Hot Cocoa ornaments

To start off this final countdown before Christmas my latest DIY for Project Wedding which will fit in perfectly with your holiday parties this week. Hot cocoa ornaments that are easy to make, pretty to look at and yummy to drink. Basically, the perfect holiday drink mix.

Filled with your favorite cocoa, smashed candy canes, and tiny marshmallows these ornaments will give a sweet new meaning to the traditional tree hangings. Once they are filled simply add warmed water, swirl around and enjoy.

See the full tutorial here and catch a glimpse of my simple trick to make each straw fit perfectly. 

Photography by Carly Taylor for A Subtle Revelry.

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Posted December 13, 2010
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25 Responses to “Hot Cocoa ornaments”

  1. paloma says:

    you are amazing! these are amazing!!

  2. Miss Kiki says:

    Arrggh! This is COOL!! I want to drink it straight from the ornament! haha! x

  3. Vanessa says:

    Where do you get the clear ornaments?

  4. Victoria says:

    Thanks girls:) It was a fun project to put together! Vanessa, The clear ornaments are being sold this time of year at Joann’s, Micheal’s and most local craft stores.

  5. Lena says:

    How adorable! I’m with Kiki-I would sip it straight from the ornament!

  6. Christine says:

    This idea is so adorable!! I love it.

  7. Stéphaie says:

    Fabulous !
    I adore !

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  9. Tegan M. says:

    Girl. You are SO dang creative! I LOOOVE this!

  10. Lynn says:

    oh my gosh, this is too incredible for words! the best idea i’ve seen in a long time. so unique.

    pea ess: thanks so much for your comment so i could find your awesomely creative blog.

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  13. Beth N. says:

    Maybe I’m just tired and not thinking straight…but are you actually able to drink FROM the ornament? We have a Secret Santa exchange, and I’d like to use this idea. IF you can drink from the ornament…how on Earth do you get the water in?

  14. Love this idea. It’s so original!

    I’m loving your photos as well. I’m a new blogger and the photography is still difficult for me at times.

  15. Desiree says:

    I love this!

    I would love for you to share it on my link party tomorrow evening… I hope to see you there!

  16. keecam says:

    I LOVE THIS! Where in the world do you download the warm heart warm hand label? I’ve been looking everywhere for it for the past hour :(
    Thanks so much!

    • Victoria says:

      keecam, we didn’t provide the label as a download on this project. You can print or write in your own! Thanks!

      • Linda L. says:

        Victoria, if the labels aren’t available for download, then the following sentence shoul be removed from this post:

        “Plus grab the “warm hearts-warm hands” labels that are available for free download. ”

        I looked for the download both here and in the tutorial since you had said it was there. Frustrating!

  17. Freda says:

    This is so cute, I will have to try this at our Family Christmas party.

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