Thursday, January 20, 2011

A warm hybrid gift idea

Hello KCB fans! Monique here with a quick and easy hybrid gift idea. Here's what I made:

By creating my own cup sleeve, adding it to a new paper cup and putting some hot cocoa mix in the cup - I now have a cute gift that perfect for almost anyone!

So here's what I had done tonight:
I already created a template by tracing a piece of paper over my cup. It would have been a lot easier if I could have gotten my hands on a premade one from a coffee house - but I can't. So I had to improvise. I then traced my template onto some pretty dotted brown paper from my local scrapbooking store. I glued it a few days ago and held it onto the cup with rubber bands so that it would stay together long enough to dry.

As you can see from the photo, I printed my label, tag and some extra decorations on a 4x6 mat photo (printed it at Walmart). Keeping your hybrid projects small and printable on a 4x6 image makes it pretty cheap.

Once the sleeve glue was dry, the label and tag were cut I finished it by gluing on the label (I like glue dots), punched a hole in the tag and tied it with ribbon to the cup rim.

Fill the cup with a cocoa powder pouch, maybe a baggy with some mini marshmallows and maybe even a chocolate dipped plastic spoon - and voila! You have a great (and super affordable) gift!

Here are a few close up photos:

I hope this inspires you to create some of your own gifts!

Here's the KCB kit I used to create the label and tag (minus the heart latte cup on the tag - that's credited to Kate Hadfield). I Love Cocoa.

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