It's my turn on the October Creative Carousel!
An etched hot cocoa jar!
With all of the fixings for your friends and family to create their own hot cocoa!
This would be fun to make in an assembly line and create jars for all the neighbors!
Let's get started!
I found this jar at Wal-Mart and quickly went to work cutting a monogram stencil out of contact paper. The font is "Pharmacy." I simply cut out an "S" using my design software and my Silhouette (although you could also use a Cricut.) Just peel away the "S", leaving the negative space as the stencil.
I followed the directions on Armour Etch to brush the cream over the stencil. I left it on for 5 minutes, washed it off, and that's it!
Etching is SO quick and easy! No matter what is stored in the jar, it will make a lovely gift.
Let's be honest here. The marshmallows are the best part of hot cocoa, right?
I wanted to create some marshmallow sticks to use to stir the hot cocoa. So I stabbed jumbo marshmallows with lollipop sticks and dipped them in chocolate and then crushed candy canes. I let them set on wax paper.
I have to admit that I made plenty of extras. These are YUMMY! Kind of like a peppermint s'more on a stick!
I wrapped everything up in cellophane tied with ribbon. I added
--- Mini marshmallows (Can you ever have too many marshmallows with your hot cocoa?!)
--- A bag of peppermints (Candy canes would be great too, but I could't find them in stores yet!)
--- Three jumbo marshmallow stir sticks
--- A paper carton filled with hot cocoa mix! (I used the pattern available here on Papertrey.)
After filling the jar, it was looking a little bare, so I created a "Warmest Wishes" tag. You can print your own tag here. I printed mine on colored paper and mounted it on a tag cut from scrapbook paper!
What do you think?
Isn't it nice to get things done for Christmas?!
I am feeling so ahead of the game!
Are you working on any holiday gifts yet?
PS Be sure to tune in to Craftaholics Anonymous tomorrow for another fabulous tutorial!
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