I love to do crafts. I love to make gifts. And just importantly I love crafts/gifts that are easy to make.
Here is one of those crafts.
Hot Cocoa in a Jar
I made hot cocoa in a jar for a friend. It was simple and fun to make. I wanted it to be colorful so I made multiple layers. I started with dark hot chocolate, the milk hot chocolate, followed by a layer of chocolate chips.
Then I took some small candy canes and broke them up into smaller pieces and added it to the next layer. To top off the jar I added mini marshmallows.
The lid of the mason jar was gold and I just did not think the color went well. So I spray painted it a matte silver. Please make sure to let it air dry outdoors for a day so completely airs out before putting it on the jar. I also sealed the jar with some plastic wrap before adding the lid. To add a bit of sparkle I sprinkled on some white glitter in the center of the jar lid.
Add a ribbon and a couple of straws are your jar is ready to go. I found a free printable on-line to tie it all together.
To complete the gift I added two movie tickets and a box of popcorn.
No gift is complete without a homemade gift tag. I little bit of paper, a stamp and some washi tape.
This is a fun gift good for any age. This is the perfect gift if you want to make a homemade gift and need a it quickly. If you have all the items at home you can even skip the crowds at the mall.
Merry Christmas All!