Friday, December 16, 2011

Snowman Sauna Mug

Hello! Welcome to The Creative Patch! I am delighted to be today's Guest Gardner. My name is Jessica, and my blog home is Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping!

Snowman Sauna Tutorial

Today I will be sharing a tutorial for a versatile holiday gift: a Snowman Sauna Mug. This gift is a whimsical spin on the traditional mug and hot chocolate (or coffee) gift.

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First gather your materials:
Glass mugs (mine were inexpensive at my local dollar store)
Snowman marshmallow Peeps
Candy canes
Seasonal peppermint Kisses (my favorite!)
Your favorite hot chocolate mix (mine is Nestle's Abuelita's instant hot chocolate)

In each mug, place a hot chocolate mix, marshmallows, a candy cane, a few kisses, and one snowman marshmallow Peep.

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Attach the following instructions:
"Snowman Sauna:" In your “hot tub” add bubbly hot water and hot cocoa mix. Top with marshmallows, and then slip your snowman in for a warm, delicious bath! Sit back and enjoy.

Kids and adults alike are sure to appreciate this whimsical treat.

They would be fun as place settings at your next holiday party, as party favors, or as a gift for a neighbor or teacher.

If opting to use one as as gift, you can wrap your Snowman Sauna with cello wrap, baker's twine or ribbon, and attach a stamped "Snowman Sauna" tag as I did for my daughters' teachers' holiday gifts this year.

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I also made a card using Papertrey Ink's Friendship Jar and Holiday Fillers stamp sets...
I pasted the Snowman Sauna instructions on the back.

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I also added plenty of glitter for sparkle!

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... You could also omit the mug, place the marshmallows, candy cane, kisses, and marshmallow snowman in a baggie with snowman instructions as festive gifts for your child's classmates.

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As a thank you for visiting today, I am giving away a Snowman Sauna Mug with one of my vintage Christmas tiny books.

Snowman Sauna Tutorial

Leave a comment on this post and I will draw a name on Monday, December 19th.

Happy, warm winter wishes to you!

Edit: 12/20
The winner of the Snowman Sauna Mug is Jen at
Jen's Unchartered Territory.



  1. Those are a riot- I'll definitely get some mileage from these next year! Thanks for sharing!

  2. My first visit and I enjoyed visiting. Such cute ideas. The Snowman Sauna is really a cool idea. Or maybe I should say warm.

  3. Cute idea - I think I will help my grandkids make them for their Mamas! Thanks for the opportunity to win a mug and darling tiny book!

  4. This is such an adorable idea!! Love them! Valarie

  5. Very cute idea! Love, love, love those peppermint kisses!!!

  6. What a fun little gift! So cheery!

  7. These are the cuties little gifts. I'm adding this to my list of great Christmas ideas. Maybe I'll make a few for this year.

    Thanks for the idea.

  8. Adorable!I came from Julie's blog and so glad I did.I love vintage and you do it brilliantly!

  9. Such a cute idea! Easy and sweet too. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

  10. Wow. This is such a useful idea. I love it. Thanks !

  11. Planning to use this as gifts & Xmas project for our youth at our church. Thank you for the great idea with the Snowman Sauna. Love it.