INSIDE: DIY loaded hot chocolate gift mug for adults. DIY painted coffee mug gift basket.
One of the many crazy memories I have from my college days was adding a few drops of liquid warmth to a carafe of hot chocolate to get through a particularly painful night class. Pretty wild, since I would now throttle my kids if they did the same!
But sometimes we need more than just a steaming mug of gourmet hot chocolate to get us through [insert adult drama here].
Gift a friend a fun DIY loaded hot chocolate gift mug for when they need some extra liquid warmth!
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DIY Loaded Hot Chocolate Gift Mug
If I can paint a pint-sized chocolate bar on a curved coffee mug, so can you. Of course, it helped that I waited until the paints were dry to reward myself to the gift basket!
– Plain white coffee mug
– Acrylic paints (You can also use oil-based Sharpie markers)
– Hot chocolate packets
– Marshmallows (Tied in a small baggie with ribbon)
– Airplane sized bottle of Bailey’s Irish Cream
DIY Hot Chocolate Gift Set
Start by sketching the design with a pencil onto the mug.
Paint the various parts of a loaded hot chocolate, starting at the top of the mug and working towards the bottom to avoid smearing. If using acrylic paints, let things dry between layers.
Once done, let the mug completely dry. Then preheat the oven to 300° and stick the mug into the cold oven. Let it “bake” for 30 minutes.
hot cocoa in a mug gift basket
Fill the DIY mug with packets of hot chocolate mix, fill a baggie with marshmallows (tied with a ribbon) and an airplane-sized bottle of whatever mixes well with steaming liquid chocolate.
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