Sunday, December 18, 2011

An unexpected treat....

Good Monday to you.  I would like to once again thank you for your words of encouragement as I am always humbled and amazed at the love of the blogging community.  It makes the sadness a little lighter when you know you have someone's prayer behind you and even though my Father in Law is not a believer, I know through our prayers God can send comfort to not only his physical body but his soul.  We thank you from the bottom of our hearts...


In an earlier post, I mentioned I would reveal what is inside this mug....

Well, here it is.  It's the popular hot cocoa
mug gift, but Craftberry Bush style...

Not in a jar, in an ornament...

And depending how much you like the person you are gifting, you can take the time to build a mini edible snowman...here is how...

1. Stick a toothpick into a Cocoa Puff 
2. Dip in melted white chocolate (they look like tini, wini little cakepops...awww) 
3. Allow chocolate to harden and use additional melted chocolate to 'glue' together. The orange nose is an orange candy sprinkle and the eyes were dotted with a toothpick using black food coloring.
4. Using the same technique used here, cover surface with sugar and roll gumdrop
5. Make a little hat or scarf or even mittens if desired.

Do not remove the toothpick as this will help keep the snowman in place when you insert it into the bulb.  As you 'build' the snowman, keep measuring the snowman against the opening of the bulb ensuring its size will fit the opening.  I had to give my snowman rhynoplasty surgery...ha! 




Using a paper funnel, pour favourite hot cocoa recipe into bulb and slowly insert snowman into the ornament using tweezers.  

See the little 'snow balls' in the globe? they are little clumps of icing sugar I sifted just for extra brownie points.  I stamped and attached a little note to the top and also placed a bag of mini marshmallows at the bottom of the mug.


  I'm in love with the idea because it's whimsical and unexpected. 


On a side note...to those of you who I give one of these to, the measure of my love for you will be whether or not you get a snowman or not...;) 


Have a great Monday!

much love,
Lucy 






ps. this is my cocoa jar from last year; please click on the picture to go to the original post....



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22 comments:

  1. WOW! So creative!! Using a Cocoa Puffs... genius!

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  2. You never cease to amaze me. Pure awesomness!! And I totally giggle at how tiny and cute that little snowman must be.

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  3. Tis is so cute and creative! Well done!
    Have a great Monday yourself!

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  4. This is the cutest idea EVER!! I love it!
    Jo-Anna

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  5. What a cute idea! You are a genius! Cheers!

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  6. Your Father in Law is not a believer, yet! Wait until he experiences all the prayers we're sending his way!

    This is too cute - your crafts are so exciting - here I go, just Pinning away so I don't ever forget to make this adorable gift!

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  7. The hot cocoa ornament... just add to 6 or 8 ounces of warm milk?

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  8. These are absolute perfection....makes my recycled jar hot chocolate seem just plain dull.

    Have a lovely Christmas!

    hugs, mb

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  9. p.s. I just read the top of your post and prayed for {and will continue to pray} for your father-in-law.

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  10. That is the cutest idea ever!! You are so clever!

    Thoughts and prayers for your fil.

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  11. I just love this!!! sooo cute...I do have a question though...I see the Cocoa the powdered milk the sugar but what is that fluffy stuff around the snowman?? powdered sugar?

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  12. These are totally amazing! I would NEVER use the mix b/c I wouldn't want to disturb the pretties! :)

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  13. Hola!
    Me encantaron tus trabajos navideños!!!!
    Sumamente delicados!!!!!!!!
    Pasé de visita y a desearte FELICES FIESTAS!!!
    Cariños
    SUSY

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  14. Lucy!
    This is the MOST adorable idea of yours yet!!
    Can i copy?? It's so original!!
    I wish I was your neighbor and friend...
    Evelyn
    epintor@cox.net

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  15. This is amazing and sooo creative! What a brilliant idea, thank you so much for that! It looks so pretty I don't think I could drink it, yummy!

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  16. This is just the cutest little thing I've ever seen ... what an awesome gift. I'm pinning it so I can copy sometime ... thanks so much for sharing!

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  17. I loved the idea of hot cocoa ornament.
    Greetings from Greece.

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  18. You've been featured! Thanks for the idea! Love it. ;-)

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  19. The cutest thing I have ever seen!

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  20. This is PERFECT!!! =) I just love it!

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  21. Where can you find clear ornament balls.???. can't find them yet. thanks... soooo cute.

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