Hello, crafters! In this tutorial, we'll be crafting a delightful tower of hot chocolate gift boxes using the Mug Wrap and Treat Box Die Set, paired with the Contemporary Festivities paper pack from Creative Craft Products. Let's dive into the festive world of crafting and create a charming hot chocolate mug gift box stack!

Materials You'll Need:

  1. Mug Wrap and Treat Box Die Set
  2. Contemporary Festivities paper pack
  3. Creative Expressions Foundations Card (220 GSM)
  4. Book Binding Glue
  5. Ribbon (organza or your preferred choice)
  6. Test Tubes
  7. Mini Marshmallows
  8. Hot Chocolate Mix
  9. Candy Canes
  10. Bone Folder
  11. Long-bladed scissors

1. Cutting the Mats and Pieces

  • Use the Mug Wrap and Treat Box Die Set to cut the necessary pieces. Remember to cut two mug wraps, two gift box pieces, and additional mats as needed.
  • Choose your preferred paper from the Contemporary Festivities pack and cut out the mats accordingly.

2. Assembling the Mug Wrap

  • Attach the mats to the mug wrap, ensuring proper alignment and visual appeal.
  • Create a decorative mug wrap by adding themed mats and embellishments.

3. Building the Gift Box

  • Fold along the score lines on the gift box pieces to create the box structure.
  • Add decorative mats to the box sides for a festive touch.

4. Adding Support to the Box

  • If your mug and treats are heavy, consider reinforcing the box with a piece of chipboard. Attach it either inside the box or at the top for added stability.

5. Attaching Ribbon

  • Cut two lengths of ribbon to tie around the box. You can either wrap it entirely or add ribbon on the top and bottom for a decorative finish.

6. Assembling the Stack

  • Stack the gift boxes on top of each other, securing them with glue.
  • Tie the ribbon around the stack, creating a bow for a finishing touch.

7. Preparing the Mug Treats

  • Fill test tubes with mini marshmallows and hot chocolate mix.
  • Add some decorative stuffing for visual appeal.

8. Tying it All Together

  • Tie the test tubes to the mug handle with ribbon, creating a delightful arrangement.
  • Place additional treats such as candy canes inside the mug.

9. Personalizing and Enjoying

  • Personalize your hot chocolate gift stack with themed embellishments or tags.
  • Gift it to friends, family, or teachers, or even sell your creations.

That's it! You've now crafted a beautiful Hot Chocolate Mug Gift Box Stack that's perfect for gifting or adding a festive touch to your home. Feel free to experiment with different papers and embellishments to make it uniquely yours. Happy crafting!

Watch the full video tutorial here!