Thursday, December 12, 2013

DIY Reindeer Cocoa Cones {Great Gift Idea}

Today I wanted to share a cute and inexpensive gift idea. I love DIY gifts and these Reindeer Cocoa Cones are perfect to give to classmates, teachers or to use as a stocking stuffer. Reindeer Cocoa Cones are super easy to make and a fun activity, so make sure to get the kids involved.

All you need is cone shaped clear bags, instant hot cocoa mix, peppermint baking chips or chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, brown pipe cleaners, ribbon, wiggly eyes and colored pom poms. I found everything I needed at my local Walmart in the craft and party supply section department.  

I picked up a few Holiday Mugs in housewares for $1.99 each as well as this cute little Holiday Time Treat Tray for $2.47. The treat tray was located in the party supply section with all the holiday items. Walmart's holiday and party supply section has so many items to choose from that you can really get creative.


Each treat tray comes with a decorative bow, gift tag, twist tie and clear bag wrap that the tray slides into. Just place a few cocoa bags and two mugs inside for a quick and thoughtful gift. Each of my kiddos will be taking one of these gift packs to their teachers.

I have included a link below to the printable gift tags with directions. See below on how to print the tags. Each page has enough tags for (6) Cocoa Cones.


Click HERE for a printable version of the reindeer tags. Click on the link and then select the printer icon to print. I have made the link public to the web, so anyone can access the tags.  

These are the items you will need: 2 boxex hot cocoa mix, mini marshmallows, Andes peppermint crunch baking chips or regular chocolate chips, disposable cake decorating bags, red ribbon, pipe cleaners, red or brown pom poms, wiggly eyes and direction tags. 

Start with one decorating bag and add 3 packets hot cocoa mix. Trim off about one inch of the and twist the bag. Secure with a small rubber band or use clear tape. Make sure the Wilton label is in back of both bags so it does ngot show.  Slide the filled cocoa cone inside a second decorating bag (you double the cones to keep the Cooca mix separated from the toppings).

Add 1/4 cup of peppermint crunch baking chips  per cone or chocolate chips followed by 1/2 cup of mini marshmallows. Twist the bag tight and tie closed using the red ribbon. Glue on two wiggly eyes and one red or brown pom pom for the Reindeer's nose and eyes. Add one brown pip cleaner or fuzzy stick twisting and shaping them for antlers.

Using a hole punch add a hole and attach the decorative directions tag through the antlers or run it through the red ribbon before securing the antlers to each bag. 




DIY Reindeer Cocoa Cones

18 - packets instant hot cocoa mix
1 - 10 oz package mini marshmallows

1  10 oz package Andes peppermint crunch baking chips or milk chocolate chips
12 - Wilton disposable cake decorating bags
holiday time red ribbon
6 - pipe cleaners or fuzzy sticks
6 - brown or red craft pom poms
12 - wiggly eyes  
regular glue(Elmers)
6 - printable decorative tag 
Christmas coffee mug (optional) 

Start with one decorating bag and add 3 packets hot cocoa mix per cone. Make sure the mix fits nicely and all the way to the tip of the bag. Trim off about one inch of the and twist the bag. Secure with a small rubber band or use clear tape. Make sure the Wilton label is in back of the bag so it does not show.

Slide the filled cocoa cone inside a second decorating bag (you double the cones to keep the cooca mix separated from the toppings). Push down the sealed cocoa bag in the middle to make an indention (this is where the candy and marshmallows will sit).


Add 1/4 cup of peppermint crunch baking chips or chocolate chips followed by 1/2 cup of mini marshmallows. Twist the bag tight and tie closed using the red ribbon. Print off the decorative tag and directions (punch a hole using a hole punch) and attach through the ribbon. You can also print them as labels in Microsoft word and stick them that way.

Glue on two wiggly eyes and one red or brown pom pom for the Reindeer's nose and eyes. Add one brown pipe cleaner or fuzzy stick twisting and shaping them into antlers.

Inspired by:  Spoonful




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21 comments:

Bibian said... #

Oh wauw, very nice <3

Anonymous said... #

This is such a great idea! I am going to make this for my daughter's teacher. Thank you for sharing.

Colleen said... #

Adorable and such a cute packaging idea.
Thank you
ColleenB.
Texas

Anonymous said... #

Cute! Which glue did you use yo glue the noseand eyesm

Tina Butler said... #

I used just regular Elmers Glue.

Anonymous said... #

Hey- Thank you so much for this. It's such a cute idea. I love it. Merry Christmas

Anonymous said... #

i can't download the printable tags.

Tina Butler said... #

The link to the tags is working for me. You need to have Microsoft Word to download the document.

Anonymous said... #

I'm going to try to print the tags tomorrow at work. I have word 2003 and for some reason it does not want to connet. I made the reindeer cocoa cones today and it came out really nice. Once again, thank you so much for posting this and sharing!

Tina Butler said... #

I tried making the tag page into a PDF and no matter what I did I could not get the document to work. I will try and see if someone can convert this into a PDF for me. I will add it if I can get it completed.

jenny said... #

I have tried printing the tags as well and it will not let me. I click download and nothing happens.

Anonymous said... #

Hi I just downloaded and printed the tags on Macbook. The page was empty so I thought I did it wrong. Twice I tried and page was empty .Then I clicked on the tiny arrow with circle around it in the far upper right hand corner next to the word "Reader" and it opened!! It automatically had gone into word. Hope this helps because the tags make it!

Tina Butler said... #

I removed the tags from Pcloud and uploaded them to Google Docs and changed the link. Hopefully that should help. I made the link public to the web, so anyone that has the link can access the tags.

Faded Seaside Mama said... #

I found this on Pinterest the other day and loved it so have used it to make a gift for my daughter's teacher with her. It was fun letting her get involved so thank you for the inspiration. I hope you don't mind me linking back to you from my blog post.

Tina Butler said... #

Of course I don't mind and I am glad you daughter got to help. Merry Christmas.

Bambi said... #

Hi There, I am working on a blog post with a compiled list of great Christmas activities and this post will be included (so fun!). Is it ok to include your image as well?

Tina Butler said... #

Hi Bambi,
You can use the photo as long as photo and blog credit are given. Thank you so much for asking. Happy Holidays.

Melissa Bo said... #

Love this idea! Its so cute!

Amy Rudd said... #

I absolutely love this! Thanks for posting the tutorial and providing the hot cocoa tag.

Anonymous said... #

So stinking cute! BUT the tags that you provided state to microwave 6-90 seconds, instead of 60-90. Still, appreciated!

Tina Butler said... #

The tag has been fixed to reflect the recipe. Thank you for pointing out the error.