Christmas craft! DIY hot chocolate jar homemade Xmas gift
Nothing beats a homemade Xmas gift so get your Christmas craft on with this easy POSCA paint marker pen festive DIY.
It’s only four weeks until Christmas so we’re getting even more into the Christmas spirit with our festive creative blogs as we take a step closer to the most wonderful time of the year! With Christmas fast approaching, we’ve got some fantastic gift ideas for loved ones and ways to get involved with some Christmas craft. And with POSCA pens it’s easy to make a personal and handmade gift that has been created with love and by your own two hands!
Just follow these simple step by step instructions on how to make this adorable DIY hot chocolate jar. This easy homemade gift is a perfect present for a younger niece or nephew and a great little homemade stocking filler for kids. Why not help a little one make one of these for a grandparent? It’s a fun Christmas craft activity for children and a great way to get creative with POSCA pens.
This project shows you how effective POSCA is on both paper and for glass painting. For more creative craft ideas with POSCA head to our YOUTUBE channel where you can see a wealth of Christmas craft how-tos and homemade gift ideas.
You will need:
- Hot chocolate
- POSCA PAINT MARKER PENS
- An empty, clean jar
- White card
- Glue stick and Blu Tac
- Elastic band
- Brown paper
- Wooden sticks (Please make sure they are dry and not damp from the garden otherwise they will not stick with the glue)
Before filling the jar with your chosen hot chocolate, please make sure you that have washed out the jar thoroughly to avoid any smells or taste from the previous contents. Remove the outer label of your jar ready for personal decoration.
Begin your hot chocolate jar by filling 2/3 of your jar with the chosen hot chocolate, then topping the final third of the jar with marshmallows.
Using your brown paper, cut a circle that is larger than the size of the lid of your jar. Carefully using your scissors cut out two small holes in the centre of your circle (approximately 6cm apart). Using your elastic band, attach your brown circle around the lid of your jar. Apply glue to the bottom of your wooden sticks and carefully poke the sticks in the two holes you created in the lid.
If your glue isn’t very tacky, try using Blu Tac between the lid of the jar and your brown paper circle, placing the Blu Tac where your two holes are and poke the sticks through the holes into the blu tac.
Now it’s time to get drawing with your POSCA markers. Using your POSCA pens, draw some big expressive eyes and a big red nose on your white card. Carefully cut these out using your scissors. If this is too fiddly you can skip this and draw directly onto the glass using your POSCA paint markers.
Glue your eyes and reindeer nose onto the front of your jar using your glue stick. Grab a black POSCA paint marker and draw on a mouth below your red nose on the glass. We have given this reindeer jar a cheeky smirk!
The final step to completing your DIY hot chocolate jar is to attach a label. Use your POSCA makers to write a personalised messaged for your loved one, for example “ENJOY!” or “To help keep you warm on winter nights”.
Check out our festive project pages for more great Christmas craft makes with your POSCA paint markers…