Thursday, 26 November 2015

Hot Chocolate Gift Sets - Three Ways ( DIY )

I am feeling VERY Christmassy ! OH MY GOSH I'M SO SO SOOOOOO EXCITED !!! :D

* Annnndd Breathe *  

As you can tell I'm feeling the festive spirit and am ready to sing carols from the rooftops hehe . I always say that I'm going to make lots of my Christmas presents myself and then I never get around to it. But this year me and my best friend have been really into making things so every Saturday we've been scrolling through Pinterest and flicking through endless magazines for inspiration and then coming up with ideas for quick and easy Christmas DIY pressies that you can give to anyone . Yes, even the person who you didn't realise you were friends with until they presented you with a gift making you feel awful upon the realisation that you have nothing to give them in return !

Everybody loves hot chocolate and earlier in the year I posted my recipe for an extremely yummy hot chocolate which you can find here ( You'll need it if you're going to try and make any of these ) . These gifts are all based around the mixture people need to make this recipe, so marshmallows and chocolate chips and I came up with three fun and easy ways to present them .

 

Gift #1 Packets Of Love 

 

Take a cellophane bag ( I found these in poundland ) and fill it with with two bags of chocolate chips and then a handful of marshmallows. Fold the top of the bag down and then cut some Christmas themed wrapping paper so that it folds neatly over the top on the bag and staple it to the cellophane bag. I then stuck a few snowflakes in the corner ( I bought them at The Works for £1 ) and wrote the recipe on the back of the wrapping paper and Voila :) 

Gift #2 Marshmallow Goodness 

 

Fill a mason jar halfway up with chocolate chips and then on top, layer up some normal sized marshmallows. When I've made these before I've used edible ink pens to draw little faces on the marshmallows and that had a really nice affect ( If you want to do this you can buy eidible ink pens in lots of different colours from hobbycraft at £3 each ). Then all you have to do is tie on a tag with instruction on how to make up the hot chocolate on ! 

Gift #3 Give It A ( Chocolate ) Shot ! 


 
For this one a bought these cute little test tubes ( From The Works for only £1 ) and filled them with the hot chocolate mixture so they would be little shots of hot chocolate that you just tip into the cup and then make according to instructions I wrote on the tag. Then I stuck one of the snowflake decorations on the lid before screwing it back on and popping it in a cute Christmas themed mug ( From asda for £1.50 ) and surrounding it with folded tissue paper. You can then tie it in a cellophane bag and that saves a lot of time wrapping ( especially if you're anything like me and can't wrap anything square aha ) . 

These are all really easy to make and everybody appreciates something cute and home-made. I'd love to hear how they go if you try them out or which idea is your favourite ! What are your favourite things to make at Christmas ? Let me know in the comments :) 

If you want to make any of these, you can find the recipe to pop on the label and how to make the mixture here : 

http://myhappybubblexx.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/recipe-hot-chocolate.html

I can't wait to make more Christmas DIY's to share with you ! 

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :) 

Lots of love, Marianne xxx

32 comments:

  1. I was planning to do a few of these up for my friends and family as a small gift! Thanks for sharing, they're so cute :)

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    1. Aww I bet they'd love them ! I'm really glad you like them :)

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  2. I love mason jar ideas they are so cute and affordable and pinterest is like the mother of ideas! "Give It A (Chocolate) Shot* love that idea too! Nice one Marianne, I have this feeling you are going to slay or should I say Sleigh Christmas blogging! ;)

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    1. They're so cheap to do, it's amazing considering what a quick, easy gift they are and if you ever see these in the shops they charge ridiculous amounts ! I had great fun picking the mug for that one hehe :) Aww thank you Rainbow aha !

