The Happy Scraps: Hot Cocoa Christmas Neighbor Gift

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12.12.2012

Hot Cocoa Christmas Neighbor Gift

Are you looking for a fun and easy neighbor gift?

I started with an empty bottle box that I up-cycled.  I have several of these that I collected from a family party a while back.  I measured all the sides and cut paper to fit, and then adhered it to the box.
I chose a couple of different patterns of paper to add variety to the caddy.
Then I cut some coordinating green cardstock to make a band around the box.
Using my Cricut and Cricut Craft Room, I cut these bracket shapes out to make my gift tag/label.  Then I just used a fun Merry Christmas stamp, and signed our name, tied it with twine, and put it on the band around the box.
These bottle are my favorite part of the whole package. :)  I used my Cricut again to cut out the vinyl for the bottles.  I think labels like this make anything cuter!

After filling the bottles up with cocoa powder, mini marshmallows, and mini peppermint marshmallow bits, I put the corks in, and I wrapped the tops with twine then tied a bow.
Then they were all ready to go in the caddy.  I wrapped some paper straws up with twine as well and put those in, so that when they mix up their hot cocoa, they can sip it up in style.
I hope you've enjoyed this fun Hot Cocoa Christmas gift idea for your friends and neighbors!
I hope you enjoyed seeing this gift idea.  Come back tomorrow for another one. :)
Linking to: Creations by Kara, Organize and Decorate Everything, Someday Crafts, Clean & Scentsible, Seven Thirty Three, SNAP!, Ginger Snap Crafts, Lil' Luna

10 comments:

  1. what are these bottles from???!

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  2. So cute! This would make a great gift. I second the question on where the bottles came from. I'd love to have you stop by my weekly link party and link this up. http://thelifeofjenniferdawn.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-little-bird-told-me-link-party-20.html

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    1. Hi Jennifer, Sorry I'm just getting back to you. The bottles I used came from a local (Utah) kitchen store.
      Amy

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    2. I live in Utah. What kitchen store? A small one in your town or like at a mall?

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    3. Heather, it is a store in the Salt Lake Valley called Spoons & Spice.

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  3. I pickup Whole peppercorns in bottles like these, only shorter i think. Now I know why I've collected them.
    thanks for this creative idea!

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  4. I love this! Your drink box turned out so cute and all the details are darling!!

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  5. Great idea! Thanks for sharing
    But you didn't mention where you got the bottles from. WHERE? WHERE? WHERE? Inquiring minds NEED to know.

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    1. Hi Jen,
      The bottles I used came from a local (Utah) kitchen store. :)
      Amy

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  6. Amy, I wish we lived closer and were your neighbors. :) Hope all is going well with you and your family. Miss ya. Cute idea!!

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