Hot Cocoa Bar in a Box | Gift Idea

Hot Cocoa Bar in a Box - such a cute and easy gift idea!

Hi friends! It’s the happiest time of the year, right? That is if you can keep your wits about you! I’m excited to bring you yet another Michaels Makers project today and we’re all talking GIFTS! If you’re anything like me you like to add a little DIY touch to your Christmas gifts. So today I’m sharing a Hot Cocoa Bar in a Box Gift Idea that is what I think the perfect combination of homemade and fabulous!

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

It all starts with the Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix! That’s the goodness and the special, personal touch. Head over and snag the recipe we posted this morning so you can whip up your own batch for this gift and more! Then get down to Michaels for the rest of your Hot Cocoa Bar in a Box!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Decorative basket
  • 4 Ashland Mason Jar Mugs
  • Holiday plaid ribbon
  • Hot cocoa toppings (crushed candy canes, marshmallows, mini M&Ms)
  • Basket filler
  • Chalkboard tag

Hot Cocoa Bar in a Box - such a cute and easy gift idea!

And to put together:

I simply filled our mugs with hot cocoa mix and hot cocoa toppings…

Hot Cocoa Bar in a Box - such a cute and easy gift idea!

What is GREAT about these mason jars is that when you empty the toppings, they also make the perfect drinking mugs!

Hot Cocoa Bar in a Box - such a cute and easy gift idea!

Mmmm…anyone else just want to gobble down that whole jar of M&Ms? 

Hot Cocoa Bar in a Box - such a cute and easy gift idea! Hot Cocoa Bar in a Box - such a cute and easy gift idea!

Then once your jars are full of yummy mix and toppings, add your lids! Then line the bottom of your basket with a little filler in coordinating colors and arrange your hot cocoa jars!

Hot Cocoa Bar in a Box - such a cute and easy gift idea!

And now you have a little Hot Cocoa Bar in a Box – all nestled in yummy goodness!

Hot Cocoa Bar in a Box - such a cute and easy gift idea!

I went with a plain square box on purpose, because I found this FABULOUS plaid ribbon at Michaels that I wanted to OVERuse! I wrapped the basket with the ribbon and tacked down with a little hot glue. Then I tied more ribbon around the box and attached a chalkboard plaque appropriately labeling the box “Hot Cocoa!”

Hot Cocoa Bar in a Box - such a cute and easy gift idea!

And you’re done! In less than an hour you have the CUTEST semi-homemade Hot Cocoa Bar in a Box gift that you can be proud to give and you KNOW your friends will love to receive!

Hot Cocoa Bar in a Box - such a cute and easy gift idea! Hot Cocoa Bar in a Box - such a cute and easy gift idea! Hot Cocoa Bar in a Box - such a cute and easy gift idea!

Just SO MUCH deliciousness going on in one little basket, don’t you think? I really just love putting together sweet gifts. Speaking of gifts, if you’re looking for the perfect gift for your loved ones this year, be sure to check out Michaels gift guide. Can’t think of what you’re going to give your craftiest friends this season? There are some great projects on Michaels’ DIY Gift Ideas Pinterest board that might spark your interest!

And remember, not only did we get to make creative holiday gifts from Michaels, but we also decorated trees! If you haven’t gotten around to putting up your tree yet, the Michaels Makers Dream Tree Reveal and Decorating Tips posts are a must see.

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Kimberly Sneed
Hi, I'm Kimberly! A working mom, wife to my best friend and mother to three adorable boys. By day I work in social media and by night I attempt to make our house a home. I enjoy all things creative and love to share my adventures with you!
Kimberly Sneed

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