29.12.11

Hot Chocolate Jar

Just because the holidays are over doesn't mean you can't surprise your loved ones with a heart warming gift! Hot chocolate is one of my favorite winter drinks, especially when you share it with others. There are a few steps to this project but they are all very simple and the end product is the perfect gift to get rid of those winter blues!

What you will need for this project:
Mason Jar
Hot Chocolate Mix
Marshmallows
Chocolate Chips
Pretty Paper (for the tag)
Sparkles
String or Ribbon
Glue
Sticker Paper*
Cellophane wrap*
* items not shown in image

Step 1: In order for the chocolate on the spoon to be hard it is important to do this step first. In a microwaveable bowl pour about 1-2 cups of chocolate chips (I used Hershey's but you can use whatever you like). There are many different ways to melt chocolate. For this project, I microwaved the chips for about 20 seconds stirred and repeated until they were all melted. Once the chocolate is melted take your plastic spoon and coat the head with an even layer of chocolate and place in a cool place to let harden.

The chocolate should harden on the spoon and come out looking like the image above.

Step 2: While the spoon is drying, we will work on the tags for the jar. I used sticker paper to print the directions and a small label for the back of the jar. You can hand write the directions and by-pass the sticker on the back if you want, but I find it gives the project some great finishing touches.

Step 3: Using your glue stick and sparkles make a small boarder around your directions. As well, take your string and measure how much you will need to go around the jar, leaving a fair amount to be used later to tie on the spoon.

Step 4: Apply your label to the back of the jar ( if you made one) and tie your directions label to the jar.

Step 5 : Once your spoon is dry, take your clear cellophane wrap and bunch a small amount over the head of the spoon, tying the shaft with string to keep the cellophane in place.

Step 6: Using the extra string, attach the spoon to the opposite side of the jar (I had to tie the string around the spoon a few times for it to stay in place). Once that is complete, fill the jar 3/4 of the way with hot chocolate mix.


Step 7: Fill the rest of the jar with marshmallows and enjoy the finished project!


Project Tips: Once the project is finished try and make sure it doesn't tip over while in transit, or the chocolate mix will cover the marshmallows.


1 comment:

  1. This looks amazing!! Def gonna put this on my list of things to try

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