Christmas is almost here and that means I am in party prep. For the most part Christmas at my house is pretty casual, but I still like things to be festive and fun.
Here is a look at my finished project!!
To be honest, I was totally planning on doing this last year when I first spotted these cut files. Lets just say life happened, and the hot cocoa bar didn't. I knew it was a project I wanted to tackle this year, and I am so glad I did! I think it is so adorable and super easy to put together. Everything I used I already had on hand.
The banner I used is a Felicity Jane print and cut file. I printed out the actual banner pieces, and then cut them out by hand. I did however use my Silhouette to cut the letters out. Once I had my banner pieces completed, I looked through my yarn collection and found the perfect fuzzy brown yarn to hang it up with!
There are only going to be six of us here on Christmas, so I only needed six mugs. Now I am totally the type of person that would want to go out and buy cute little santa mugs to set out, but I decided to keep up with my theme of using what I already had. I opened my mug cupboard and grabbed out all the white ones I had. Yes they are all different styles, but I think that adds to the look. To jazz the mugs up just a bit I used some more yarn to string on some cute little embellishments. The star and deer head were some more Felicity Jane cut files and the flair came from my kit.
The last thing I had to do was set up the actual hot cocoa portion of my hot cocoa bar. I had these really cute tins of hot coca that I think fit my theme perfectly. I got lucky there. I used some more Felicity Jane cut files to label my whipped cream and peppermint sticks. Just like my mugs, my dishes don't really match and I used bowls and a serving tray to create a little pedestal, but getting creative with what I had in my kitchen made this project really affordable.
Like I said, I am so happy with how this turned out. I think this is such a cute statement in my kitchen that I do not really even need to decorate anything else. Super cute and Super cheap... win, win!!