Homemade Christmas Gifts 2012

Homemade Christmas Gifts 2012

So, for Christmas this year, I wanted to make awesome homemade gifts. My original idea was to spray paint some mugs I picked up at at Target for $2 with some chalkboard paint, write on each one, and fill them with homemade hot chocolate mix and chocolate covered spoons. Unfortunately, I couldn’t figure out how to get the paint to not flake off the mugs, so I’m saving that part of the craft for another day.

This is what I ended up with:
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The hot chocolate mix was made using Alton Brown’s recipe from Food Network.
For the toppings, I used mini marshmallows (I found them at target for $2 a canister and I used about 1/4 of it for 16 spoons), chopped Andes mints (pre-chopped in the baking section next to the baking chips), crushed peppermints, caramel for drizzle (this one was problematic), and white chocolate. On the white chocolate, I did two different drizzles. One I finished with red sugar and the other I finished with green sugar and holiday colored nonpareils.
I recently watched a documentary on plastic, and unfortunately I had already purchased all the supplies for this craft beforehand. If I had a chance to do it again, I’d buy wooden spoons (bamboo spoons are half the price of plastic ones), some sort of cloth bag for the hot chocolate and a more eco-friendly way to package the spoons themselves.
For the labels, I designed them (with somewhat snarky comments on them) and then printed them on full sheet size label paper and then cut them out. They were adhesive so I just stuck them to each package! Here are the labels I designed:
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Merry Christmas!

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