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3D Free Project Thursday Mini Jam Jar Hot Chocolate Gift

Welcome to my first 3D Free Project Thursday.  I'm so excited to be a part of this team.  

3D Thursday Free Project Thursday

For my project using the Mini Jam Jars, I made a cute treat perfect for holiday gift giving.

3D Thursday Hot Chocolate Box by Jo Anne Hewins

To make my holder I needed a couple things from the outside.  Let's get that done first.  For the Hot Chocolate, I ordered from Amazon Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix, 0.85-Ounce Packets (Pack of 10).  For the spoons, also from Amazon, Perfect Stix - Green Spoon 110-100 Green Spoon 110 Birchwood Compostable Cutlery Taster Spoon with Concave, 4-1/2" Length (Pack of 100).  The wooden spoons came in a pack of 100.  The are 4 1/4 inches tall.  They cost $11.09.

3D Thursday Chocolate Holder template by Jo Anne Hewins

For the chocolate holder the Early Espresso card stock measures 5 7/8 x 5 7/8.  Score at 1 1/4, 1 1/2, 3 7/8, 4 1/8.  I darkened the lines so you can see them.  Add a piece of Tear and Tape to the back and close. 3D Thursday Chocolate Holder Tear and Tape by Jo Anne Hewins

You'll need 2 pieces of designer paper measuring 2 1/4 x 5 3/4.  I used the Painted Christmas DSP.  Add to each side.  You can lean the rectangle to one side to get a flat surface.

3D Thursday Chocolate Box Words HOT and CHOCOLATE by Jo Anne Hewins

Use the Playful Alphabet dies and the Love You More Than dies to cut the words.  I used Adhesive Sheets on the back of the espresso paper so my words turned into stickers.

3D Thursday Hot Chocolate for Box by Jo Anne Hewins

I folded the chocolate packet to fit into the holder.

3D Thursday Hot Chocolate in Box by Jo Anne Hewins

Use the Christmas Season bundle to add some holly to decorate.  I used Evening Evergreen and Real Red pads.

3D Thursday chocolate Holder Decor by Jo Anne Hewins

Now we'll tackle the bottom box.

3D Thursday Chocolate Box Template by Jo Anne Hewins

The measurements are 3 7/8 x 10.  Score at 2 3/8, 4 3/4, 7 1/8, and 9 1/2.  Turn the card stock and score at 1 1/2.  For this box the bottom is the larger pieces.  Trim up to the score line and trim away the little side piece.

3D Thursday Chocolate Box Template Cut by Jo Anne Hewins

Add designer paper measuring 1 3/8 x 2 1/4.  You'll need 4.

3D Thursday Chocolate Holder Designer Series Paper by Jo Anne Hewins

Add a piece of Tear and Tape at the end.  On the back add more Tear and Tape.

3D Thursday Chocolate Box with Tear and Tape by Jo Anne Hewins

Adhere box.  Adhere the side first.  Flip up the panel with no tape first for the bottom.

3D Thursday Chocolate Box Together by Jo Anne Hewins

Use more Tear and Tape to attach the back of the chocolate holder inside the back of the box.  It should fit perfectly.

3D Thursday Chocolate Jam Jar by Jo Anne Hewins

I added a few ingredients that make make the hot chocolate just a little better to the box, mini marshmallows, chocolate morsels, and some crushed peppermint.  My peppermint did not crush very well.  I think it's just too humid here in NC.  Later I thought that I should have put them in the freezor first.

For the lid I used the Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper from Sale-a-Bration.  I used the largest scalloped circle from the Layering Circles dies.  Center the paper and press down around the lid to get the shape.  Now add Tear and Tape to the side of the lid.  Center the paper again and press down. 

Use the Christmas Season bundle to decorate.  I added Crumb Cake and Early Espresso pads.  Add the jar to the box.

3D Thursday Chocolate Jam Jar Top by Jo Anne Hewins

For the spoon, I ended up slanting it across the back.  Use a 18 inch length of the Metallic Mesh Ribbon.  Pull one end of the mesh over the spoon and then around to the back.  Do the same with the other end.  Bring the ribbon around the spoon and tie into a bow.

3D Thursday Chocolate Box Wooden Spoon by Jo Anne Hewins

Here's one more view.

3D Thursday Chocolate Box by Jo Anne Hewins


There you go.  I hope you've enjoyed this little tutorial.  Please continue on the 3D Thursday.  You'll see great uses for the Mini Jam Jars!  Next up is Sherry Everett Bishop.  You'll love her project!

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Debbie Henderson

This treat holder is such a good idea and I love that wooden spoon!

Kathy Slamar

That is a very clever idea!

Jennifer Merle-Hamscher

I love that the hot chocolate packed is the back of the holder, great idea!

Darla Watson

Your project is FANTASTIC! I can't wait to make it!!

Rick Adkins

How super festive!!! Love it!


To say your jam jar project is "over the top" is an understatement!! I love to follow what you create because it is always so creative and lovely. This project for hot cocoa is so unique and cozy feeling. What a great gift for someone!!!

Twila Davis

What a wonderful project! Perfect for gift giving or craft fairs! Welcome to the team!

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