Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Easy DIY Holiday Gift: Hot Coco in a Jar


Today's 12 Days of Blogmas post is..... a DIY gift idea! I love making and giving gifts, whether it's a food item or something I've crafted, much more than I like buying one. Now I do love buying gifts for people, but personally I think DIYing them is much more heartfelt and shows that you took the time to put something together. But that's just me!

So today I'm sharing a super easy DIY holiday gift that is perfect for a teacher, coworker, family, best friend, or really anyone who likes hot coco and let's be real, who doesn't like it!? I mean it's the holidays when the weather outside is frightful all you wanna do is sit inside, snuggled up drinking hot coco watching Christmas movies, am I right? 



We are making hot coco's in a jar! They are ridiculously easy to make, take hardly any time at all to assemble and costs around $20. Plus, it's hot chocolate so you can't go wrong. 

And what's great about these is that you can be as creative as you want with them! If you want to make them bigger you completely can. Or add more goodies in the jar like peppermint, chocolate chips, etc., you can do that too! It's totally customizable! 



What You Will Need: 

Hot coco (I bought a giant tub from Target for under $5)
Marshmallows (~$1 a bag, I bought 2)
Mason or glass jars (~$9 for 12 jars)
Gift tags, string, ribbon, decorative supplies (No cost since I already had them but let's say ~$5)



First fill your jar about half way full of hot coco mix. 


Next add your marshmallows or other mix ins and layer them on top of each other. 


Lastly, add your decorations. I used these snowman gift tags from Target and stuck them on there with tape. You can use string, twine, ribbon, stickers, make little snowman faces on them or do anything you want to decorate them. Check Pinterest for decorating ideas. 

See how crazy easy that was! And it's a gift that whoever you're giving it to will be sure to use. 



Some other ideas you can include with this is giving a little mug with it, mini Bailey's, RumChata or Kahlua bottles (for those 21 and up) or chocolate dipped spoons/stirrers. You can include whatever extra goodies you want or none at all, totally up to you. 


So there you have it, the easiest, chocolatiest DIY Christmas gift! It took me no time at all to put these together and for under $20 for a whole bunch is easy on the wallet too. Plus you can add whatever extras you want and go crazy with decorating. It's a delicious, heartfelt and affordable gift that whoever you're giving it to will appreciate! 


If you make this gift snap and tag me in a photo I'd love to see how yours turned out! :) @samantha_goble on Twitter and Instagram. 


Have any other easy and affordable DIY gift ideas? Share them in the comments below! 

What's the best gift you've received, homemade or store bought? 



Merry Christmas everyone!

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