Hot Cocoa Ornament: D?IY

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I am so excited about the upcoming holiday! This will be my first official holiday DIY of the season. It is a super cute Hot Cocoa Ornament and free SVG which can be downloaded below.

Warm Cheer Hot Cocoa Ornament

What I love about this DIY is that it really is super easy to do and makes for the perfect little gift! I just love making little ornaments each year and since we lost all of our holiday decor in the fire I am starting over. Which means, everything this year is going to have a theme.

Since I adore Rae Dunn inspired items I could not help but look at this craft and think of her! So let’s get started making this amazing Warm Cheer Ornament.

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What You Need:

  • Tiny Ceramic Mug (I used this one)
  • Brown Craft Paint
  • White Craft Paint
  • Air-Dry Clay (I used this)
  • Twine or Ribbon
  • Small Amount of Cardboard
  • Small Amount of HTV 
  • Warm Cheer SVG

Tools You Need:

First off, I have to give HUGE props to the people over at the CHI company! This iron is AMAZING. This is designed using the same titanium-infused ceramic soleplate technology that powers CHI’s hair styling tools, including the flagship CHI G2 Flat Iron. Featuring an Advanced Touchscreen, users can swipe through to select the right temperature based on fabric or the symbol on the tag of your garment.

With over 400 steam holes, this iron delivers powerful steam that makes the process of steaming out wrinkles smooth and fast. CHI Touchscreen Clothing Iron’s digital temperature control lets you choose your fabric type and sets the temperature accordingly, eliminating the guesswork.

Not only can you use this iron with your clothing but you can also use it to make these cute ornaments.

Let’s Make The Warm Cheer Ornament

The first thing you will want to do is using the top of the mug as a template, cut out a circle from the cardboard. Paint the top of your cardboard circle with a combination of brown and white craft paint to make it look a little like the light brown hot cocoa color. Allow the paint to dry fully.

Trim the cardboard circle to fit inside your cup about ½ inch deep. Take care to trim the bottom (unpainted side) a bit more than the top side, this will help it fit into the cup better.

Roll a small, thin “snake†of clay and cut it to resemble tiny marshmallows. Round over the corners of your marshmallows by hand. Allow clay to dry for at least 24 hours.

Paint the clay marshmallows with white paint. Allow the paint to dry fully.

Cut a 3-4 inch length of twine or ribbon and make a loop, then loop this around the handle of the mug.

Hot Cocoa Ornament

Push the cardboard circle into the top of the cup. Hot glue this in place with the tiniest amount of hot glue, if possible.

Using tweezers, hot glue the marshmallows on top of the cardboard.

Hot Cocoa Ornament

Cut out the cut file, reducing the cut file in size to be less than 2-inches in height. If using HTV, remember to mirror your image. (Download SVG Here)

Lastyly, You need to apply the vinyl to the mug. I used the CHI Advanced Touch Screen Iron which is perfect for crafts such as this one.

Hot Cocoa Ornament

That is it! All the directions can be found below and you can print these to save. Also, be sure to save the SVG file above. This is perfect to go with a Rae Dunn style tree or home. Happy Crafting.

Hot Cocoa Ornament

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