Hot Chocolate Ornament Gift Idea

I love a simple and unique gift idea. Something you can use that is dressed up just right. Whether giving or receiving, it makes your mouth curve in to a smile and you feel a little warm fuzzy inside. You know what else make you feel warm inside? Hot Chocolate. Who doesn’t love curling up with a mug of steaming chocolate on a cold day?! Pair that with a holiday icon (the ornament) to make these Hot Cocoa ornaments and you’ve got a winner for a feel good gift idea!Hot Cocoa Ornaments

I saw this idea of putting drinks in ornaments and thought why not take it a step further and use the ornaments to hold the mix as well! Just grab a funnel and fill the ornaments with crushed candy canes, hot chocolate mix, and mini marshmallow bits. Attach little snowflake clips or ribbon tied in to bows to dress them up a bit. Place them in a box with paper shreds to cushion them and  include a few striped paper straws tied with twine.

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Include a picture of the ornaments as glasses in the box so recipients know they can not only use the ingredients to make hot chocolate, but the ornaments to drink from too! You may want to warn them that the hot chocolate should be warm, but not scalding if drinking from a glass ornament and not a mug.

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Tie up the gift box with some cute twine, add a little embellishment, and you are good to go. A super cute hot chocolate ornament gift perfect for neighbors, friends, or teachers that takes only minutes to put together!

Christmas Gift Idea #wrap

Pair the hot chocolate ornaments with a blanket and a thermos of hot water for a cozy date night too!

Christmas Gift Wrap Idea

 

Glitter Candle Gift Idea #MadeWithMichaels

Michaels sent me a gift card and a list of Pinterest inspired projects with a challenge to make my own holiday DIY project. I saw this glitter candle and knew it would translate in to a great gift idea for my little guy’s preschool teacher. I chose to do a winter spin on the glitter candle gift so she can keep it out through January and it will keep her classroom looking cute and smelling great!

Easy Glitter Candle Gift idea

ITEMS NEEDED:

  • Ashland Jar Candle
  • Recollections Glass Glitter
  • Mod Podge Matte
  • Foam Brush
  • Paper Plate
  • Celebrate It Satin Ribbon (Pewter)
  • Wood Snowflake Ornament
  • Scissors

Glitter Candle Gift Supplies

Pour a good amount of glitter on to a paper plate and spread to cover the bottom. I love how this glass glitter is almost like tiny mosaic tiles and really shines!

Blue Glitter

Paint one side of the jar with a coat of mod podge. Roll that side in the glitter and let dry. Repeat for the other side. Tie a ribbon on to the neck of the jar, thread the ornament on to the ribbon and tie a bow to secure.

 Glitter Candle Gift Idea

We’ll be giving this glitter candle to his teacher with a note that says, “Being in your class is ‘snow’ much fun!”

You can join the party at your local Michaels store on November 15th from 1-4 p.m. to create your own top holiday Pinterest craft! It should be a lot of fun!

Fall Burlap Subway Art Printable with My Daylights

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Hi there! I’m really excited to be a guest here at A Little Tipsy. I’m Jennifer from My Daylights where I share a little bit of everything-recipes, crafts, a little DIY, thoughts, book reviews, and my very favorite thing, Printables.

Walking down the aisles at craft stores and some retail stores, I have to honestly say that I breathe a sigh of relief to see the fall items on the shelves. While there are definitely some fun aspects to summer, I am honestly not in love with it! I am not a fan of the heat. At all! Which is why Fall is amazing. It’s beautiful, it’s crisp, it’s cooler, and it has one of my favorite holidays-Halloween. My husband is always joking each year that we can’t possibly add one more fall decoration to our home and I take great pride in proving him wrong!

One of the easiest ways to decorate is with printables. Just print them out, throw them in a cute frame, and voila! Instant decor that’s easy to change out and move around. I have loved seeing all of the burlap items around the stores.

Fall Subway Burlap Printable At mydaylights.net

Burlap has such great texture and adds a special charm to any decor. Because I love it so much, I decided to create a printable that looks like it’s burlap. It’s easier than painting or getting the little burlap fibers everywhere.

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The printable has some of my favorite words for fall, including a fun pumpkin.

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It’s an 8×10 and works best being printed either on premium photo paper or premium presentation paper.

Download the Fall Burlap Subway Art Printable Here.

I hope it’s a nice compliment to your Fall Decor this year. If you like this, pop on over to my blog for more fun posts like the ones below! Click on the pictures to be taken to the posts.

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Easy Homemade Dinner Rolls

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Back to School Treasure Map Printable

Chalkboard Key Holder 1

DIY Chalkboard Key Holder

Scrap Wood Pumpkins with The Contractor Chronicles

Hello Little Tipsy Readers!! It is good to be here again sharing a fun little project while Michelle is out with her sweet new baby! I know Michelle in real life so I am so excited for her and cannot wait to hold her little one! For those that don’t know me, I am Amanda and I blog alongside my husband over at The Contractor Chronicles. We love to share our knowledge of tools, our fun projects and our house remodels with our readers! Since we are going into cooler fall weather, I wanted to share a fun and simple Fall project that anyone can make with wood from your scrap pile, scrap wood pumpkins!

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All you need for this project is a couple pieces of 2×4 wood and 2×6 wood! I found both in my scrap pile – but feel free to swing by Home Depot and grab a one of each a make a few of these for your home! Cut your pieces down – I cut two 2×4’s at 6 inches and two 2×6’s at 7.5 inches. I just did what I thought looked best – but make some bigger and smaller if you want too!

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I used Rustoleum Cinnamon and sprayed the wood down.

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When they were dry, I used my cornercat and sanded the edges a bit.

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Lastly – and the thing that makes the pumpkin – I tied the whole thing up with green ric rac! I love it! It makes it look wavy – sort of like a real pumpkin!

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I tied the top in a bow to look like “leaves.”

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And you’re done! So simple but super cute!!

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Thanks so much for having me today and please stop by and say hello and see what other projects we have been working on!

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