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December 14, 2014

Hot Chocolate Mug Gift



We are getting closer and closer to the big day, December 25th, and you might be realizing you forgot a few people on your list!  What do you get your co-workers, kid's teachers or neighbors for the Holiday's that won't break the bank?

Well, I have a cute idea for you!  These little Hot Chocolate Mugs!  They're really simple to make and you can find all the supplies at your local Dollar Tree!



All you need is:




-Mugs (Make sure it says Microwaveable safe on the bottom.)
-Hot Chocolate packages 
-Ornaments 
-Cellophane (This one I actually had on hand)
-Tissue Paper
-Tape
-Something to close the top.  (You could use ribbon, pipe cleaners or anything else you can think of)

First thing's first, you put your hot chocolate packs into the mug.  I would probably put 2-3 in each, depending how many people you are giving them to and how much money you would like to spend.



I then cut up some tissue paper into little squares and placed them around the Chocolate packs to fill in the empty spaces.

Next, take your cellophane and cut it  into the size you need.  Make sure you measure it and have enough to stick up on top.  Once you cut it, gather the corners first and lift them up to the top over the cup so they reach evenly over the cup.  Tuck the sides in and tape them down.  Gather the cellophane tie it together, I used a twisty for this.  Finally, add your ornament to it and maybe even a name tag and you are all done!



I gave these to some of my co-workers and they loved them!  I now plan to give these to my daughter's teachers!  Best part is it cost me less than $10 for 5! Woohoo!

What do you think about these little mugs?  Do you have any other cheap and easy gift ideas?  I'd love to hear your ideas and thoughts in the comments below. 

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24 comments:

  1. These hot chocolate mug kits are great. I love the "jingle bell" you added. Nice touch :)

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    1. Thanks Theresa! I think everyone loved the bells too! =)

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  2. This was so creative such an awesome idea. I like it because you would never know that it was so cost effective.

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    1. Thanks Angela! It really is and so easy to make! =)

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  3. Such a nice, quick treat to put together!

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  4. What an adorable idea! I think I will look for mugs on sale after christmas and do this next year!

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    1. That is an awesome idea! Save money for next year!

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  5. What a great idea:) I would love to get a hot chocolate mug:)

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    1. Me too! Skip all the carbs of candies and it warms you on a cold day. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Such a great idea. I've been wondering what to do for my daughter's daycare workers, and I think this just might do the trick!

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    1. It really is a great gift. They loved it at my daughter's school!

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  7. Oh, these are so fun! So much cuter than any of my chocolate mugs. Almost ALWAYS give out chocolate mugs, so this will be a fun new way of doing it.

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  8. Super cute and sooo affordable. Thank you for sharing this idea.

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    1. You're welcome Britnee! Thanks so much for stopping by! =)

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  9. I love this idea! Definitely within my budget this year! So cute!

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  10. This is such a great idea and it's affordable to. That way you can make even more people happy!!!

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    1. Thanks Caroline! I love giving gifts and watching their faces light up! =)

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  11. Perfect for exchanges and so much more!

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    1. Definitely. And people will think you spent more than you did on it! Thanks for stopping by Katie!

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  12. I love those Christmas mugs! They so cute! I've been looking for one but haven't found any yet. :( You just gave me a great idea.

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    1. If you can find just a solid color red mug or white, it will also do the trick with these! =)

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