DIY

The Easiest Homemade Gift (that Everyone will Love)

Lark & Linen Hot Cocoa Gift by Ruth Eileen Photography

I’d be willing to go out on a limb and say that there isn’t a soul in the world who wouldn’t thoroughly appreciate a DIY hot cocoa kit showing up at their door. It’s just the sweetest gesture, one that’s sure to warm even the grinchiest of grinch hearts this season. It’s the perfect solution for literally everyone on your list; from teachers, to neighbours, to in-laws and beyond. But I, personally, love the idea of spreading a little cheer to someone who may be feeling particularly blue around this time each year. The best part is it couldn’t be simpler to make. And you can grab every last step below.

Note: if you do tackle this bad boy, please share on Instagram using #LarkandLinenDIY – I’d love to take a peek at your results

Lark & Linen Hot Cocoa Gift by Ruth Eileen Photography
Lark & Linen Hot Cocoa Gift by Ruth Eileen Photography
Lark & Linen Hot Cocoa Gift by Ruth Eileen Photography
Lark & Linen Hot Cocoa Gift by Ruth Eileen Photography

SUPPLIES

Wooden box
Krinkle fill
Merry & Bright template
Label paper
Scissors
Marbled mug
Evergreen matches
Balsam candle
Plaid ribbon
Tea towel
Winter greens & pinecones- we foraged ours outdoors
Cinnamon sticks
Hot cocoa powder
Cellophane bag for cocoa powder
Mini marshmallows
Scalloped dish for marshmallows
Candy canes

INSTRUCTIONS

1) Download the merry & bright template, and print it out on to label paper.
2) Cut out the label along the gray line, then stick it on to the box.
3) Fill the cellophane bag with cocoa powder, tie off with a twist tie and finish with plaid ribbon. Fill a scalloped dish with mini marshmallows.
4) Fill the box 3/4 of the way with kraft fill, then place in the mug, cocoa, marshmallows, and any other accessories you’d like to be part of your gift.
5) Tuck sprigs of greenery or little pinecones in any gaps.

Notes: this gift is most cost-effective if you make several at a time. You can easily downsize it by sticking to just the cocoa ingredients, or you can go big by adding little extras like the candle & matches.

Photography: Ruth Eileen Photography

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  • Peg Allegretto
    December 12, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Adorable! xo

  • charolina
    December 12, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    I loved it!

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