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."
Crafter's Companion Supplies:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Step 5a: Attach the designer paper and your coloured image.
Step 6: Make a hole at the top of the holder where the ribbon will go through.
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.
Step 8: Thread your ribbon through the holes and slide the pack of hot chocolate until it's fully inside the holder.
Step 9: Finally, tie a pretty bow and your hot chocolate holder is ready.