Tuesday, December 22, 2015

DIY Gifts

Hello Lovelies,

Christmas is just a few days away!  Need any easy last minute gift ideas?  I have the perfect DIY gifts for your friends and co-workers. I have different versions of my DIY gifts from mocha mix to confetti push pops.  I hope a few of my ideas inspire you!  I have linked the push pops I used to my blog.

First, we will take a look at the mocha mix recipe my mom gave me last year. 
I use a little less sugar and a lot more coffee ;) 

Last year, I made the mocha mix and put it in jars (see the picture above). However, this year I tried something new. I found some plastic ornaments at Wal-Mart. Then I filled them with a layer of crushed peppermint, a layer of the mocha mix, a layer of mini chocolate chips, another layer of mocha mix, and then I topped it off with some more crushed peppermint!




I also filled cute coffee mugs with chocolate stir sticks from Target and candy canes to add more flavor to the mocha mix. Last year, I painted each person's initial in gold paint and tied ribbon on to make an ornament. This year I did not have enough time to make ornaments.  I do not know where the time has gone! Wasn't Thanksgiving yesterday?





For this person, I added a Starbucks gift card instead of making mocha mix.

I also filled these two mugs with instant coffee and hot cocoa mix for the ladies who taught kindergarten Sunday school with me.

Second, I made confetti push pops. I added them to some of the mugs, but ultimately made them for the party in a box I made for my best friends last year. 
 
To make these push pops, I bought mini cake push pops, Washi tape, confetti and card stock.  First, I traced the open end of the cake pop on the card stock and cut out the small circle.  Then I filled my push pop with the confetti and gently pushed the card stock circle on the end to close off the cake push pop.  Then I decorated the plastic tube with Washi tape.  It was super simple and so fun!


Here is the party in a box I created for my best friends.  I filled the box with confetti push pops, cute party napkins, and 2 party dip mixes.  The mixes came in the ornament with the spreader attached.   I, of course, gave them a bottle of wine too! 
Don't forget the bottle of wine! ;) 

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you got a little inspiration from my DIY gift ideas.  
Merry Christmas! 

XOXO,
Love Leigh






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