Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A great gift for guests

Over at The Stamp Shack, we have a section for recipes of all sorts. One of my good friends from there, Sherri, shared her recipe for Hot Cocoa Mix. It makes a huge amount and makes great gifts for people you really don't want to miss at Christmas. This year I finally made up a batch and here's what my end product looks like.

I purchased some jars from Canadian Tire, you know the ones you use for pickles and spaghetti sauces and such. They're 1 litre in size and hold lots of the great hot cocoa mix. I cut a 1-1/2" x 12" strip of "Christmas Boughs of Holly" by American Crafts to go around the jar. Then I used my Curly Label punch set and mounted that onto some glossy green c/s and placed it on the jar because the 12" strip of paper didn't quite make it all the way around. I added some red ribbon to it and I think it looks really festive. Then, I made some tags with mixing directions and coloured Santa with Copics and added Candy Candy Stickles for bling, along with some White Perfect Puff for Santa's beard. I heated the Perfect Puff to make it look fluffy just like a real beard. All in all, I must say I wouldn't mind giving myself one of these jars for Christmas!


mudmaven said...

Barb what a wonderful gift idea. Practical AND beautiful! ~chris

JessicaLynn said...

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Jessica Lynn

Tami B. said...

This is such a wonderful gift, Barb. I love all the special touches. We are down to the end of our jar of this mix. It's so yummy.

Anonymous said...

Oh How I loved your tour... makes me feel like I am in Ontario... lovely stories.. Looks like a yummy batch of Sherri's cocco. Terry/scrappinnuts

Cindi said...

wonderful post Barb!! I always love your post! Thanks for inviting us into your new home for the Holiday!
Merry Christmas