Saturday, December 8, 2012

12 Days of Christmas - Day 2

Apparently this didn't post as scheduled yesterday...weird. Ah well, on with the countdown!

Welcome to Day 2 of our 12 Days of Christmas! Today I'm sharing a fun little add-on present; a cocoa holder!

Hot cocoa holders
How cute are these?? A pretty package holding a yummy treat. After all, who doesn't like a nice, hot cup of cocoa during these cold months. You could easily pair it with a pretty mug or coffee cozy, maybe even coasters!

Pop it open, and there's the cocoa!
Your exact dimensions depend upon the size of your cocoa packet. I built this one so that there was 1/4" border on the sides and made sure the pocket came up over halfway on the cocoa packet. This leaves room for the mini staples to form the pocket without puncturing the cocoa. Yes, it is a bit messy when that happens...

For the front I simply added some scrapbook paper 1/4" smaller than my flap. The sentiment and cocoa cup are from an older Fiskars set that I find myself going back to again and again. (No, I don't remember the name as the packaging disintegrated a while ago.)
Close up of the cup and sentiment
I finished off the front flap with some decorative scissors. The edge just looks too boring otherwise. The whole project took me maybe 20 minutes, and that included figuring out the measurements.

For those in the Capital Region, I will be teaching a class at the Captured Moments scrapbooking store on Saturday, December 15th that includes these little holders. Sign up is available on their website and I'd love to see you there!

Be sure to join us tomorrow for Day 3 of our 12 Days of Christmas!


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