Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I love to hand out small gifts to friends and my daughters teachers. It can be hard to find “adult” versions of Valentine gifts, so I decided to make my own. Feel free to print the labels and if you’d like to make homemade hot cocoa mix, I added my recipe to the bottom of this post.
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The tags can be used in two different ways. 1. As a hanging tag. 2. As a mason jar lid topper.
For option 1, I bought a few cute mugs and filled cellophane bags with the mix. It’s a little easier to just fill the bag a little bit, put it in the mug, then finish filling.
I tied the bag with some bakers twine, added a few chocolate covered peppermints and the tag. I wrote the directions for the hot chocolate on the back of the tag.
Option 2 was to use it on top of a mason jar. I filled the jar with mix, then cut out the tag slightly bigger. The pink circle fits perfectly so you need it a tad bigger so it stay in place.
I happen to find a smooth jar at Micheal’s, so I was able to add some washi tape around the center to give it some more color.
It also made a great area to write out the directions. 🙂
The hot chocolate mix is very simple and tastes GREAT! I got the recipe from my sister-in-law, but there are a ton of great ones out there.
- 4 cups powdered milk
- 21.8 oz container of Nesquick
- 16 oz. vanilla powdered coffee creamer
- Mix all the ingredients together . Make sure they are mixed well. A trick is to put it in a food processor!
- Fill a mug with ½ of mix and ½ hot water.
- Top with whipped cream.
Some versions of this mix included powdered sugar, but we add candy and other goodies to ours so I leave out the extra sugar. Remember our hot cocoa bar!?!
I hope you have someone in your life to share this with!!