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Hot Coco Warms the Heart…


Oh my is it already Wednesday?  I can’t believe how fast this week is flying by and it does not help that I spent half of today in Dr. offices thanks to the whole family having a strep epidemic hit us and a unexpected foreign object (one of my flower crafting eyelets) in my 4 year old’s ear.  I guess she found it on the floor in my craft room and tried to attach it to her ear like an earring and it, “fell into my ear and disappeared”.  Thankfully it was removed safety and we are glad we paid the doc a visit for our strep epidemic or we would have never knew about her ear without the routine check for symptoms.

Now onto my fun project using Globecraft and Piccolo products and making my annual coco cones!  I used this tutorial from My Pink Stamper as my base for the coco cones, but I added dark chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, white chocolate chip and a mixture of both peppermint and regular mini marshmallows.

For my tags, I recycled a metal garland I had by striping down the snowmen form it.  I then stamped an image on the snowmen with Close to My Heart – Everyday Life stamp set and the ink I used is My Pink Stamper’s Darkest Night.

coco cones 2

Once stamp has set and dried I then took Piccolo Turquoise 3-D Enamel Gel and applied it to the stamped stripes.  Set aside to set and dry.   For the candy cane striped snowman, I used Piccolo Napthol Red 3-D Enamel Gel and Titanium White 3-D Enamel Gel.  Make sure you let the first color (napthol red) set up first and then add the second color (titanium white).  This will limit any color running.

coco cones 4

For this snowman, I decided to emboss it.  I used a stamp from the same stamp set from Close to My Heat I used above.  Since chevron strips are really popular right now, I thought making a hip snowman was in order.  Using Enamel Powder Adhesive I ran it over the stamp and stamped the metal. I then dusted the snowman with Piccolo Siam Silver Enamel Powder and shook off the excess.  I then set it with a heat gun.

cococone Collage

There you have it.  Such an easy way to add some holiday festive cheer to some coco goodness.  I am also going to use some of these snowmen as gift tags for my Christmas gifts!   Take a moment and head over to Globecraft and Piccolo’s blog and check out my first product tip of the day!


Thanks for sharing a piece of  “crafting eyelets do not make good earrings for a 4 year old” pie with me.


About apieceoflifespie

I am a stay at home domestic engineer that has a love for my family, food, writing, crafting, photography and most of all a clean and orderly house. I feel I was born in the wrong era in many things and the only thing I would change if I was a "Donna Reed or June Cleaver" kind of mom is that I would still get to wear my sweats and Crocs while washing the windows.

6 responses »

  1. Ha…I’m lol at your post! Glad you found the object, crafting can be so dangerous! My son stuck a yogurt cover reason up his nostril one time. Freaked me out! Cute project..BTW. Hope everyone in the Flynn household is on the mend…. Holly 🙂

  2. Arin – these are so super dun and I love the strips of colour and the different methods you used. Thanks for the wonderful comments on my blog. Oh no strep!! Hope you all feel better soon and at least they found the UcO (Unidentified crafting Object). Have a fabulous Christmas and holiday season. Hugs, Karon

  3. Arin, this is so cool! I love those stripes!

  4. Oh,my goodness you have had quite the week! Your hot cocoa cones look fabulous, I really like the snowman toppers you added!!

  5. Wow, your cocoa cones are so fabulous!! I love the snowman toppers!! I hope your family is on the mend from strep :/ And thank goodness they found the eyelet…they do not make good earrings for 4 year-olds!! Have a great weekend 🙂

    A Mermaid’s Crafts

  6. Hi Arin! Hope you are all on the mend! Thank goodness the eyelet was found :)! Guess our crafting goodies are appealing to young and old alike! Love the design on the snowmen! Love that chevron stamp too!!! Wonderful project filled with a tasty treat!


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