DIY The Perfect Mix Favors

I have to say I love me some Christmas time, guys. As much as I hate the cold, the business at the malls once November hits, and the “ohmygoditsallover” that seems to hit me at midnight on December 25th, I seriously live for the holidays and the sweet little traditions that mean so much to me. The other day I broke out the Balsam Pine candles so that our apartment can smell like an entire pine forest and I’ve been doing small happy dances through the Christmas section at Hobby Lobby. All of those ornaments and decorations are enough to give a girl like me heart palapations. So for all of you holiday lovers, and lovers of the coziness and sweetness that Christmas time brings, this craft is for you. By far this is my most fave DIY with Jenna to date. You’ll see why at the end of this picture-infused post. Enjoy your Monday, everyone!

{Step 1} Make sure you have all the supplies needed. Pictured is everything I used like small latch-top, seal proof jars from Hobby Lobby, hot cocoa mix, mini marshmallows, some pink linen fabric, mini candy canes, my hot glue gun, Ghirardelli chocolate peppermint squares, my shiny scissors and the prettiest little labels designed and printed by one of my lovely friends Ashley of Lemon and Lavender. Try to refrain from eating all of the needed chocolate peppermint squares. Seriously.

{Step 2} Scoop equal amounts of cocoa mix into each jar until about halfway full. I used two canisters of cocoa mix to fill the five jars I have so if you need to make these favors on a larger scale I suggest using smaller containers. Once your halfway full, place three chocolate peppermint squares on top of the hot cocoa mix. The chocolate really isn’t needed to make a cup of hot cocoa but man are these things good. And your friends will thank you when they find these little treats hidden inside.

{Step 3} Again, refrain from eating all the mini marshmallows. And use a spoon to scoop marshies until the jars are full.

Like so!

{Step 4} To make the pink linen covers, eye ball and cut out a square piece of fabric that will be large enough to cover the opening of your jars. Cut it out and fold it in half. Draw a semi circle with a pencil or white pencil crayon and cut out to make your circle. Place over the opening of the jar and close the lid and latch to create an air tight seal. See how fun this part is?

The fabric will ruffle slightly once it’s sealed in place which let’s be honest, looks pretty dang cute, no?

{Step 5} Add your “Perfect Mix” labels to the jars. I decided to tape the ones Ashley sent to me, on the sides of the jar over top of where the hot cocoa sat so they would stand out. I was sort of bummed out though because I really wanted to show off the backs of the tags where there are Kate Spade ish type stripes (look how cute these things are, below). I am telling you if you need fun paper products Ashley is your girl. You can check out more of her work here and visit her blog over here too.

Pretty pretty.

{Step 6} To make the candy cane hearts for the tops of the jars, hot glue gun together two small candy canes facing in towards one another. I have seen edible versions of these hearts made with melted chocolate in place of glue but I wanted these just to sit on top of the jars so I was a-ok with gluing my canes together. Then I glued the hearts to the tops of the jars.

I just love how these turned out :) so pink and pretty and soft of course!

But wait. I know you’re all thinking “Rhi, Rhi, Rhi, what is this Perfect Mix you speak of?” And well to be honest it could be the perfect mix of two people falling in love and getting married and having these hot cocoa favors at their wedding celebration. Or it could be the perfect mix of hot cocoa and a dash of a little thing I like to call yummy in a bottle. Aka kahlua. I’ll go with the later.

The Perfect Mix. I hope it makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside this year during the holidays! Much love, beauties xoxo

106 comments on DIY The Perfect Mix Favors

  1. LOVE! You always have amazing DIYs- the photos help so much! :)

  2. Nicole on

    This is a DIY I WILL do this holiday season! I have seen plenty of mixes, but this is by far the cutest one. Thanks, Rhi!

  3. slamdunk on

    Very creative with the hot cocoa favors Rhi. I enjoy the Christmas season as well.

  4. Lisa on

    Excuse me while I go make these for everyone I know! SO cute…the candy cane heart is the perfect finishing touch! (Kahlua is the other perfect finishing touch :P)

  5. This is perfect!! What a great treat :) I love the candy cane heart and I also love your shirt!!

  6. ashley on

    your DIYs are THE BEST. lovelovelove.

