Can you believe it’s that time again already?? Well, OK, I’m a bit early (although there’s no such thing as being early for Christmas!!). When it comes to decorating my Christmas hot cocoa station in the kitchen, I can’t wait!! It’s one of my favourite Christmas decorations. I always try and make some changes from previous years and I think I’ve succeeded in making it look completely different from last year! This year I’m going for a gingerbread theme. Are you ready to have a peek?
Putting together a simple cocoa bar
I love adding height in my displays to add some interest and fun! The wooden slice is from the wedding section in the Range. The mugs are from The Range too and I think they are adorable! Of course you can never go wrong with a few candy canes tucked in here and there.
Next up were the wooden gingerbread spoons that I painted last year. I just tucked them into a jug with the berries to have their heads poking out for a bit of fun and backdrop.
And then there’s the bottle of hot cocoa of course. Not forgetting marshmallows and Reeces pieces!
This Gingerbread sign was from The Range too and I love the green glitter border to it! It really adds some “ZING”!
The little gingerbread house I still had from last year. I think it was from Poundland.
To add more colour to the back drop I added a colorful Christmas plate (a previous buy from Pound Stretcher) and used a wooden chopping board to hide our plug!
The adorable Hot Cocoa sign was a buy last year from USA to UK Wreaths on Etsy.
The glass jar has some polystyrene sweets (from a local shop) which I painted with red and white acrylic paint before adding some diamond dust for extra sparkle! The little farmhouse riser that the jar is standing on was a previous project – you can check it out here.
adding a DIY Gingerbread man
I couldn’t resist adding a cute little gingerbread man to the display. There’s still a little lady to join him, but I haven’t had time to paint her yet and I wanted to share this with you so you can try and have a go at it yourself too!
I bought the cut outs from a company called “Maker’s Shed” and painted and decorated them myself to match the theme.
It was a LOT of fun to pull this theme together, with a mixture of some new items, but lots of old favourites too.
Like this biscuit barrel which I got in the Christmas sale a few years ago from our local garden centre. If you’re looking to add something similar, The Range do this adorable Gonk cookie jar this year, which would go perfectly with the mugs!
And here’s the whole crew together!
It has definitely brought Christmas to our kitchen and I love how it looks next to the tree (which also had a little gingerbread man addition to the top)!
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