Is it starting to get chilly in your town? The cool mornings are just starting up here in the Southwest. I figured it was time to snuggle up with a cup of warm cocoa. With that in mind, the idea for a snuggly cup of cocoa, complete with furry mittens, came to mind – and this project is the perfect vibe!
I used shaped dies for this project, but there are mug and mitten shapes available on Cricut. You can size those based on what you fill the boxes with. You will need 2 of each. I used Canvas Textured Habanero Red for the mug and Classic Linen Solar White for the mittens. You also need one strip of coordinating Habanero Red card stock. This trick turns most images into boxes and requires no special shape! This one is cut at 1.5” by 8” long. I drew white dotted lines to show where I added score lines and then took scissors and cut small triangle notches at the 3” and 5” marks.
To assemble it, I took the long strip of Canvas Textured Habanero Red and folded it on the lines, as shown above. I used tacky glue to attach it to the back of one of the mugs. You’ll attach the other mug to the backside and let dry. To get the speckled look, I sprayed some white acrylic paint on each side with a toothbrush. And the Classic Linen Solar White mittens were run through an embossing folder to add a sweater texture.
I added a small fur cuff on the mittens, trimming off a small strip of a furry white ribbon I had from past projects. I attached it to the front of the box and bent the cuffs back a bit for dimension, using pop dots for a 3D effect. Then, I attached a saying from a Hero Arts stamp set and a striped red ribbon on the hot cocoa packet. The message is stamped on the Solar White card stock as well.
These mug boxes would look cute with a small candy cane and a gift card sticking out of the top too! It assembled so quickly, you could make a whole set of them for gifting this season. Make sure to check out the CutCardStock sale on the red, white, and green card stock this month – I think a hot cocoa mug in each color is a perfect idea. Cheers!