  7. Neallie on

    Super cute and it looks easy too! This is a fabulous idea, and I love the kahlua addition ~ one of my faves! I’ve been burning my pine scented candle for the last 2 weeks, I can never get enough :)

  8. Alexa on

    Oh my gosh the cutest (and yummiest) DIY ever!

  9. i kid you not, I had a dream about making hot chocolate favors last night! You read my mind and made it even better in reality! love the little addition of the Kahlua – this favor/gift is so adorable..definitely saving this idea!!!!

  10. Stephanie on

    You always have the cutest DIY ideas! I might have to steal this one frm ya :-)

  11. Amy on

    Ohh my goodnes, I love this! The perfect holiday gift! You are so creative!

  12. Oh dear. I love the favor idea but the Kahlua stole my heart. :) I’m trying this out ASAP! What a great Christmas gift!

  13. Holly on

    These are sooooo cute, Rhi! I’ve always thought this would be the perfect Christmas gift to give your friends & family :) p.s. I love your DIY’s so much, my mom, sis & I are going to try making your homemade candles this year!

  14. I love the Christmas season too! Such a creative, yummy DIY gift!!

  15. Liz Maier on

    Love it! Does anyone know where you can find the mini kahlua bottles?

  16. Nikki on

    Super cute! And heck yes on adding kahlua. I really like to put Amarula in mine. So good!

  17. SO cute! The idea just kept getting better & better with each picture! So creative!

  18. Liesl on

    I LOVE this…how creative, fun and personalized too with the little details! I’m going to have to do this…super cute!!!

    Liesl :)

  19. Liz Maier on

    Love it! Does anyone know where I can find the mini kahlua bottles?

  20. Totally cute and oh-so festive! We especially love adding the spiked element for those who like to add a nip of jolly spirit to their holiday hot cocoa!

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  22. k8te on

    hot chocolate + kahlua?! genius, not to mention totally adorable!!

  23. Nicole on

    beautiful DIY and photos! love it!

  24. Gotta love the cute mixes in jars! Great DIY guys, as always! And those tags are uber cute as well.

  25. This is fabulous. Right down to the details with the candy cane and Kahlua. Positively fabulous!

  26. Lena on

    So impossibly sweet, Rhi-I loveeeeee this!!

  27. LOVE this idea! I am totally stealing it :)

    P.S. I always do a little happy dance in Hobby Lobby too. It is one of my favorite places.

  28. Lindsay on

    Love this! The holidays are my favorite time of year too! I love all the traditions:)

  29. That is so cute and so personable! Love the Kahlua on the side! Lovely photos, too…

  30. Amber on

    What a cute idea and the Kahlua on the side…wonderful! I love Christmas time. It makes me feel happy and calm and excited. I love decorating and making cookies and of course drinking amazing hot chocolate! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

  31. mmm yummy!!! what a neat idea! love how it looks!

  32. Love this! So sweet and yummy!

  33. Tiffani on

    OMG, love that!! Will definitely be making that for gifts or favors.

  34. brandi on

    this post made me smile! i love it all! wish I could DIY with you!


  35. Judy on

    I LOVE this ~Wonderful idea~

  36. Creative idea, Rhi :) Great gift idea too!

  37. Love this idea! I know what all my printing vendors are getting this year!!!

  38. Laicie on

    Yum yum yum!! I love these! What a perfect little gift!

    … plus your DIY’s are always so beautiful.

  39. You always come up with the best ideas!!! This is gorgeous!!!!

  40. I agree with Aleah on the Kahlua and Sofia on how clever you are. This is fantasticallyfantabulous!

  41. michaela on

    Rhi! These are so so so cute. I love everything about them. You’re so great with your DIYs (: What wonderful holiday gift!

  42. I’m loving your blog and the photography of these! They are adorable. The extra touch with the kahlua and the candy canes are my favourite :)

  43. nora on

    This is beyond cute! I love the kahlua!!

  44. Gina on

    So nice, so pretty and so simple! Thank you!

  45. Inge on

    OMG, how cute and sweet are these? You’re such an incredible DIY’er, would love to make these myself this Christmas! Thanks for the inspiration!! Love, Inge x

  46. Colleen on

    Ack!!! Love this!! Will have to do for presents!!

