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DIY – Hot Cocoa Mason Jars and Homemade Cookies

My life is pretty simple. And simply put, there was a life: PRE-PINTEREST and then a life AFTER PINTEREST.

It’s ridiculously addictive, time ceases to exist, and afterwards, you feel like a well-schooled crafty machine.

Which comes to how I made these DIY hot chocolate Mason Jars for our lucky neighbors for Christmas, who besides my home and daughter, happen to be my Pinterest guinea pigs for the moment.

I saw a lot of different versions floating around for DIY Hot Chocolate gifts. It’s pretty self-explanatory.

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I used a regular mouth mason jar and layered some Hot Cocoa, marshmallows, and crushed candy canes and put a ribbon on it. So pretty! (To get the crushed candy canes, I just crushed whole candy canes in a big ziplock with a hammer). I also saw these Martha Stewart cookie boxes at Michael’s and grabbed a pack since they were on sale, (yay!) and baked some homemade ginger snap cookies.  The package came together nicely, and the layering of each cookie with a piece of square cut tissue paper really made the difference – aesthetically speaking that is.

With these, you can fool anyone into thinking you’re a clever, crafty little thing. Happy gifting!

For more DIY Christmas gift ideas, check out our peppermint dark chocolate candy bark! And our cute Mason Jar snow globes!

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