DIY Hot Cocoa Mix Ornament Gift Idea

Here’s an adorable and super-easy craft to make for friends, neighbors, or teachers: a DIY Hot Cocoa Mix Ornament. The secret to these cuties are the mini glass milk bottles and of course, some dollar store ingredients! Find my full instructions over at Live.Craft.Love: [DIY Hot Cocoa Mix Ornament]

Project Materials:

(Items in bold can be purchased at the dollar store)

  • Mini Milk Bottle
  • Hot cocoa mix
  • Christmas sprinkles
  • Chocolate chips
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Baker’s twine
  • Red ribbon
  • Funnel

Where did I get my inspiration for this craft?

Have you seen those cute clear ornaments filled with hot cocoa mix and given as gifts? I think they are really cute, but they freak me out. Why do they freak me out? Well, it’s because those glass bulb ornaments were never meant to contain edible items, and they often have shards of glass at the top hole of the ornaments. I would NEVER drink hot cocoa mix from one of those glass bulbs, and I would never tell you to make an ornament like that to give to someone else who might drink the mix. I would hate it if someone ingested a glass shard!

For that reason, I decided to create a food-safe version of the craft, using these mini milk bottles. And you know what? I think these are even cuter than the glass ornament version!

What do you think?