I contributed a project to DIY Stocking Stuffers. There are 12 projects in all and each one is pretty darn great. Thanks to Kirtsy and Blogstar for having me!
· comments  · 12-5-2011 · categories:uncategorized ·
// Dec 5, 2011 at 2:35 pm
Can you please tell me where you found the plastic tubes used in your cocoa stocking stuffers? So cute and original.
// Dec 5, 2011 at 2:44 pm
Your idea was my favorite! Where did you get the little tube bottles??
// Dec 5, 2011 at 3:06 pm
Those are all great ideas but your hot chocolate mix-in is great! These would make such great teacher gifts!!
// Dec 5, 2011 at 3:06 pm
wow, I think I overused the word “great” ;)
// Dec 5, 2011 at 3:26 pm
Aw, thanks everybody!
I found the clear plastic tubes at Impress Rubber Stamps, and they sell them online as well!
// Dec 5, 2011 at 3:29 pm
So cute! I loved yours! Do you mind sharing what brand/type of “drinking chocolate” you used (assuming you were pleased with it)?
// Dec 5, 2011 at 4:38 pm
very cute, my favorite idea on the list.
// Dec 5, 2011 at 5:00 pm
Lindsay – Thank you! I used Green&Black’s Hot Chocolate Drink. It is simply finely ground chocolate, and I found it at Whole Foods.
// Dec 5, 2011 at 7:19 pm
You continue to inspire me! I’ve done the 12 Days of Christmas gifts for the past few years for the families with young children that I know. This is a perfect “piper’s piping” replacement that I’ve never thought of before!
// Dec 5, 2011 at 7:26 pm
I’m feeling kinda “duh” but – do you add the choco powder and the malt powder to hot water or hot milk?
// Dec 5, 2011 at 7:31 pm
SusanO – Not duh at all, I’m not using them way they are really supposed to. I threw a tablespoon or two of either the malted milk powder or the drinking chocolate right into the mug of cocoa to add a bit of flavor.
// Dec 5, 2011 at 7:56 pm
Thanks for the link! That hot cocoa mix and the make-up brush holder has just made my list of to-dos.
// Dec 6, 2011 at 1:07 pm
Love this project!!
I want to make a set of these for my co-workers and $3.75/5 tubes is a little more than I can afford since I need so many tubes. I hunted around and found SKS Bottle which offers 48 tubes for $38.40. Hope that helps someone.
// Dec 6, 2011 at 2:59 pm
Nice link, although I wouldn’t give most of those to people I know… except for yours! I am actually adding this to my list of homemade gifts to give this year!!! :)
Caitlin @ Hardly Housewives
// Dec 6, 2011 at 6:43 pm
Love the idea! This is so perfect for just about anybody, from mailman* to teacher to stocking stuffer for your brother.
*is this like halloween and you shouldn’t give edible gifts to people who don’t really know you that well??
// Dec 6, 2011 at 8:26 pm
Nice job Megan! If I wasn’t already committed to homemade vanilla, I’d do this for co-workers. Next year! Thanks for researching the tubes Leslie! SKS is awesome. I get my jam jars from them and found cool corked bottles for my vanilla.
// Dec 7, 2011 at 7:49 pm
First off – I love this idea! I am going to purchase tubes now :)
Leslie, SKS does look like a pretty cool site. However.. the math on the 3.75/5 does actually work out to be 5 cents cheaper per tube than the SKS site at $38.40 for 48 bottles. I might have figured the math wrong, or maybe SKS helps you save money through shipping…
// Dec 7, 2011 at 7:54 pm
YOU HAVE GIVEN ME MY OWN CHRISTMAS PRESENT. WHAT A CUTE IDEA. JUST ENJOY YOUR BLOG AND YOUR IDEA FOR THIS LITTLE GIFT IS A GIFT OF ITS OWN. THANKS
// Dec 12, 2011 at 10:27 am
I thought some of the contributors to the collection kinda phoned in their ideas, but you never disappoint, Megan! I loved this idea as soon as I saw it! Thanks for all the extra info here about sources, etc.
// Jan 16, 2012 at 9:36 am
My daughter-in-law just introduced me to your blog! I’ll definitely add it to my favorites. I loved the cocoa customization kit you created for stocking stuffers. Where did you find the tubes? I’m not having any luck.
// Jan 16, 2012 at 9:40 am
It must be Monday. . .sorry, I just went through the comments above and found the answer to my question about the tubes. Have a super week!
Hi, I'm Megan. I live in Seattle with Scott. I make stuff and give you tutorials on how to make it too. I also keep track of what I'm up to and post links to good stuff from all over.
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