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How To Make Hot Chocolate Christmas Baubles

Indulge yourself this festive season with these DIY Christmas hot chocolate baubles. These homemade baubles make a magical tree decoration and the perfect gift. Pull down from your tree and enjoy on a cold winters night.

Christmas Hot Chocolate Baubles DIY

Who doesn’t love to curl up with a cup of hot chocolate especially as the winter nights draw in? These homemade hot chocolate baubles will instantly give you the perfect cuppa and what’s more you can give these out as gifts to just about everyone on your list!

You can watch Katy and see how to make hot chocolate Christmas baubles on our official channel below or scroll further down for our step by step instructions.

What you’ll need to get started:

  • Shatterproof baubles (we used Hobbycraft)
  • Ribbon and tags
  • Selection of your favourite hot chocolate (we were sent Options)
  • Sprinkles, chocolate chunks or mini marshmallows

Let’s Get Started:

Step 1:  Get yourself a large mug (Katy used her Xmas mug)  and fill with either flower or rice, this will allow you to place the shatterproof bauble inside so it doesn’t move about when filling.

Step 2:  Pull the top of the bauble (where the ribbon would go) off and pop back into your mug. Using a piece of paper, roll into a cone and sellotape – this will be your funnel to place your hot chocolate in. Take three heaped teaspoons of your favourite hot chocolate and put through the funnel into your bauble.

Tip: Don’t worry if the hot chocolate goes far and wide simply add in another teaspoon to make up.

Step 3:  It’s time to fill your bauble with mini marshmallows, sprinkles, chocolate chunks, do this by using your paper funnel and fill to your hearts desire. Once filled, pinching the lid together place the top of the bauble securely back on.

Step 4:  Cut a length of ribbon, thread through the top of the bauble and either tie at the top or you can use a stapler to join the two ends. Tag it up and your done!

Tip: We wrote instructions (pop into a mug, add milk and enjoy) on the tag to ensure those who received one knew what to do.

We simply love making homemade Christmas decorations and presents and if you have children this would be an excellent activity to do together.

What’s your favourite hot chocolate flavour? Share your comments below.


  1. Hannah
    November 9, 2015 / 1:00 pm


    I really want to try this idea for Christmas but the only baubles I can find are the two part fillable ones where they are split down the middle. Any idea where I can get the ones filled from the top that aren’t too expensive?

    Thank you 🙂


  2. UnderTheChristmasTree
    November 9, 2015 / 1:21 pm

    Hi Hannah,

    We’re glad to hear you want to give these a try! You can currently get
    6 Large 70mm Clear Glass Ball Christmas Bauble Ornaments for £7.96 here: http://www.littlecraftybugs.co.uk/

    We hope this helps!
    UnderTheChristmasTree Team

  3. Sunny
    December 1, 2016 / 10:20 pm

    You don’t seem to mention anywhere that the baubles need to be food safe quality.

  4. Karen Nelmes
    September 16, 2017 / 5:31 pm

    Hi how about the fact everything will be upside down when you empty it?

  5. UnderTheChristmasTree Team
    September 19, 2017 / 11:31 am

    Hi Karen,

    Thanks for your comment.

    When you add in the hot water the hot chocolate will dissolve and the marshmallows will go to the top!

    UndertheChristmasTree Team

  6. Bethany
    December 13, 2017 / 6:08 am

    I saw on the video and mine will be the same that the marshmallows appear to be the same size as the opening. How do you ensure it all comes out smoothly?

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