Hot Cocoa Carrier Gift

By  Melony Miller Bradley 

size: 5-7/8"x5-7/8"

  • Hot Cocoa Carrier Gift
  • Back View


  • Recycled can
  • Sizzix Little Sizzles White Matboard, 6”x13”
  • Dow STYROFOAM Brand Foam Ball, 3”
  • Polyform Sculpey III Orange Polymer Clay
  • Papers: cream/brown stripe, red/white stripe, greenery, music
  • Transparency sheet
  • Royal & Langnickel E-Z Rub On Winter Sentiments
  • Heavy-gauge craft wire, 5” length
  • Gems: jeweled brads, flourish sticker
  • Black pebble beads, 6/0
  • Metallic rope trim, 10” length
  • Assorted flowers and leaves


  • Sizzix Big Shot Pro Die-Cutting System and ScoreBoards XL Frame Die
  • Hand tools: wire cutters, jewelry pliers, heavy-duty hole punch, palette knife
  • Kitchen tools: oven, serrated knife, clay-dedicated baking sheet
  • DecoArt Paints: Snow-Tex; Americana Acrylics Dark Chocolate, Cherry Red, Antique White
  • Aleene’s Adhesives: Collage Pauge, Liquid Fusion, Tacky Line Rolls

Basic Supplies

  • paper trimmer, detail scissors, ruler, pencil, paintbrush, foam brush, toothpick, straight pins
  • 1. Die cut matboard frame. Paint scalloped piece brown and heart red; dry brush scalloped edges and tabs white. Let dry.
  • 2. Cut striped paper for frame front and music paper for back; decoupage to frame. Cut greenery paper square; adhere to center front of frame. Adhere scalloped piece over greenery paper; apply rub-ons to painted areas.
  • 3. Cut red/white paper to fit inside can; cut music paper to cover outside of can. Adhere papers with line adhesive.
  • 4. Follow manufacturer's instructions to condition clay. Shape 1/2"x1" cone nose. Insert toothpick in base; bake and let cool.
  • 5. Hand-cut tiara shape from transparency; add gem flourish.
  • 6. Cut foam ball in half. Using palette knife, apply snow paint to rounded side of one half. Press tiara to head. Let dry.
  • 7. Dip pins in glue; pin bead eyes to face. Dip toothpick in glue; press nose to face.
  • 8. Punch two holes 1/4" apart in center of frame opening. Punch two holes 1/4" apart in top edge of can. Wire can to backside of frame; curl wire ends with pliers to secure.
  • 9. Insert gem brads in tabs. Adhere tabs, embellishments, heart, and snowman to frame. Punch holes in top edges of can; tie trim to holes for hanger.