  47. I am going to have to make these for Teacher gifts. What an awesome idea. I would like to know where you got those little kahlua bottles? They are too cute:) If you can, could you email me and let me know? Thanks:) I wish/hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  48. LouBoo on

    Rhi – oh my goodness how clever are you?? Amazing. I always love these little vignettes of what you can create. So special. So I know I am sporadic commenter – but I am always here in spirit sweetpea. Lou x

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  50. So adorable! The heart shaped candy canes and the bottle of Kahlua are both nice touches, too! :)

  51. Lauren on

    i LOVE your outfit!! that top is amazing.. where did you get it from? :)

  52. Lindsay on

    I adore this idea Rhi! Hopefully I can find some time to do this for Christmas. If not I’ll have to send this along to my bestie who is getting married next December!

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  54. Love these! So perfect for winter. I wish I could have one right in front of me right now.

  55. I checked, hoping that I wouldn’t be the only guy on here saying, “Yeah, I not only want to receive one of these, but they’d be fun to make too.” Apparently I am, but I don’t care, those are awesome!

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  58. megan on

    I had forgotten where I saw this and have been searching everywhere for it! I’m so glad I found it again, I think this is the best hot chocolate project ever!!
    Thanks for the tutorial!

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  64. Melissa on

    Cute idea!

  65. Maria on

    I love these! I was just wondering if there are any instructions on how to actually make the hot chocolate, how many scoops and how much milk? Do you break up the chocolate squares and let them melt into the hot chocolate?

  66. Brittney on

    Such a cute idea! I love this. Thanks for sharing! :)

  67. Betty on

    Where would I find tha tags that u put on tha jar?

  68. Kylee Post on

    I am going to do this for Christmas presents for my friends!! Perfect :) is there anyway to get labels like that anywhere?

  69. Pam on

    Are there any instructions with these? How many scoops of mix to make a cup of hot chocolate?

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  72. Lei on

    Good idea for party favors. P.s. where’d you get your sparkly tank top? It’s awesome.

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  74. Claudia on

    I love ur idea. Hot cocoa mix in a jar. This is awesome.
    However….my family has never seen this before so I know they wouldn’t know what to do with it, can it be heated to make hot cocoa? Or is it to stay in the jar?

  75. Courtney on

    Wonderful idea- thank you so much for the inspiration.

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  77. Christmas Girl on

    Adorable! I am definitly making theese! they arae perfect for someone you can’t think of a gift for!! Love them!!

  78. Ali on

    Hi!!!! Oh Freaking My, these are darling! Loved it thank you so much, specially since I just found a Homemade Kahlua recipe that is so easy and Heavenly. All you need is 6 cups brewed coffee, about a pound light brown sugar, half a liter vodka which is 2 cups in US measurements and some vanilla extract. You mix the sugar and the coffee while the latter is still hot and then let it cool and add the rest of the ingredients. Thought you could use this recipe and then pour it into pretty little bottles you can buy at some cheap store and make it even prettier. Hope it’s useful and Blessings to y’all, Ali from Costa Rica!

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  81. Mary Lou on

    Lovely presentation of a terrific idea. If you use royal frosting in place of hot glue, the candy cane heart will be edible, too.

  82. Jeannette R. on

    Love this idea! Know who I can make some for! Thanks for posting!

  83. Xella on

    Wow this is an absolutely perfect gift idea. I love it so much. Thanks for sharing! I will definitely copy this.

  84. natalie on

    how far in advance can these be made?

  85. vicki moore on

    Could also use same idea for cake in a mug….the one with angelfood cake mix and favorite cake mix together, mix 3 tablespoons mix with 2 tablespoons water, (no eggs,or oil) so stays fresh in sealed bowl….bake in micro for 1 minute….perfect individual size cake servings….

  86. Kim on

    What a great idea. I will have to possibly give these to to my coworkers.

  87. Cyndi on

    Where can I find these super cute jars that you used? I have been looking everywhere! :) Thanks-

  88. Cyndi on

    I almost forgot…….are there instructions for the person receiving the gift?

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  91. Melinda on

    Wher can I find the mini kahlua bottles? Also, please, what are I instructions to make the mix?

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  94. ariana on

    Hi i simply love this so cute.. Is there any instructions. Would love to do this as gifts. Thanks

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  98. Those wedding favours look amazing! You are highly skilled lady.

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