

This is such a cute idea!

Alex said...

What a fun treat! I love the packaging and all of the fun extras you included!

Natalie said...

So cute! Such a good idea!

Margaret F said...

Gorgeous, friend! You make everything looks so pretty! I am patiently waiting for Rhi's new blog to debut today. Have I mentioned that your new design is PERFECTION?! :) Have a great day! XO

Staci (LeatherandLeops) said...

what an adorable present and it looks so pretty!

xx
Staci

http://www.leatherandleops.com/

Lindsay {LL Styling} said...

This idea is absolutely adorable and I will be pinning it! :)

Xamy Valentierra said...

Hey! You have a very beautiful blog with great pictures!
Would you like to follow eachother?

XOXO

alongobucco said...

I've been WAITING to see these...they came out so cute, Ashley! And the Baileys is a perfect addition!

Alyssa
The Glossy Life

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

love love love this, stunning photos ;)

Rachel said...

These came out great! I would love to get one of these for the holidays from a friend or family member!

Sheri Ann {Sprinkles and Style} said...

Love the packaging for this gift! So pretty!

Koru Kate {Koru Wedding} said...

How cute! I will have to remember this gift for next year.

Adele said...

This is such a great idea, love that it's a personal gift.
Would love you to check out my latest outfit post :)
Have a fab Tuesday Hun xoxo
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Julie and Lauren said...

Love your pics. What a fun present!

Lyndsy said...

ooh so cute and creative! darling!

Annie said...

So love this idea!! I love the idea of giving a ready to go mix in a jar, and your presentation is perfection!

Magna said...

Such a nice idea!
You have a really great blog, check mine if you like.

http://justdailythings.blogspot.com

xx

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

That Rhi–she's damn good! I love the little bows you added–and of course, who can say no to Baileys?

zhanna said...

That is so cute and what a wonderful gift idea!!
XO,
Zhanna
www.lifeandbows.com

Tallia said...

this is such a cute gift idea!!

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Maya {CharminglyStyled} said...

Yay! So excited to see the finished product up here! I love how you popped in those delish peppermint squares too. I think I'm going to go make myself a cup of hot cocoa right now....really :)

xx,
Maya

Alison Dulaney said...

Such a great idea! Love it, and boy that would be a great thing to receive!

Sarah C. said...

What a great, fun idea! Love this!

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No Credit Check Loans Online said...

The mini bottle of baileys tied with glitter ribbon is gorgeous. What a great idea. I just went thru Rhi’s blog. She is an interesting person.

marissa bognanno said...

i love that! i want a jar for myself. :) happy holidays my dear!

diane @ a spot of whimsy said...

absolutely perfect!

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

I absolutely LOVE fun, sweet, handmade gifts like this! Thanks so much for sharing Ashley! xoxoxo

Tamra {ever swoon} said...

Such a great and cute idea!!! Thanks for sharing. Btw - i'm so behind on blogging and was just blown away by your updates!!! It looks soooo good!! congrats darlin!

Amanda said...

Those are beautiful, what a great idea!!!

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