Paige Hemmis' DIY Hot Cocoa Bar

Paige Hemmis is showing you how to stay warm this winterfest with a hot cocoa bar.


  • 6 Wood Planter Boxes
  • 2 Pieces Scrap Wood (cut to the same length as planter boxes)
  • 8 pieces of Balsa Wood (cut to the same width as the planter boxes and scrap piece of wood)
  • Paint (whatever paint to match your planter boxes)
  • Paint Brush or Cloth
  • Hot glue
  • Clear jars & glasses
  • Twine
  • Cardstock
  • Tag Maker
Paige Hemmis’ Hot Cocoa Bar - Home & Family


1. Optional: paint balsa wood and scrap wood to match planter boxes. Let dry.

2. Glue a piece of balsa wood to each side of board. Repeat on second board. This will be the first level.

3. Glue a piece of balsa wood to each side of planter box. Repeat on second box (make sure boxes are upside down). This will be the second layer.

4. For top layer glue two planter boxes to each other, making sure the top planter box is upside down.

5. Now add your goodies! On our top layer we put the main ingredients like cocoa powder, marshmallows, and straws. On the second layer we put our syrups (Toffee, French Vanilla, Salted Caramel) and powdered toppings (powdered sugar, cinnamon, and French vanilla). On the last level we put our toppings (crushed Oreos cookies, crushed peppermints, shaved coconut, and chocolate chips).

6. Once you have all your goodies out, it’s time to label them! To label them, use cardstock and your tag maker. Place the card stock in the tag maker and press down. Use the tag maker to puncture a hole on each side of the label. Write your label and secure it around each glass jar with twine.

7. Viola! Enjoy your hot cocoa bar!

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