Chasing Linen on TV?! + How to make DIY Hot Chocolate Kit

Hi friends,

I'm super excited to share with you our DIY segment was featured on CBS KTLA!

We partnered with Paper Mart, Scharffen Berger, and Smash Mallow to create a DIY Hot Chocolate Kit just in time for the holidays. They are great for stocking stuffers or to gift to your kid's teachers or party host. The best part is, they're cute and super easy to make!


Continue reading to learn how to make these adorable jars OR if you prefer a video version, scroll to the bottom of the post!

All you'll need are:

- Mason Jar (any size will do!) 

- Hot Coca powder

- Chocolate bar (crumbled)

- Marshmallow

- Ribbons & Twine

- Watercolor gift tags (download for free here!) 


Step 1. Fill up mason jar with cocoa powder

I like to go fill it up the jar about half way with cocoa powder. I'd recommend a wide mouth jar for an easy pour! 

Step 2. Add in marshmallows

This is my favorite part because it's so fun squishing marshmallows into jars ;) Smash Mallow has some unique flavors like candy cane, mint chip, strawberries & cream and more.


Step 3. Add in crumbled chocolate

Feel free to mix up different types of chocolate here. Personally, I love dark chocolate with sea salt from Scharffen Berger but you can certainly add in milk chocolate, pb chocolate, kitkat, etc.

Step 4. Close up the lid + decorate

I used a velvet ribbon + bakers twine from Paper Mart and added in a watercolor gift tag for a hand written touch. If you haven't gotten these yet, you can download them for free in our previous blog post!

Step 5. Packaging

This step is totally optional but if you want to go a step further, you can package your hot chocolate kit. Here I have a wooden box from Paper Mart, which I decorated with some tissue paper and cute paper straws. If you don't have any packaging materials, you can pop the jar as is into a stocking!


And voila, that is your super easy to make hot chocolate kit! This would be a fun project to do with your kiddos although I would lay out some newspaper just in case ;) 

If you want to watch the CBS episode, check it out here -

If you enjoyed this segment, please let me know and I'll do my best to make more DIY posts inthe future :) Thanks for tuning in friends + happy holidays!

Photography by Esther Lee

Styling by Rekindle Creative