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Peppermint Hot Cocoa in a jar – FREE printables

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Are you looking for an easy gift idea? Well, my dears, you have found it! This Peppermint Hot Cocoa in a jar is pretty much the easiest (and yummiest!) gift idea out there. I was able to create this using things I had on hand, making it the most inexpensive gift ever! You can make a bunch at a time for neighbors, friends, teachers, coaches, visitors, family, etc.


To make these you will need:

Hot Cocoa mix – I used Starbucks Peppermint Hot Cocoa packets because it’s the best hot cocoa on the planet. YUM!


Crushed peppermint candies (optional)

Mason Jar(s)

Scrapbook paper (optional)

Ribbon, Jute or Twine–I used Jute Avery 2″ Round labels,  Avery Printable Tags with Strings (I used jute instead of the strings that come in the package)  



Layer 7 hot cocoa packets in the bottom of the jar (1 3/4 cups total of cocoa mix), crushed peppermint and marshmallows to your liking in the jar and replace jar lid. Next, place a piece of scrapbook paper (cut to size) over the lid but under the ring of the lid.  Next, I wanted the place the instructions for preparing the cocoa so I designed some cute instructions using picmonkey.com (it’s free!) and uploaded my image to Avery.com/print

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The software is super easy to use and Avery has such nice products. I’ve used Avery labels for years and I love them! 

You can save and use my images if you’d like! 

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top tag

Next, I did the same thing with the Avery Printable Gift Tags.

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I used this image, uploaded it to Avery.com, printed my tags and attached them  with jute to my jars.

Doesn’t get much easier than that! You could even use Design and Print on their website if you want to make your own images. It’s really quick and easy and looks totally professional and CUTE! 

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Now you’re ready to give this yummy gift to anyone you choose! I’m giving them to pretty much everyone on my gift list this year.

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For more ideas on labelled jars, visit Avery’s Pinterest page. Be sure to follow Avery on Facebook and Pinterest for more labeling and organizing inspiration!


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  1. Labels are useful when sending my kids with goodies to hand out at school or when labeling their lunches or belongings.

  2. I love labels that allow me to be crafty using the computer to add words to a project without hand writing it all out…especially the clear labels!!

  3. I use avery labels a lot. I use the address labels for more than just addresses. I also like the bigger shipping labels for gifts too.

  4. I use labels all the time especially at work. We use the 1 x 1 1/2 labels on the spine of books in my library I work at 🙂 I use the address labels here at my house!

  5. I like to make labels listing the ingredients with baked goods that I give as gifts. It helps people with allergies to determine if there is anything that will cause a problem.

  6. Such a cute idea! I love to use labels to make my own gift tags. And printing out my addresses for Christmas cards. Total necessity!

  7. I totally use them for gifts (it makes them ten times more exciting to have a pretty little label) and when organizing.

  8. I really love this idea!! Labels can make simple ideas seem much more put together and thoughtful! I use them around the house on everything I can…simplicity rules the roost 🙂

  9. Labels labels everywhere! In the kitchen and the office, to label my kid’s ‘stuff’ — where can’t you use them?!?

  10. I use labels in every room…pantry, office, laundry, and we label anything that goes out of the house…video games, books, dvds

  11. Labeling all of the storage containers filled with my son’s toys and clothing. I’m hoping for a second child and want to keep everything organized so we can easily access the hand-me-downs.
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  12. I use labels in a variety of ways around the home and tend to find them perfect for organizing my children’s craft supplies. I also use them to address gifts over the holiday season!

  13. Storage containers, especially when moving from one state to another, like we did last year! We labeled boxes but not the smaller containers inside and that got to be a bit frustrating. 🙂 Lesson learned!

  14. Labels are most useful to me when I am completing home organizing projects.

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  15. Oh my….these are so beautiful and handy. I use labels all the time because I like to bake and always give out homemade gifts, especially around the holiday seasons. I will definitely try them out. thanks for sharing.

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  16. For my DIY projects, I use them a lot in the garage work area, I label all the bins with the different size screw, nails, nuts and bolts etc. When we need a wood or metal screw, we know which bin to pull up.. saves us time. I also label all the kids school supplies when they start back in the fall. I try to use a cute font and add their favorite character to the label, so it sticks out and they can find their folders or books quicker.

  17. Labels are extremely useful to me when it comes to Christmas mailings or for postcards when my husband has a woodturning show!! thanks for a chance to win! kmassman gmail

  18. I use labels for everything – it’s so easy to change the contents of boxes and slap a new (and pretty!) label on it. Address labels around the holidays are fun, too.

  19. Labels are useful to me all the time since I’m usually so unorganized. They help me identify the stuff I store in jars or containers. I love printable labels for Christmas gifts, too.

  20. I label everything especially if it is in a container I’ve repurposed. I like making my own dry mixes and storing them in attractive glass containers. A label is a necessity. Of course labels make things easier and more attractive for gift giving and storage.

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