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Faux Hot Cocoa Ornament DIY

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This Faux Hot Cocoa Ornament is so much fun you’re going to want to make several to give as gifts!

There’s something about creating ornaments that brings a little nostalgia to your holidays! I remember making ornaments as a kid that included coffee filter snowflakes and stringing popcorn for the garland.

As an adult I still like to make ornaments but I like them to be something I would give as a gift to a neighbor or friend.

These Faux Hot Cocoa Ornaments are so cute that you’re definitely going to want to make some! Keep some for yourself and make a few extra to give to family and friends.

Here’s what you need to make your own Faux Hot Cocoa Ornament:

  • Paper Straws
  • Cake piping bag
  • Twine
  • Spackling compound
  • Mini foam balls
  • Two small plastic cups from Dollar Tree
  • Brown paint – I use the Apple Barrel Brown Oxide
  • Candle sprinkles
  • Cardboard cutout to fit your cups
Faux Hot Cocoa Ornament supplies

First, you’re going to want to coat the inside of your cup with paint leaving a small section at the top unpainted. This may take a couple coats. Make sure to let it dry completely between coats.

Faux Hot Cocoa Ornament process
Faux Hot Cocoa Ornament process

Next, you’re going to take your small foam ball and hot glue to the inside bottom. This is just going to act as a filler.

Faux Hot Cocoa Ornament process

Using an icing bag and a large star decorating tip (I have one specifically for crafting as to not contaminate my food one), fill your bag with a lightweight spackling compound.

Faux Hot Cocoa Ornament process
Faux Hot Cocoa Ornament process

Cut a small piece of cardboard to fit the top of the cup.

Faux Hot Cocoa Ornament process

Using hot glue, line the edge of the cardboard and fill in but not completely.

Faux Hot Cocoa Ornament process

You’re wanting to create a look like this…

Faux Hot Cocoa Ornament process

Once your hot glue is dry, paint over the top with your brown paint.

Faux Hot Cocoa Ornament process

It creates this cool effect that makes it look like a real hot cocoa drink!

Faux Hot Cocoa Ornament process

Using your decorating bag, pipe a swirl of spackling compound so that it resembles whipped cream. Don’t go all the way to the edge because you want to be able to see some of the hot chocolate around the edges

Faux Hot Cocoa Ornament process

Sprinkle some candies onto the whipped cream before it dries and insert a small straw that you cut to size.

Faux Hot Cocoa Ornament process

Using super glue and tweezers, glue some smaller candy sprinkles to the hot chocolate around the base of the “hipped cream”.

Faux Hot Cocoa Ornament process

Lastly, take some twine or just and tie to the handle of the cup to create a hanger.

Faux Hot Cocoa Ornament hanger

What do you think? SO CUTE, right?!

Faux Hot Cocoa Ornament final

I am confident that this is something you can create and give as gifts to your neighbors or friends!

I just think it’s the cutest!

Here’s an image for you to PIN to your favorite Pinterest boards so you always have it handy!

Faux Hot Cocoa Ornament PIN

If you LOVE this DIY, I’d love for you to come over and join my creative membership group where I teach ALL things DIY!

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