DIY Reindeer Hot Chocolate Christmas Ornament

by Tonya Staab
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Make this reindeer hot chocolate gift this Christmas. Hang your DIY reindeer Christmas ornament on your tree or give to family and friends.

Looking for a last-minute gift idea that also makes a great stocking stuffer? We made these for the twins to hand out to their classmates at school.

A reindeer Christmas ornament filled with hot chocolate mix.
Reindeer Christmas ornament filled with hot chocolate mix.

Reindeer hot chocolate Christmas ornaments


  • Clear ornament
  • Pom pom – red
  • Googly eyes
  • Pipe cleaner – brown
  • Glue
  • Hot chocolate mix
  • Mini marshmallows – I found mini chocolate ones at Target


Instructions to make reindeer hot chocolate Christmas ornaments.
How to make reindeer hot chocolate Christmas ornaments.

Remove the top of the clear ornament.

Combine the hot chocolate mix and mini marshmallows in a large jug. Using a funnel, slowly add the hot chocolate mix into the clear ornament until filled just below the top. Place the top back on the ornament.

Using the glue attach the pom pom nose and googly eyes.  Twist a brown pipe cleaner into the shape of antlers around the top.

Tip: Don’t forget to include a note letting the recipient know that the ornament contains hot chocolate and mini marshmallows.

More reindeer fun

Are you looking for more reindeer crafts and fun food ideas for Christmas? Take a look at these:

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Jamie December 21, 2012 - 1:08 pm

Now that is adorable!!! What a great idea!! Going to save this one for next year!! Thanks Tonya!!

Denise Seegobin December 21, 2012 - 1:21 pm

This is great

Mary H. December 21, 2012 - 4:53 pm

This is a very cute idea. Love it.

Mag@GirlyCreation December 21, 2012 - 5:54 pm

This is really cute, not just an ornament but an edible one.

Ellen Christian December 21, 2012 - 6:53 pm

That is just adorable!

Tonya Staab December 22, 2012 - 9:00 am

Thank you Erin 🙂

erin December 22, 2012 - 5:23 am

Love this tonya !!

Tonya Staab December 22, 2012 - 10:46 am

Love things that serve many purposes :).  And it can be re-used next year too.

Lois Jones December 24, 2012 - 1:01 am

This is a fun idea for sure!! I can see giving it with a recipe for homemade hot chocolate too. Thanks for sharing!!

Rose Powell December 26, 2012 - 9:21 am

My kids would’ve loved this for Christmas, not just because it was cocoa, but because it’s adorable and… Rudolph would’ve been even better… I know what I’m doing next year !!!!!! Thank you for the great craft!


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