Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hot Chocolate Gift Pockets

 Not only are these little hot cocoa pockets a cute gift idea, but they're super easy to make using supplies that you probably already have around the house. We'll be tucking a candy cane into each pocket and my son will be giving them to his classmates for Christmas this year.

Supplies Needed:

Patterned or solid color paper
Standard size envelopes
Ribbon or string
Oval paper punch
Round paper punch (optional)
Pen or marker
Decorative scissors
Hot Cocoa Packets

How to Assemble:

  • Seal the envelope and cut in half to make a pocket. Set this aside while you make your mugs :) 
  • For each mug you'll need pieces cut to the following measurements:  for mug body - 2" x 2 1/2", for handle - 1 3/4" x 1", for tag - 1 1/2" x 1/2", for marshmallows - 1/4" strip snipped into squares or circles from a standard paper punch, for "hot cocoa" looking drink - oval 
  • Glue your "hot cocoa" oval to the top of your mug.
  • Round the corners of your mug.
  • Glue your marshmallows on the "hot cocoa" oval.
  • Leaving a 1/4" border, cut the handle out of the appropriate piece of paper. Glue ends of handle to back of mug.
  • Snip the corners of your tag piece. Write, stamp on or decorate the tag. Poke a hole in the hanging end,  put your ribbon or string through, and tie it onto your mug handle. 

  • If you want to have a decorative edge on your pocket, do that with your decorative scissors or glue ribbon around the edge of your pocket.
  • Glue mug to envelope. You can put a dab of glue to hold the tag in place or just let it dangle.
  • Tuck your hot cocoa packet and a candy cane into the top of your pocket and call it done.

Easy, right? 
The mugs would also look great on the front a card or gift tag for your coffee buddy or as a thank you to your favorite barista at the local coffee shop.

This is a great project to involve the kids in. My son is excited to give our little treats to his classmates next week.

Do you give little gifts just to say happy holidays? Is there anyone that would enjoy receiving a little treat like this? Let me know what you think and who you'd share them with in the comments below.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your holiday season  :)
Merry Christmas,

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  1. These are so super cute! Might be a good use for that used wrapping paper....get some tags ready for next year!

    1. Thank you :) That sounds like a great idea! Reuse AND get ahead of the game.

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