Make a 'Cozy Cocoa Gift Basket'

by DIY Maven

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'Tis the season of cocoa and gift baskets, so there couldn't be anything more appropriate to combine them. The marriage? Dee-light-ful! The folks at Fiskars tell us how they did it, using Fiskars products, of course, but a bit of free hand cutting could produce equally cute results if you don't have all the suggested tools on hand. Here's a few things you'll need to start construction:

  • a small wicker basket
  • card stock for trim, several...

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How To Make a Chocolate Facial.

by Chris Gardner

How To Make a Chocolate Facial.
With Valentine's Day and Easter over, the candy company's get to take a break until Halloween, with a brief resurgence for Mother's Day, perhaps. So, someone has to use all that chocolate, so it might as be you! This video tutorial from Reuters and Skindalous provides instructions for a DIY cacao face mask.

Ingredients:

1/3 cup cocoa powder
3 tbsp. heavy cream
2 tsp. cottage cheese
¼ cup honey
3 tsp. oatmeal

Mix all ingredients together...

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How to make heart marshmallows for your Valentine.

by DIY Maven

How to make heart marshmallows for your Valentine.

Nothing says love like a hot cup of cocoa with one or two of these ‘Valentine’ marshmallows floating in it! The trick to making them is the tiny fondant heart cutter. I found a set of three at my local craft store for about $2.50. For the marshmallow part, go for the big ones. Before you cut the marshmallow, flatten it a bit OR cut it in half. Then, dip your cutter in a little warm water, position the heart in the center of the marshmallow and...

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