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Quick & Easy DIY Hot Chocolate Mug Gift For Christmas

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Hot chocolate is made for cold winter evenings, so why not treat someone special to this DIY hot chocolate mug gift? 

It’s like two gifts in one as they can enjoy the deluxe hot chocolate and then keep the mug afterwards. It also kind of feels like you’re giving them a warm hug in a mug. Simply marvellous!

Fancy giving it a go? Here’s how to do it…

Psst! This hot chocolate mug gift is the perfect match for homemade cookies. Discover how to make a homemade cookie dough gift >>

DIY Hot Chocolate Mug Gift For Christmas

DIY Hot Chocolate Mug Gift Tutorial

What You’ll Need:

  • A festive or personalised mug
  • Hot chocolate powder
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Candy canes
  • Ribbon
  • Cellophane bags

How To Make Hot Chocolate Gift Mugs

Step 1: Prepare your hot chocolate mix

Fill a small cellophane bag with hot chocolate powder and fill another one with the marshmallows.

This keeps the chocolate powder from “muddying” the marshmallows… no one wants brown marshmallows, am I right?

You could also use a small ready-made packet of hot chocolate instead if you prefer.

Step 2: Fill your mug

Place the bag of hot chocolate at the bottom of your mug and add the bag of marshmallows on top.

Optional: Add any other ingredients to the mug, such as chocolate sprinkles or chocolate chips. Keep these in separate bags as well.

Step 3: Wrap and decorate your mug

Place your mug inside a medium-sized cellophane bag and tie the top of it shut with a twist tie. Next, measure and trim a piece of ribbon and grab two candy canes.

Begin to tie the ribbon around the top of the cellophane bag, but don’t finish with a bow just yet. Hold your candy canes in a cross shape where your bow will be and then secure them in place with the bow.

Your DIY hot chocolate gift is now ready for your special someone. You could pop it in a gift bag, or you could even use it in a self-care winter gift basket.

DIY Hot Chocolate Mug Gift Tutorial


I hope you like making this quick and easy DIY hot chocolate mug gift! If you like this, then you’ll probably also like my other DIY gifts.

If you make anything inspired by this tutorial then I’d love to see it, so tag me on Instagram @houseofmahalo!

Like this tutorial? Why not pin or bookmark it now, so you can make your very own DIY hot cocoa mug gift later?

Quick & Easy DIY Hot Chocolate Mug Gift For Christmas
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Justine Jenkins

Justine is the brains behind the House of Mahalo craft blog, YouTube channel and Etsy shop. She's been cross-stitching since she was 10, baking since she was 6 and just generally creating something fabulous for as far back as she can remember. In 2020, Justine started upcycling various items around the house, and in 2021, she discovered the wonderful world of junk journals. Since then, she's made well over 30 journals and folios by hand, alongside various handmade gifts and home decor pieces. Justine now shares tutorials and inspiring DIY ideas via this craft blog, her YouTube videos and in her Facebook group called Junk Journal Ideas and Inspiration.

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