Thursday, December 3, 2015

Hot Cocoa: DIY Layered Favors

December with Dear Wedding Day: Hot Cocoa


If you thought Tuesday's DIY Loose Tea Favors post was cute, but you're more of a hot cocoa person,  then this post is for you! Enjoy making these layered cocoa jars and show me your hot cocoa on Instagram and Facebook with hashtag #decemberwithdwd.

What You'll Need:
1. Mini Marshmallows | 2. Mini Chocolate Chips | 3. Small Jars | 4. Twine | 5. Tags | 6. Letter Stamps | 7. Colored Stamp Pad | 8. Powdered Sugar | 9. Cocoa Powder | 10. Dried Milk Powder

The Mix: Layer the ingredients. Start with 6 tablespoons of powdered sugar, then 3 tablespoons cocoa powder, 6 tablespoons dried milk powder, and finally, fill the remainder of the jar with the chocolate chips. Once layered, add some marshmallows! I added some on top and the remainder in the jar's lid.

The Tags: You can easily buy "thank you" tags from a craft store, but I decided to make mine. I used my Cricut and cut out small tags with patterned paper. I then used letter stamps with teal ink to spell out "thanks." This was my first time using stamps, and I loved it! I then tied them around the neck of the jars with the twine.

Voila! Layered Hot Cocoa Mix!

When I made the first jar, I wasn't sure how much would fit, so I divided the recipe I found in half to be sure. Turns out, the whole recipe fit! I definitely prefer the single layered jars to the double layers.


Personal "Hot Cocoa" Post:
The holiday season to me means peppermint hot chocolate. It just smells like Christmas in a cup. I made my cup in this Illinois mug that my sister gave me when I first moved in with her after relocating from California. It was the perfect "Welcome to Illinois" gift and the perfect mug for a steaming cup of peppermint hot chocolate.

Tomorrow on DWD: Evergreen

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