By Jessica from Preserving Life’s Moments
I was gifted this really cute hot chocolate kit last year from a friend. Hot chocolate is one of my favorite things to drink in the winter so I instantly fell in love with this idea and replicated it this holiday season. A Hot Chocolate Card Kit is the perfect little gift to hand out to your neighbors, co-workers, or friends.
- scrapbook paper (1 piece in each size: 8.5″ x 5.5″, 3.75″ x 5.25″ and 3.75″ x 1.75″)
- hole punch
- stamps and/or stickers and/or embellishments
- hot chocolate packet
- candy cane
Step 1: Score your largest piece of paper (8.5″ x 5.5″) at the 4″ mark and the 8″ mark (you can use a scoring tool or simply measure with a ruler and fold)
Step 2: Attach your medium sized piece of paper (3.75″ x 5.25″) onto the front of the card.
Step 3: Using stamps, stickers, or embellishments decorate your smallest piece of paper (3.75″ x 1.75″) and attach to the front of the card.
Step 4: Punch a hole at the top of the card.
Step 5: Wrap your ribbon around the bottom of your hot chocolate packet leaving a couple of inches at the top to tie a knot (you’ll need roughly 12″-14″ of ribbon).
Step 6: Thread your ribbon through each hole.
Step 7: Adhere the .5″ scored piece inside of the card closing the hot chocolate packet inside.
Step 8: Tie a knot at the top of the card.
Step 9: Adhere the candy cane to the front of the card.
Voila! A quick and easy gift in a card. Using the ribbon to pull out the hot chocolate packet like a little surprise is fun for all ages. Write a little note on the back and gift someone a warm cozy evening of hot chocolate.
Jessica is a work-at-home mom to Shane (4.5) and Adalyn (1). She loves photography, crafting, reading, baking, cooking, and is a Consultant for Close To My Heart. You can read about all of Jessica and her family’s adventures at Preserving Life’s Moments.
Heather Baria says
I’m going to tweak this idea and do it for my son’s Valentines cards for school! Thanks!!
Thanks for this idea! My husband has so many work friends, I just made a basket of these with a little sign. This way those that want it can take 1 (or 2) and those that don’t know they were thought of. 🙂
Grace Pamer says
There are lots of Christmas cards around the house and this saves me from keeping them idly in our drawers. I want to give it a try with my kids. They really love homemade projects and this hot chocolate card kit will surely be a hit. I can’t imagine their excited faces when I announce about our new project.
I really need to get “crafty.” These are really cute and I’m sure go over very well.
This is so cute!
The Frugallery says
Very cute! I saw something that looked similar but it had a chocolate spoon with it. (A plastic spoon dipped in chocolate). You would stir warm milk or water and turn it into hot chocolate. Simple & easy ideas–great for teacher gifts!
Jessica @ Preserving Life's Moments says
That is a great idea!!
I made one. For some reason it looks like a juice pouch…lol i added 2 lil packages of tasters choice coffee samples i had and enclosed them to the chocolate envelope with a rubber band since i didn’t have a big candy cane! 🙂
Here’s the pic:
What a cute idea. I love it!
Jessica Lynette says
I used army men and other plastic toys to make these fun toppers for jars – http://www.jessicalynette.com/holidays/gifts-in-a-jar-a-boy-twist/
I started out making them for homemade peppermint hot cocoa but we’ve used them to hold other gifts for the grandfathers too 🙂
Everyone loves them and they’re the perfect “wrapping” from our sons to their friends/family!
These are cute for school parties. We made something similar one year for the kids at preschool.
Great idea! Thank you so much for sharing. I’m using these cards to accompany my cookies.
Grace Houle says
you do such a beautiful job on this site! Love all your articles
The Prudent Homemaker says
Very nice! I could have used this yesterday when my daugther went to a party that had a gift exchange!
Instead we tied a bow from some ribbon and sewed it to a barrette 🙂
Such a cute idea. It only took me all of ten minutes to make and I was able to recycle old Christmas cards to decorate the cover with. Thanks!
Jessica @ Preserving Life's Moments says
Yay! Don’t you just love cute stuff that you can make quick. Thanks for giving it a try.
Heather @ Thirty Three Mom says
Exactly! This would have been perfect for my co-workers….last week! 😉
Oh well, there’s always next year!!