Rustic Mason Jar Cocoa Gift
There aren’t a lot of people out there who don’t like hot cocoa. Or if there are, they aren’t friends of mine! So in trying to come up with a gift that could work just as well for men as women, I kept coming to the idea of something that looked rustic. Dudes like rustic and with it being very in style right now, chicks dig it, too!
So I headed out and grabbed a case of mason jars and a whole heck of a lot of hot cocoa mix and knocked out these pretty, simple and sure to be well received hot cocoa gifts!
For this project you will need:
- Mason jars
- Hot cocoa mix
- Kraft paper card stock
- Pine/pine cone faux floral stems
- Rubber stamps (optional)
- Paper straws (optional)
- Tag cut file for Silhouette or image file to hand cut
I grabbed a case of pint jars. They aren’t crazy big nor so small as to look chintzy. Give the jars a good wash but leave the lids and seals alone. Allow to dry before continuing.
Fill your jar half to two thirds full of cocoa mix. Side note… you can get a great deal on cocoa powder at warehouse clubs or you can search online for a recipe to make from scratch!
Next add some marshmallows to the top.
If you’re looking for something a bit fancier, you can also add any kind of chip, like chocolate chip or peanut butter chips or crushed peppermints in a layer just below your marshmallows. I went more on the plain end of the spectrum hoping to please all.
Now it’s time to decorate your tags! I busted out a gold ink pad and some pretty snowflake rubber stamps. You can also hand draw or print a pattern onto the backside of your card. Be sure to leave enough room for directions on how to properly mix the cocoa with water or have a pattern you don’t mind writing on top of.
When I was digging for some winter-y stamps I came across this nameplate one which seemed too perfect!
Using a black marker I wrote the name in the center and traced the outline of the name tag shape so it would be more visible (I did this while the ink was still wet for the effect you see here).
Using a long piece of twine, wrap around the jar below the lid and run through your tag. Knot shut.
Add on your floral flourish with another piece of twine (the doubling of the twine gives it a nice look, but you can also swing it on the first piece if you prefer.
Now after I had finished this up I totally remembered that I had bought some gold and white paper straws and added those a bit later. How cute is that?!
You can, of course, customize to your style or taste, but these pretty little mason jars won’t take forever and they won’t break the bank.
Rustic Mason Jar Cocoa Gift
They’re perfect for neighbors and co-workers or anyone you want to give a little something to without overdoing it!