#CIJParty – Making A Hot Cocoa Holder

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Good morning! Welcome to our first class today. We thought it would be fun to start out with Jen from CaffeinatedPapercuts – since her shop name has caffeine in it! Jen shares with us how to make a hot cocoa holder.

  • Introduction
    We all find ourselves needing a last-minute gift, stocking stuffer, or add-on to a present at the holidays, and today I have a great one for you – a hot cocoa holder!
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    How cute are these?? A pretty package holding a yummy treat. After all, who doesn’t like a nice, hot cup of cocoa during those cold months. You could easily pair it with a pretty mug or coffee cozy, maybe even coasters!
  • Materials Used
    -your favorite hot cocoa packet
    -adhesive (tape runners work best)
    -mini stapler (I used the Tim Holtz one)
    -seasonal card stock
    -stamps & colored pencils (you can easily use stickers or other embellishments as well)
    -decorative scissors
  • First Step
    Your exact dimensions depend upon the size of your cocoa packet. I built this one so that there was 1/4″ border on the sides and made sure the pocket came up over halfway on the cocoa packet. This leaves room for the mini staples to form the pocket without puncturing the cocoa. Yes, it is a bit messy when that happens…
  • Then
    For the front I simply added some scrapbook paper 1/4″ smaller than my flap. The sentiment and cocoa cup are from an older Fiskars set that I find myself going back to again and again. (No, I don’t remember the name as the packaging disintegrated a while ago.)
  • Final Step
    I finished off the front flap with some decorative scissors. The edge just looks too boring otherwise. The whole project took me maybe 20 minutes, and that included figuring out the measurements.
  • Conclusion
    I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial today. Feel free to stop by my blog if you have any questions! CaffeinatedPapercuts
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Thanks for stopping by for Jen’s hot cocoa holder class! Be sure to check out our full class schedule for today’s Craft Party on our main party post.

5 thoughts on “#CIJParty – Making A Hot Cocoa Holder

  1. Pingback: Welcome to the Christmas In July Party – #CIJParty | EtsyChristmasInJuly

  2. I participate in a Christmas gift exchange every year and this year I shall have something in addition besides jewelry to make! Cannot wait to try this!!


  3. Pingback: Thank you for coming to the Christmas In July Party – #CIJParty | EtsyChristmasInJuly

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