Christmas is coming! Have you started making your to-do list? How about all of those homemade Christmas gifts you have been wanting to create? Today I have the most adorable Creative Gift Ideas for Christmas that your friends, co-workers, teachers, neighbors – really everyone on your list will love!
First, a little back story on these Hot Cocoa Kits. Last year, I posted this idea in our 100 Days of Homemade Holiday Inspiration. I loved the idea and knew it would be fun to give as Christmas gifts. But…then it happened…it went crazy on Pinterest and Facebook. Which first of all is a great thing, BUT everyone wanted to know immediately where to find the tubes to make the kits. On the original post, she talked about the tubes, but never said where she found them. So we hunted around and found them this year. You can find the tubes on ETSY – be sure to use coupon code “Hoosier” to get a free gift!
2015 UPDATE: We now have found the original tubes with the metal caps. You can purchase them on Etsy. Here is what to do …
- Head on over toDKDeleKtables on Etsy
- Add the Hot Cocoa Tubes to your cart
- When you check out, BE SURE TO ADD COUPON CODE “HOOSIER” BEFORE CHECKING OUT TO RECEIVE A FREE GIFT
I couldn’t be more excited with how they turned out. They make a darling Christmas gift, and depending on what you add to the tubes and how you decorate them, they are also around $5, making them an inexpensive homemade Christmas gift as well. So let’s get started…
First, you need to find your supplies, here’s what I used…
Hot Cocoa Kit Supplies
(links for supplies below)
- Bottles or Tubes– you can purchase the tubes with metal caps like the original post on ETSY!
- Glue or Glue Dots – I like using glue dots when working with small items, like attaching the ribbon, because then I don’t burn my fingers with the hot glue gun, but you can certainly use that if you like.
- Ribbon or Twine – anything you like, any size you like
- Rubber Bands – you don’t have to have these, but it did make it easier to hold the bottles together
- Ornaments or Decorations – decorate your Hot Cocoa Kit any way you like – the tags in the photo are FREE when you use “HOOSIER” at checkout when purchasing the tubes
Next you will need to get ingredients to fill the bottles.
Hot Cocoa Kit Ingredients
- Hot Cocoa Mix – you can buy store bought packets, or make your own – we like this Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe
- Mini Marshmallows – we used Micro Mini Marshmallows from Etsy – you can also get colored marshmallows
- Candy – any variety you like – we used Christmas colored Sunflower Seeds, Mini York Peppermint Patties and Almond Joy Pieces
- Peppermint Balls or Sticks – you could also use candy canes and crush them
Now it’s time to fill the bottles. As noted in the comments, be sure to wash the bottles first, the dish washer is best so they are sterilized. You can find the supplies here…
- Plastic Tubes with Metal Caps – BE SURE TO ADD COUPON CODE “HOOSIER” BEFORE CHECKING OUT TO RECEIVE A FREE GIFT