Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Hot Cocoa Blog Hop



Hot cocoa on a cold winter's night will warm us through and through and fill us with delight. That is what we hope this hop will do for you so grab a cup of cocoa and start hopping along.

Jearise from http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com is our hostess and she has a special give away on her blog so make sure you start there to see what she has and how to qualify for the drawing.

Let's get warmed up here...

     I made a snowman out of baby food jars that were left over from my son. I never throw out things like that since I know they will become useful one day, much to the chagrin of my husband. It's not my idea I had seen projects like this done before. I'm sure if you do a google images search you will find quite a few. So, in the top (smallest) jar I placed the hot cocoa mix, in the next one down will be mini marshmallows (as soon as I get some), and in the bottom one Sixlets (cause that's what I had around).
     To get the right color for the jars I used Mod Podge to adhere the inner piece of a napkin (just one layer) to the jars. I also used some American Crafts Spark tinsel glitter that I won from Craft Warehouse mixed in with the glue to give it some sparkle! Then, I used 5mm black pearls for the eyes and mouth and a 7mm red rhinestone for the nose (guess it's an apple instead of a carrot)! The pearls are all from my Facebook Store. The scarf is a piece of ribbon from my stash, the belt some twine I bought from the truly angelic Jill Angel, and a button that used to be my grandmothers. The hat I made using MTC. I just made a donut shape and a long rectangle....


Thank you for hopping and please continue on to...Ashley's Blog!

22 comments:

  1. Your snowman is adorable. Thanks so much for sharing.


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  2. Wow, That is awesome! Thank you for sharing with us during the last month of 2012!

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  3. What a cute snowman! Love the upcycling idea!

    Hugs

    Jennyfer

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  4. I love the snowman! I love to recycle things and you did a great job.

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  5. very cute & creative. I can think of so many ways you could go with it! BTW I'm a baby jar hoarder too!

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  7. Super cute!! I <3 this snowman. Very creative.

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  8. Very cute idea I love the hat!!
    Big Blog hugs, Janet

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  9. What a cool idea...modge podging paper napkins to the jar. The snowman is adorable...thanks for sharing.

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  10. Miriam, I love your snowman. It is so cute! I am a packrat too. I drives my parents crazy. Hey we can't thrown away something that will come in handy can we. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

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  11. What a wonderful idea for snowman. So cute.

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  12. You are smart to keep the baby food jars! You never know when you will have a use for them...I how you showed your husband your cute snowman that you wouldn't have had if you had tossed the jars!

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  13. How cute is this?! Great idea!! TYFS :)


    Amanda
    cricktncrafts.blogspot.com

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  14. I know I'm hopping late so I hope you have some of that hot chocolate around for me. Cute project Miriam.

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