last minute hot chocolate:

February 13, 2009

if you need to make a friend or a loved one something fast, here's some inspiration.

i first saw this mix at fred flare: "you warm my heart hot cocoa mix" for $8, and figured it could probably be easily made ... so i googled heart shaped marshmallows and came across a few articles and blogs, like the martha stewart living article which had a cute idea for cutting out marshmallows with a tiny little cookie cutter. i came across another blog which sadly i can't fin the link anymore for it. but anyway, there's lots of articles out there about it.

anyway, all these things can be purchased locally so that's why this is so great - you can put it together real quick. here's what you need:

vday: things you need.
wilton heart cut outs : can be purchased at joanns or michaels.

mason jar : purchased at michaels yesterday .. although, now that i think of it, i think i would have liked to get this jar instead... which you can probably get at ikea or the container store, if you have one near you.

vday: make heart marshmallows.
marshmallows! store bought.. if you want to be ambitious - you can make your own marshmallows with this recipe that i hear is pretty good - then just cut them into heart shapes.

vday: packaging you need.
ribbon / tag / packaging for marshmallows and hot chocolate mix.

and of course, hot chocolate mix : i bought the Ghirardelli Hot Chocolate Mix - Double Chocolate. but there's lots of simple and easy recipes to make your own hot chocolate mix with things you may already have in your household like sugar, cocoa powder, creamer. i don't have any of these things so the quick stuff worked for me.. it's up to you ;) this blog also has some extra tips on things you can add into the mix.

so just cut the marshmallows in half, then use the mini heart cutter to slice through the center of the marshmallow. oh, they were SUPER sticky and gooey. so i got some powdered sugar and dipped the sticky parts which quickly solved the problem. now they be packaged without sticking to the bag:

vday: hearts.

marshmallows- all cut out:
vday: all done.

marshmallows- all packaged:
vday: heart shaped marshmallows.

a lovely gift, i think! who doesn't like hot chocolate!
vday: all packaged.

vday: hot chocolate mix.

vday: a lovely gift.

sorry the images are so dark and kind of blue - the sun keeps coming out and going away. well have a lovely weekend! ♥


39 hello's:

  1. LOVELY! This looks so much more charming than the ff version :)

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  2. so pretty !
    Did you sew the tag on with a regular sewing machine ? I so want to do this, but i don't want to break the needle or anything...

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  3. Oh this is adorable! I love the doily! happy v-day!

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  4. awwww, this is just so delightful! i should do this!!

    -Amanda
    http://meshandlace.typepad.com

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  5. Dark? They are lovely! Just as the idea!

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  6. yum! what a lovely package. i love hot chocolate and i've been wanting to make my own mix... now i will!

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  7. Wow! Fantastic idea! Thanks for that. I adore your photos for this as well.

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  8. This is absolutely delightful! You're sucha sweetie!

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  9. i have never never never seen such adorable marshmallows.
    you are fantastically creative + i love your style.

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  10. So cute. And your photos are always a visual treat.

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  11. Great idea, this is so cute! Drooling over everything here...

    And your pictures are great as they are my dear, have always love your composition in pictures :)

    Happy LOVEday!

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  12. That's amazing. It's amazing what a typewriter and a doily can do! It looks great.

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  13. I demand some unnecessarily cute handmade items from you. Food is best ;)

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  14. very very cute!

    i felt adventurous one day and made my own marshmallows... maybe i didn't understand the science behind gelatin but they ended up tasting a bit funky!

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  15. Oh my gosh. This is FANTASTIC! I am bookmarking it...I just love it. And all of the little details are just too sweet...

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  16. this is such a cute idea!

    xoxo

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  17. this is so cute! I may have to use this packaging idea for christmas gifts next year.

    thanks for sharing

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  18. This is such a great idea, I'm going to do this :D yay

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  19. This was beautiful! My only question is where do you get the little parchment bags?

    Thanks for such fun inspiration.

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  20. Those hearts are fantastic! I think I might try to make my own this weekend. All the rain makes hot cocoa and marshmallows seem like a great idea.

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  21. How lovely! What a nice idea. It looks so good too..yum.. :)

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  22. Such a sweet gift idea for someone with a sweet tooth:)

    -minna

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  23. What a wonderful idea! I might have to steal it for myself!

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  24. i love love love this! you are such a doll! x Summer

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  25. This is a beautiful and personal (and yummy!) gift.

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  26. such a good idea! Really simple and great for a last minute gift (I'm always so disorganised so perfect for me!)
    What did you use to make the little mashmallow bag?

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  27. You are a genius and this is a perfect gift for Valentines Day--you're awesome!

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  28. What a cool gift ideas! This last minute chocolate is really cool. Wish I had read this sooner. Anyway, thanks for sharing. Looking forward for your next post!

    -pia-

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  29. Nice effort, very informative, this will help me to complete my task.

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  30. Flower store in uk21 July, 2010 00:24

    Nice idea! I never try to make a flower tissue before, Anyway, thanks for sharing this post. I've got an idea.

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  31. Gorgeous work, thank you for sharing this method.

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  32. This is so adorable & it looks YUMMY!! I'm definitely going to make these for my family during Christmas!! Thanks for the inspiration doll!

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  33. I have only just found this and what a cute idea. Would make great thank you gifts for friends, family and teachers. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. It's cute what you did with the marshmallows! :)

    I made something sorta kinda similar to put in xmas goodies bags for everybody - a mini hot chocolate with mini marshmallows:

    http://naturallymecreations.blogspot.com/2010/12/christmas-gifts-2010-part-5-goodie-bag.html

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  35. Too cute, what a simple yet romantic idea.

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