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DIY Starbucks Hot Cocoa Ornament

Hot Cocoa Ornament

This Starbucks inspired Hot Cocoa Ornament is an easy DIY to make and will look great on your Christmas tree.

Course Craft Project
Keyword Christmas ornament, craft project
Cook Time 45 minutes
Dry Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 45 minutes
Servings 1 ornament
Author Jamie


  • Sample Cup from Starbucks just ask for one at the Starbucks counter
  • Brown Craft Paint
  • White Craft Paint
  • Air-Dry Clay
  • 4 inches Twine or Ribbon
  • Small Piece of Cardboard


  1. Using the top of the cup as a template, cut out a circle from the cardboard.
  2. Paint the top of your cardboard circle with a combination of brown and white craft paint to make it look a little like the light brown hot cocoa color. Allow paint to dry fully.
  3. Trim the cardboard circle to fit inside your cup about ½ inch deep. Take care to trim the bottom (unpainted side) a bit more than the top side, this will help it fit into the cup better.
  4. Roll a small, thin “snake” of clay and cut it to resemble tiny marshmallows.
  5. Round over the corners of your marshmallows by hand.
  6. Allow clay to dry for at least 24 hours.
  7. Paint the clay marshmallows with white paint. Allow paint to dry fully.
  8. Cut a 3-4 inch length of twine or ribbon and make a loop, then hot glue this in place on the back side of the cup.
  9. Push the cardboard circle into the top of the cup. Hot glue this in place with the tiniest amount of hot glue, if possible.
  10. Using tweezers, hot glue the marshmallows on top of the cardboard.