Thursday, 14 December 2017

12 Days of Christmas // Day 1 // Christmas in a Mug

Let the countdown begin! Can you believe it? TWELVE more days until Christmas!! Ahh...SO exciting!

Anyway...I come to you with The 12 Days of Christmas, hosted by the lovely Faith P. You can go to her blog HERE to see all the other wonderful bloggers joining us in this fun Christmas blog link up.

To kick off the 12 Days of Christmas, I'm going to start off with a Christmas gift DIY that I did this year for several presents. It's super simple, very pretty, and tons of fun too!

Christmas in a Mug start off, you are going to need: 

A Mug

Isn't this sweater mug just so cute?
 You can find a variety of Christmasy mugs at a dollar store. Heads up though, just cause it says dollar store doesn't mean it's actually a dollar xD But...they're still a pretty good price and usually pretty good quality too!
My sister and I went to the dollar store one day and came back with several types of Christmasy mugs like this one. I LOVE the sweater mug, it just looks so nice and cozy. 

A Pair of Fluffy Socks

'Cause who doesn't love a pair of fluffy socks? I think I wear these kind of socks all winter long. Lovely to snuggle up with a warm cup of something hot, a blanket, a book, and these oh so soft and fluffy socks!

A Candy Bar
Any candy bar works just fine! Kit Kat, Snickers, Mars Bar, etc. For this mug, I'm using a Coffee Crisp, but I also grabbed a couple Kit Kats for other mugs. 
A Variety of Chocolates
Choice of chocolate is completely up to you! To make it more Christmas-y, you can grab chocolates that are wrapped holiday style. And really, Bulk Barn is the place to go, y'all! I seriously love that place.
Peppermint Hersheys. SO good. And the wrappers add great colour to the mug!
Ooh, and these darling chocolates-wrapped-like-presents. Perfect for the theme!
Aaaand, almond Hersheys. Course...the wrapper again. Gold accents - perfect. 
Candy Canes
Just some mini candy canes to stick randomly in the cup. I was aiming for a heart...but it wouldn't really stay xD
(proof of this later on)
Other Small Gifts
Totally optional, but if you want to add even more to your mug, you can always grab other small gifts like gift cards or lip balms. One of my students from my English class makes and sells lip balms (her strawberry scented ones are THE BEST) so I bought several from her to use as filling in my mug. And I also got a Tim's card to slip in as well.
One Big, Glorious, Red and White Peppermint Stick

Ok so! To assemble the mug, you're first gonna take your oh-so-fluffy socks and lay 'em out flat. Then put the candy bar on one end and roll it up! Then squish it into the mug so that it fills it perfectly! 
Then stick the gift card in the back and the big peppermint stick next to the candy bar. 
Now for the mini candy canes. As you can see here, I attempted the heart and it didn't look TOO bad...
But then they closed together because yep, that's what they wanted to do. I "sprinkled" both types of Hersheys into the cup, but I will admit, I did a teeeeny bit of rearranging because some of the colours were clumping together. 

Then to finish it off, add the chocoate presents. 

And voila! You're done! 

And that wraps it up for today! Hope you enjoyed this post and let me know if you've ever tried this before! 

Don't forget to check by Faith's blog for more Christmas posts by a bunch of awesome bloggers! 

12 Days to Go!!! 


  1. Looks lovely, and awesome post, Blessing! ;) Mm... Chocolate... isn't chocolate pretty much of any kind good? xD Love the post :D

    1. Haha yes! Chocolate is amaaaazing. And mint chocolate *dreamy sigh* If only my sister agreed ;)

  2. Goodness that looks lovely 😊 now I am craving chocolate:D great post

    1. *sends over some virtual chocolate* Really though, go grab some chocolate, girl. It's good for you ;) And thank you!!

  3. Oh my gosh, that is such a cute, sweet idea! =D

  4. This is such a great idea! I think I'm going to have to try it for some gifts for friends!

    1. Awesome! Have fun making them! I know I did :D I'm sure your friends are gonna LOVE them!!

  5. Ohhh, this was such a creative post idea! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you, Kaitlyn!! Glad you think so :D

  6. That looks like such a fun gift! It makes me want to do it for someone. :)

    1. Thanks Rebekah! Ooh yes, you should totally do it ;)

  7. Super cute, Blessing! :) Thanks for taking part in the party again! <3

    1. Thank YOU for letting me participate! :D You're doing an AWESOME job planning this whole thing out!!

  8. This is such a cute gift idea, Blessing!! :D Thanks for sharing!


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