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  3. Such an amazing idea, even better than you can personalise it to their preferred taste. Plus, who doesn't love a hot chocolate :)

    Katie | http://katiecupoftea.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you ! For a friend who prefers white chocolate, if you change the milk chocolate chips to white chocolate chips you get a really yummy white chocolate hot chocolate ! Hot chocolate is possibly the best thing on a cold winter night ;)

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  4. Right up my avenue! These are too cute ♥

    summerdaisy.net

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    1. Aww I'm happy you like them :)

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  5. I got so excited when I saw this! I'll definitely be trying it out!

    TheDonkeyInvasion - A Bookish Blog!

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    1. Aww , I really hope they go well when you make them :)

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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    1. Thank you ! Have a lovely day :)

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  7. These are so cute, thanks for sharing! I know so many people who will love these so I will have to make some for them! x

    Erin // Everything Erin

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    1. Thank you ! They were really quick and easy to make :) Everybody I've given them too has really liked them <3

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  8. Awh these are so cute, and I bet anyone would be happy to receive one of these! The marshmallow goodness is definitely my favorite, I love the bow on top!

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

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    1. I'm glad you liked them ! I've had really nice compliments on them from any friends I've given them to :) That one's one of my favourites too , I can't resist a bow hehe :)

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  9. This is such a cute post! I'd love to get one of these as a gift :) Lovely idea!
    xo Kiki
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    1. Thank you honey ! They make really sweet gifts, I think handmade stuff is always a little more special to receive !

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  10. What a great idea, I love how you presented these! Hot chocolate is a must during the winter months :)

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    1. Aww Thank you ! I 'm glad you like them :) You're right hot chocolate is a staple for me when it's cold outside!

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  11. Marianne, this is such a brilliant idea and such a perfect gift for co-workers and neighbors! It's also super easy so I'll actually be able to do it! I always feel my mind full of all these amazing projects I want to do but most are super time consuming or really above my ability (because I'm at a level easy!) so I absolutely love this idea! Thanks so much for sharing. I hope you are having a wonderful week gorgeous friend! XO -Kim

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    1. Awww I'm so happy you like them ! I've been making a lot of them for my college friends because they;re just so quick and easy, you can do it all in one go and don't have to spend the earth buying stuff to make them with :)

      Lots of love,Marianne xxx

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  12. These are all so so cute! :D and omg! I know what you mean about someone presenting you with a gift!! My friend and I were just talking about that earlier :O haha. It's so sweet of them to get you something but you wish you would have known so that you could have gotten them a little something as well you know. I LOVE DIY gifts :D I feel like they're so much more meaningful because you put effort into them :) Not that store bought presents aren't great, because they are but home made gifts just have a little something extra in them :) <3 I can't wait to see more of your DIY's :D Hope you are having a lovely week!! <3 :)

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    1. Thank you Crystal I'm really glad you liked them ! It is a really difficult situation and I hate to offend anybody but at such a busy time of the year it's so easy to accidentally miss someone when you'e shopping, so to have a few back up presents is always good :) It's so much fun putting something together and getting creative making something you know people will appreciate ! Your right it's so lovely to know someones put so much thought and time into your present ! Have a great week too :)

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  13. This is such a cute idea to use Mason jars and fill them with personalised gifts :) Really thoughtful x

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    1. You can't go wrong with Mason Jar crafts hehe !

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  14. Oh my goodness, I love that chocolate shot! How adorable! I love ALL OF THESE! Such creative, beautiful ideas...I may take a note from your book ;)
    Thank you so much for sharing! Happy Friday!!

    ~Lor @ cozycomfyhome.com

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    1. Aww Thank you so much hehe ! They were great fun to make and I loved getting creative and finding different ways to present them :)

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  15. What lovely ideas! So creative! Hot chocolate is a really great gift idea :)

    ~Andrea Tiffany~
    http://aglimpseofglam.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm really happy you liked them ! Everyone loves hot chocolate hehe :)

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  16. These are great ideas! I love doing little DIY gift sets. I did one for my best friend for hot chocolate :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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  17. These are so so cute! SO PINTEREST! :D
    I love these kind of gift ideas, the way you have presented them is so lovely!

    Hope you are having a lovely December so far!

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