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Easy, Accessible and Effective Way to Organize Kids Arts and Crafts to Get your Kids Creative 

Easy, Accessible and Effective Way to Organize Kids Arts and Crafts to Get your Kids Creative 

This past summer, I made sure to have a variety of cool, colorful and fun art supplies to carry us through the break. A lot of the stuff I found on sale and hoarded it into my closet until vacay started. Similar to my previous […]

Who Says Glitter Can’t Mix With Halloween? Make Your Own Glitter Bowls.

Who Says Glitter Can’t Mix With Halloween? Make Your Own Glitter Bowls.

For those of you who know me, I’m a wannabe ‘minimalist.’ I try to live by the philosophy ‘less is always more.’ And ‘quality over quantity’ for everything. Except when it comes to crafts. I love EVERYTHING about it. And ALL of its colorful clutter. For […]

DIY – Hot Cocoa Mason Jars and Homemade Cookies

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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