Make ahead Hot Cocoa Gifts – Easy to make & cute in a gift mug or basket.

You can make these easily in just an evening. These snowy cocoa gifts can be given to teachers, bus driver, to youth leaders, or you can add a gift card to it and give to friends & co-workers. These also look great in a coffee mug with a candy cane.


Watch short video above to see how easy you can make these.

You can use a snowflake paper punch or some small glittery snowflakes like mine below & in the video for making your tags. I found mine from the Dollar store. (Yep, one of my favorite places to find very inexpensive craft supplies 🙂

For supplies it depends on which ones you choose to make, but basically you need
– Hot cocoa packets – I used Ghirardelli brand because I like how they look.
– My free printable tags – 1 sheet makes A LOT
– Some ribbon or twine (use whatever you have on hand)
– Next choose your tag: paper circles or the snowflakes or whatever your creative mind desires.
– Snowy tulle (white flocked polka-dot) or vellum paper or the small white bags from Hobby Lobby!
– Gift cards optional, depending on how you chose to give them.

The video above is going to have the easiest instructions, and there you can join me at my craft desk and make them right along with me. The written directions are below.

1. Snowy Tulle Cocoa gifts:
Place cocoa packet in center of tulle and cut to fit as shown in the video. Fold tulle up to top of packet, so fold is at bottom keeping cocoa packet in place and sides are open and the top is tied off with a ribbon. Tuck sides in to help hold the packet. It holds well without glueing. Now just tie on your tag of choice and its ready. You can give as is or add a gift card to it.
Glittery small Snowflake tag: Use an oval punch to punch out greeting wishes from the free printable and use tacky glue to attach to plastic snowflake & it’s done!

2. For blue cocoa packets in the vellum paper:
Cut your velum paper so it fits your hot cocoa packet, I get 2 velum envelopes from 1 sheet.
Use double sticky tape for the sides of your velum envelope as shown in video. Cut top edge of velum envelope with scalloping scissors if desired. Insert cocoa packet. Punch 2 holes at top and run ribbon through it and tie it in front.
For tag: I used my large 2” round pound and navy cardstock, I wrote my snowy wish message with a white gel pen and glued on a snowflake punched out with a snowflake punch, I had on hand. You could use any kind of gift tag! (Optional to insert gift card depending on your giving need).
* Vellum paper can be bought by the sheet in scrapbooking aisle or by the package at craft stores.

3. White bag style cocoa packet, with buffalo plaid washi tape: This is the easiest one!
Using small white bags from Hobby Lobby, (these ones already had a scallop top edge). Insert cocoa into bag, fold top of bag forward. Using printed Christmas tape to keep it folded and attach the tag to also. Again, insert gift card optional, A candy cane inserted in this one is also cute!
Tag: Using one of the messages on the free tag printable, just punch your greeting words out with a round scallop punch, tape to another circle punched out of green cardstock that is round smooth edge punch, Outer punch is just a ¼” larger circle. That’s it! Done!

More details on supplies:

  • 7 x 4 glassine or paper bags from craft store (Hobby Lobby, Micheals, Joann’s, etc.)
  • 1 1/2 inch round (smooth edge) paper punch (same stores)
  • Large & Small snowflake punches – I’ve had mine a very long-time, check craft stores.
  • Buffalo Checked Washi tape – Hobby Lobby.
  • Small round scallop punch –Fiskars 1 7/16”
  • or the oval punch – Fiskars 1 ½ “Long, both I had on hand. Can find at craft stores.
  • Poka dot (snowy) Tulle – Etsy
  • Ribbon & twine – scraps (dollar store is great place to find colored twine)

Hope you have fun this holiday season making some handmade gifts to give!

Looking for more Christmas ideas:

Delightfully yours,

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