These DIY Hot Chocolate Ornament Party Favors make the perfect handmade holiday gift for your holiday party. They also make great homemade gifts for teachers, friends, co-workers, neighbors, or anyone on your Christmas gift list. Print the supplies and instructions to make these ornament gifts below.
These cute hot cocoa ornaments are quick, easy, and so much fun to make. Plus, who doesn’t love hot cocoa?!
Turn on your favorite Christmas songs, gather up the kids and have a fun holiday craft night making this easy DIY ornament.
What’s great about this hot cocoa ornament craft, is that it doubles as a sweet winter treat! There’s nothing like a hot cup of cocoa with marshmallows by the tree!
What do I need to make DIY Hot Chocolate Ornament Party Favors?
With just a few simple and inexpensive supplies, you can create your own DIY hot chocolate ornaments for everyone this Christmas.
You can find both options of ornaments on Amazon or at any local craft store.
Next, you’ll need a small funnel, hot cocoa mix, holiday sprinkles, Sixlets candies, and mini marshmallows.
You can use your favorite hot chocolate mix or make your own homemade hot cocoa recipe.
How to make DIY Hot Chocolate Favors
Now that your ingredients are in place, it’s time to make your homemade hot cocoa ornaments. Begin by removing the top of your plastic ornament.
Using a small funnel, carefully pour your hot chocolate mix into the empty ornament. We used approximately 2-3 packets of hot chocolate per ornament.
The key to making these hot chocolate ornaments is layering the ingredients. We suggest using a cupcake pan to keep each ornament in place so you can carefully layer everything.
Next, it is time to add your holiday sprinkles!
Again, using your funnel, add in the sprinkles, evenly coating the layer of hot cocoa. If you love chocolate, you can first add a layer of chocolate chips before the sprinkles.
The next layer will be your candy! We chose to use red Sixlets candies.
Carefully add the small pieces of candies, making an even layer on top of your sprinkles.
Now it’s time for the marshmallows! First, add a layer of mini marshmallows, allowing room for the top of your ornament to fit in.
Then replace the ornament top and add your Christmas gift tag with some yarn, twine, or ribbon.
Other ingredients to add to your hot cocoa ornaments
What’s great about these DIY hot cocoa ornaments is that you can add any ingredients you want. Some other ingredients you can add are:
- Milk chocolate chips, dark chocolate, peanut butter, caramel chips, butterscotch, mint chocolate, or white chocolate chips
- Crushed candy canes or crushed peppermint candy
- Reese’s Pieces candies
If you’re feeling extra crafty, you can add embellishments to the outside of your ornament. So get as creative as you want with these easy DIY holiday gifts!
DIY Hot Chocolate Ornament
- Begin by removing the top of your ornament
- Using a small funnel, carefully pour your hot cocoa mix into the empty ornament (We used 2-3 packets per ornament)
- Next, carefully add your sprinkles with the funnel, evenly coating the layer of hot cocoa
- Carefully add the red Sixlets candies, making an even layer on top of your sprinkles
- Add a layer of mini marshmallows, allowing room for your ornament top
- Replace the top on the ornament
- Add a Christmas gift tag with twine or ribbon
Holiday gifting ideas
There are a few ways to gift these fun DIY hot chocolate ornaments. You can include a fun Christmas mug, chocolate-dipped spoon, candy cane, or sugar cookie.
If you have a wrapped present, add this hot chocolate ornament to the top of your wrapped gift with a tag for the perfect presentation.
Pretty My Party styled this Holly Jolly Christmas Party featuring the adorable Land of Nod – Crate&kids Holiday Party Collection. Of course, we couldn’t resist their oh-so-cute Santa Claus and reindeer gift tags and added them to our DIY hot chocolate ornament party favors.
You can also add printable gift tags, make your own holiday tag, or add your ornament and a mug to a small gift bag.
These DIY hot chocolate ornament party favors were the perfect take-home gift for each guest.
*Please note: Don’t add hot water to these plastic ornaments. Instead, take the contents of this ornament and add them to a mug to enjoy!