easy valentine’s day gift–hot cocoa spoons!

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We’re quickly approaching Valentine’s Day, so I wanted to share one last quick and easy DIY perfect for teacher, neighbor, and everyone-else gifts!

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I’m a huge fan of hot cocoa in the Winter, so these DIY Hot Cocoa spoons are right up my alley. Drop into a cellophane bag, add a hot cocoa packet, and tie with some twine or ribbon, and you’re done!

Start with some wooden spoons, and the chocolate of your choice. Melting chocolate is GREAT for this, as it hardens well and the spoons don’t need to be refrigerated. I had this delicious Dulce de leche from Trader Joe’s, though, that I wanted to try, and all I can say is “wow.” So good. While your spoon is still wet, dip into the toppings of your choice.

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Let dry on a piece of parchment, and you’re done! I stamped “xoxo” on the handles, which is completely optional but completely adorable in my opinion icon smile easy valentines day gift  hot cocoa spoons!

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Happy Wednesday!

hot chocolate station for the holidays

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I shared a sneak peek of this on my Instagram feed the other day (burlapandblue), and it’s obvious from the response that you guys love your hot chocolate as much as I do.

We are big fans of the stuff in the winter months, and what better way to make life a bit easier, as well as add a bit of fun to the tradition, than with a hot chocolate station?

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I took a wooden tray (from Target, last year), a cutesy melanine plate (also from Target), assorted mugs and containers, and there you have it!

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Here’s a better shot of that plate…it’s from this year’s holiday collection. Did you see my post last week? Target has some amazing Holiday stuff this year.

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Hello, darling Anthro mugs! So glad to have a reason to put these on display…I love them!

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I’ll share tutorials for both the garland and the JOY letters soon…both were super easy crafts, less than 15 minutes a piece.

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So there you have it! Your kids will thank you, your waistline may not, but, either way, it’s a fun and special way to add some fun to your Holidays!

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