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A fun treat to have in your home over the holiday season is a special area where everyone can make their own hot drink – a hot chocolate station! You can keep your station budget-friendly by using recycled jars, dollar store products and things you already have on hand. Let me show you how!

First, I used some old pasta and pickle jars to store hot chocolate mix, coffee grounds, and marshmallows. I tied a bow around each one with baker’s twine.

To give them height, I set them on top of an upside-down planter box. In front of that, I put some espresso mugs on an upside-down old bread pan. I created the “Fa la la la” letters with my Cricut and gold glitter vinyl I had on hand.

Then, I set a row of smaller recycled glasses and jars in front of that, and filled them with chocolate cookie sticks, cinnamon sticks, tea bags, and caramels. A little jar of sprinkles, a jar of candy canes, and some serving spoons were also added to the mix.

I keep my espresso machine full of water for my little latte addiction, so the girls can easily use the hot water from the machine for their hot chocolate creations.

for Christmas

Create an inexpensive