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Tutorial: Hot Chocolate Holder

DIY Hot Chocolate Holder

We've got a special guest today from the Spectrum Noir team ... please welcome Dilyana Kupenska, who is sharing a fantastic hot chocolate holder!

She shared: "If there's anything that makes a warm and cozy winter evening, is a cup of delicious hot chocolate. I love making small gifts for all my friends during the holiday season and this Hot Chocolate Holder is probably one of my favorite DIY projects. I hope you'll enjoy my tutorial and you'll try it yourself."

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Directions:

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Step 1: Start by stamping and coloring your image. I've used the lovely stamp by Sheena Douglas called A Little Bit Festive - Christmas Cocoa which is perfect for this project and my Spectrum Noir markers. Here's the list of markers I used:

• Cup: CR7, CR11, DR1, DR5, DR6, JG1, JG5, JG6, JG7
• Cone: EB5, EB6, EB8
• Pine: JG1, JG5, JG6, JG7, True black
• Cookies and ribbon: GB7, GB9, GB10, CR7, CR11, DR1, DR5
• Cream: IG1, Blender
• Cinnamon: GB7, GB9, GB10, EB6

After I colored my image, I decided to add some details and I sprinkled the image with the white and gold AquaTint Inks from the Essentials.

Step 2: Measure your pack of hot chocolate. Mine was approximately 8.5 cm x 14 cm. You need to make your holder a little bit bigger because the pack is bulky. I ended up cutting my kraft cardstock at 22x15 cm.

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Step 3: After you've cut your kraft cardstock, you can now score your holder. I score mine at 9.5 cm and 19 cm, leaving 3 cm so I can put together the holder easily.

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Step 4: Now is a good time to cut the rest of your elements - the colored image, the frame, the sentiment as well as the designer paper. I cut my designer paper at 8.5x14.5 cm.

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Step 5: Now let's start to assemble the holder. Start by adding adhesive on your kraft cardstock. I'm using double sided tape because it's the strongest adhesive I have but feel free to use whatever you have on hand. Make sure to place adhesive on the bottom as well.

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Step 5a: Attach the designer paper and your coloured image.

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Step 6: Make a hole at the top of the holder where the ribbon will go through.

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Step 7: Now adhere all of your elements on the front of the holder. Make sure to use foam adhesive on the back of your colored image in order to stand out.

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Step 8: Thread your ribbon through the holes and slide the pack of hot chocolate until it's fully inside the holder.

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Step 9: Finally, tie a pretty bow and your hot chocolate holder is ready.

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