DIY Hot Cocoa Bar

DIY Hot Cocoa Bar

Sweet & Chic Friendsgiving
November 14, 2018
 
Nothing says winter holidays like sipping' hot cocoa.
 
It's been raining non-stop outside and tonight we are celebrating a belated "roomies" Christmas. You see, Christmas this year wasn't quite as magical as it usually has been in the past. I had to say goodbye to my fur baby of 21 years, Mercury, my beautiful kitten on Christmas Eve. It was one of the hardest things I've had to do and it's taken me some time to heal my heart. So I cancelled Christmas. I don't mind saying it. I was a real humbug. I am in a good place now, and with my "roomies" aka Meeks back in the country after visiting their friends and family, we decided today is the day to celebrate a belated Christmas.
 
And there is no better way to celebrate Christmas then with a good cup of a hot cocoa. And if you're entertaining then I say why not have an entire Hot Cocoa Bar!? A Hot Cocoa Bar is always a hit and it gives you the perfect moments to gather around together, sip hot goodness and share stories and laughter with your loved ones. After all ... iI promise you that it will be those little moments that you remember, not the gifts. It's always the little things. Here is how to get started!
 
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You Will Need:
  • 6 Wood Planter Boxes
  • 2 Pieces Scrap Wood (cut to the same length as planter boxes)
  • 8 pieces of Balsa Wood (cut to the same width as the planter boxes and scrap piece of wood)
  • Paint (whatever paint to match your planter boxes)
  • Paint Brush or Cloth
  • Hot glue
  • Clear jars & glasses
  • Twine
  • Cardstock
  • Tag Maker
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    How-To:
    1. Optional: paint balsa wood and scrap wood to match planter boxes. Let dry.
    2. Glue a piece of balsa wood to each side of board. Repeat on second board. This will be the first level.
    3. Glue a piece of balsa wood to each side of planter box. Repeat on second box (make sure boxes are upside down). This will be the second layer.
    4. For top layer glue two planter boxes to each other, making sure the top planter box is upside down.
    5. Now add your goodies! On our top layer we put the main ingredients like cocoa powder, marshmallows, and straws. On the second layer we put our syrups (Toffee, French Vanilla, Salted Caramel) and powdered toppings (powdered sugar, cinnamon, and French vanilla). On the last level we put our toppings (crushed Oreos cookies, crushed peppermints, shaved coconut, and chocolate chips).
    6. Once you have all your goodies out, it’s time to label them! To label them, use cardstock and your tag maker. Place the card stock in the tag maker and press down. Use the tag maker to puncture a hole on each side of the label. Write your label and secure it around each glass jar with twine.
    7. Viola! Enjoy your hot cocoa bar!
     
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    If you want to follow along at home step by step then head on over to Home & Family on the Hallmark Channel and catch the full episode!