This hot chocolate gift idea makes the perfect last minute gift.  For more handmade gift ideas be sure to check out my series that has been going on all month long.  Do you have a girl on your list? She will love this jewelry pouch.


The holidays are upon us, and like me, I’m sure many of you are looking for quick and easy holiday gift giving ideas. I know everyone loves sweets at the holidays. And what sweeter, and easier, last minute gift idea than a simple hot chocolate mix packaged with love? How about a quick and easy to make gift idea featuring Deco Foil.


Hot Chocolate Gift Idea

Jar gift ideas are so fun and easy, and there are so many different things that you can fill them with. Think candy, coffee beans or tea, homemade baking mixes or spice blends, or cocoa mix, like I’ve used here. Or how about bath salts for a health and beauty gift, or flower seeds for your favorite gardener. So many great ideas, and better yet, you can often find inexpensive jars at your local dollar store, or even the Target $Spot. Then all you need is a bit of ribbon, and a festive tag. Super easy!
Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas with Deco Foil™

I’ve got a tutorial for this bright and shiny holiday tag, accented with our beautiful iCraft® Deco Foils™.

Project Supplies:
Therm O Web iCraft® Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheet- Red
Therm O Web iCraft® Deco Foil™ Liquid Adhesive
Therm O Web iCraft® Double-Sided Adhesive Foam
Therm O Web XL Memory Tape Runner
Patterned Paper: Echo Park
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White
Dies: Papertrey Ink, Sizzix
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Ranger, Stampin’Up
Markers: Ranger
Gems: Making Memories
Trim: Stampin’Up

So let’s take a closer look:


To begin, fill your jar with hot chocolate mix, and then add your favorite toppings to the top of the jar. I used white chocolate chips, and topped it all with crushed peppermint candy. Select a die to use for your tag, or choose a ready-made tag from your stash. And gather some nesting circle dies to use for accent pieces. You can see I selected a set that has a shape the perfect size for the lid.


Die cut a circle for the lid from candy-striped patterned paper. Die cut the tag and another layering circle shape from white cardstock.  Ink the edges of the tag shape with brown ink.

Using a flat (old junky) paintbrush, apply iCraft® Deco Foil™ Liquid Adhesive onto the top and edges of the tag.

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Allow the adhesive to dry until it’s tacky to the touch. Then press a piece of iCraft® Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheet down onto the tag (with the colored side up and the silver side down). Gently rub over the foil using the tip of your finger.

Peel up the foil to reveal the fun striated effect you get with the liquid adhesive. Stamp a sentiment onto the bottom of the plain cardstock circle and adhere it to the center of the tag using iCraft Double-Sided Foam Adhesive. Embellish with additional paper strips and stamped gingers.


Tie ribbon around the top of the jar and attach the tag. Now your gift is ready to give.


Be sure to visit our Therm O Web blog for more holiday craft ideas and to enter to win each week as we celebrate Festive Friday!


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