Hot Cocoa Bar & Coffee Bar

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It’s the most wonderful time of year and that means lots of hot cocoa (or hot chocolate)!  Since my teens really love hot cocoa I turned our coffee bar into a hot cocoa & coffee bar. We have the best of both worlds now. Hot chocolate bars are really easy to put together and you really do not need anything fancy.

Let’s start off with talking about cups. You will need some cups, whether they are mugs or paper cups.  Any cups will do really, but really cute festive cups will really bring your hot cocoa bar to the next level.  I’m using Rae Dunn festive mugs that I purchased from Home Goods and they had a couple different sets. If you aren’t able to find any at your local stores then they have a couple different sets on Amazon: Peace & Joy, Merry & Christmas. Or you can just go with a cute festive set. If paper cups are more your style then no worries, they have many cute and festive designs.  The snowflake cups used in my hot cocoa & coffee bar came from Hobby Lobby but I found some really cute buffalo plaid cups that read Merry Christmas.

Next you are going to need hot chocolate mix. You can go with a homemade recipe or you can go with a premade mix. You can find most premade mixes in individual packets or large containers.  Whichever way you decide to go with, the hot cocoa mix looks great stored in a large mason jar or container.

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Now let’s talk about the toppings because this is what makes your hot cocoa from special to over the top! You have so many choices when it comes to toppings. Pick a few of your favorites and put them out in small jars. You can find many containers at the dollar tree and then label them with chalkboard labels with which topping it is. Below I have listed many great topping ideas.

Hot Chocolate Toppings

  • marshmallows
  • candy canes
  • Pirouette cookies
  • whipped cream
  • mini chocolate chips
  • sprinkles
  • coarse sea salt
  • crushed peppermints
  • soft peppermint sticks
  • dark chocolate syrup
  • toffee bits
  • caramel sauce
  • cinnamon
  • white chocolate chips
  • Bailey’s or Kahlua (Adult’s Only)

Hot Cocoa Bar Sign

Every hot cocoa bar needs a great sign and the one I used can be found here in my Etsy shop. You can print the sign off in an 8×10, 11×14 or 16×20 size and then frame it. If you don’t have a hot cocoa bar sign then you can use any Winter or Christmas themed sign.

Also, think about putting out small signs or other decor that match your theme or color scheme. I think small Christmas trees like in my hot cocoa bar make it so much more festive. A cute pom pom banner or garland would like very nice as well. If you have festive flower picks, you can add those in the little nooks as an easy decorative touch.

Take a peek at the video below if you are interested in how I put my hot cocoa & coffee bar.

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Flower Crown Tutorial

Flower Crown Tutorial

Recently, I planned a photo session with my daughter and her best friend. I love flower crowns and I really wanted these photos to be super sweet and include them. During my search for flower crowns, I seen how expensive they were and I really didn’t want to spend a lot of money on something that the girls would probably only wear one time.

Since I didn’t want to spend a lot of money, I decided to make them myself. It really isn’t that hard to do at all. The hardest part of the project I found to be was the floral tape and how sticky it would get. Other than that, it was a piece of cake. I’m sure you can use hot glue and just glue the flowers instead. I really didn’t want to deal with hot glue and I feel the floral tape makes an overall cleaner job and appearance.

I really love how they turned out. I used 4 different faux flowers from Hobby Lobby, 18″ floral stem wire, floral tape and ribbon. You can pretty much get all of those supplies from the dollar store as well and make it even more budget friendly. Below I have a video tutorial showing you how I made these. Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe.

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Hello Spring Printable

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Happy Spring everyone! The past few days it has been rainy, chilly and I think the sun went into hibernation. This morning though, I saw a tiny glimpse of the sun peeping through the clouds. I hope that is a sign that my grass is going to start turning green again.

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I made this Hello Spring sign to bring a little Spring into my home until Spring makes a full appearance. I hope you love it as much I do.  Just click the photo to download it. I would love to see how you style your print, tag me on Instagram @diysimplydovie and also #hellospring.

Until next time…

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DIY Dollar Tree Easter Decor

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DIY Dollar Tree Easter Decor

Learn how to make three DIY Dollar Tree Easter home decor items. They are super easy to make and they are perfect for anyone that is on a budget. Below is the video tutorial showing you how to make all three.
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Look how adorable this Easter wreath is. The Dollar Tree supplies used for this wreath were: willow wreath, floral moss, foam Easter eggs, white floral stem, twine, burlap ribbon.

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I am just loving how adorable this bunny topiary turned out. It is so inexpensive to make and absolutely adorable. The Dollar Tree supplies used to make this bunny topiary were: terracotta pot, foam ball, floral moss, floral foam, toothpicks, burlap ribbon.

DIY Easter Bunny Topiary - DIY Dollar Tree Easter Decor

The last project in the video tutorial is this egg plant arrangement. The Dollar Tree supplies used for this project were: terracotta pot, white ribbon, floral moss, floral foam, onion grass stem, foam Easter eggs, & twine.

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You can watch below the video on how to make all 3. Also, leave a comment below or on the video which project you plan on making and which one is your favorite.

Watch now: DIY DOLLAR TREE EASTER / SPRING DECOR

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DIY DOLLAR TREE SPRING DECOR

DIY Dollar Tree Moss Topiary

DIY DOLLAR TREE SPRING DECOR

DIY Dollar Tree Spring Home Decor

If you are on a budget but still would like to decorate your home for Spring then you don’t want to miss today’s video tutorial. Today I am showing you  how to make these beautiful home decor items using Dollar Tree supplies. These all 3 turned out beautiful and you can’t even tell that most of the supplies were from the Dollar Tree. How awesome is that? The video tutorial is down below if you want to see how these were created.

Love Blooms Here Printable, DIY Dollar Tree Spring Decor

This Love Blooms Here sign is super easy to make. I just used a Dollar Tree frame that I painted white, along with a Dollar Tree carnation flower stem and a print I created and printed out. You can download that free printable as well. Note: The printable is for personal use only. You may not use it for any commercial purpose, sell it or sell any work derived from it.

DIY Dollar Tree Spring Wreath, DIY Spring Wreath

This Spring wreath was made by using a Dollar Tree willow 12″ wreath form that I spray painted white and a stem of Dollar Tree pink peonies. Peonies are one of my most favorite flowers and they look perfect on this wreath form. For the bow I used burlap ribbon from my local craft store. Dollar Tree does offer burlap ribbon, but I prefer the color and look of my regular craft store ribbon.

DIY Dollar Tree Moss Topiary

The moss ball topiaries are so gorgeous, I can hardly believe it myself these were made using Dollar Tree supplies. I mean just look at them! For these I used 2 styrofoam balls, 2 succulent mini plants, dowel stick, floral moss, 1 flower stem with small white flowers, spray adhesive and brown acrylic paint.

Watch now: DIY DOLLAR TREE SPRING DECOR

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