Inky’s Homemade Holiday Gifts Blog Hop!

Welcome to Inky’s Homemade Holiday Gifts Blog Hop!

The blog hop starts today and ends on Sunday, November 20th at midnight Central time. Please visit each DT members’ blog to view their projects and leave a comment for each designer. The more you comment, the better your chances are to win. (Limit one comment per blog, please). Two people’s names will be drawn at random to receive a surprise Inky prize pack. The winners’ names will be announced on the Inky Antics blog next Monday, so remember to stop back and see if you’ve won.

If you've been following from the beginning and you’ve come from Michelle's blog, Inspiration Blooms, you're in the right spot. If not, be sure to start at Inky Antics blog so you don't miss out.

Snowman Soup Gift

For my gift I used the stamps Soupy Snow (5060F) and Snowman Soup (5061G). Both stamps can also be found in the Snowman Soup Clear Set (10936MC), which you can find at this Inky Antics page.

Mostly everyone has seen or made Snowman Soup... right? I made a gift set of four with tile coasters to match the gift tag.

Snowman Soup Gift

Let's start with the tiles: I used 4x4 white tiles that I picked up at Lowes, although after finishing my tiles I think red would have been a better choice. After coloring the Soupy Snow image I layered it onto red cardstock. I applied a layer of Mod Podge onto the tile and then placed my image onto that, making sure to add a little extra to the corners. After the Mod Podge was dried completely, I then applied a few more coats to the image. After more drying time, I sprayed a layer of Krylon Matt Finish over the image. Once it was all dried I cut a piece of cork smaller than the tile and hot glued it onto the back.

Snowman Soup Tile Coasters

Onto the yummy part: I filled Wilton Pretzel Bags with Swiss Miss Cocoa, Chocolate Chip Morsels, Marshmallows and Andes Peppermint Crunch. For each mug I used four baggies and then used silver cording and ribbon to tie them closed. To finish the mug I added a Candy Cane for a stirring stick!

Snowman Soup Individual

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy all the wonderful Homemade Holiday Gifts from the Inky designers. Your next stop along the hop will be to Keri Lee's blog, Pink Lemonade.

Tile Coasters:
White Tiles (4) = $1.36
*Krylon Matte Finish = $6.99
*Mod Podge = $8.99
*Sponge Brush = $0.79
Cork Roll = $9.99

The Goodies:
Glass Mugs (4) = $4.00 / Dollar Tree Store
Clear Tray = $1.00 / Dollar Tree Store
Cellophane Gift Bag = $1.00 / Dollar Tree Store

*Wilton Pretzel Bags (20 bags) = $3.99
*Christmas Ribbon = $0.79
Swiss Miss Cocoa = $3.58
Chocolate Chip Morsels = $2.28
Andes Peppermint Crunch = $2.50
Candy Canes = $0.98

*Items that I already had on hand from previous projects.

Snowman Soup Tag


  1. Jovi, I won this stamp set years ago and now can't wait to ink him up - this is so cute!! The soup looks amazing...and so is your coloring!

  2. What a gorgeous gift this makes! All yummy and beautifully packaged! I love it!

  3. TOTALLY love your gift set. That image is just adorable and what a great gift idea.

  4. I've done the snowman soup in the past including just a mug but I really like how you added the tray and everything.
    stamping sue

  5. What a SWEET gift set Jovi!
    LOVE IT!

    True :D

  6. This is WAY better than any storebought gift, Jovi. Such an adorable ensemble...someone on your list this Christmas is going to be very lucky. :-)

  7. I LOVE THIS JOVI!!!! What a cute cute set and the way you layered everything is awesome!!!

  8. your project...what a fun one to make and give! :)
    sorry I flubbed my link...all fixed now!

  9. What a great gift set. So creative!

  10. These little tile coasters and mugs gifts would be PERFECT for my crafty friends this year. I've added this to my pinterest page as well ... really terrific idea!

  11. I love to give & get Snowman Soup. Thanks for the new ideas!

  12. Just TOTALLY darling! What a fabby-fun gift to receive! Love that snowman in the mixing bowl ... he is a 'must'!


  13. Another yummy and adorable gift idea!

  14. Wow! Thank you! Now I know what I'm giving my neighbors for Christmas. So cute and easy. Love it, Terry

  15. Sweet, sweet idea....those tiles and the hot chocolate are over the top darling.

  16. What a fabulous gift! Love it!

  17. Oh Jovi! This is adorable! I love this idea. I have seen the snowman soup before, but I love the way you have displayed it. The tiles are fabulous! And what a perfect family gift for a neighbor! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  18. What a cute stamp! I loved to make this for my co-workers. Such fun!Thanks

  19. Awesome project! Everything is so beautifully done!

  20. Fantastic gift idea. Love the tutorial for the coasters. TFS

  21. What a delightful way to package snowman soup. The tiles are a wonderfully creative idea. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Absolutely wonderful!! I love the tiles with the snowman soup. This is such a creative and lovely way to stamp and craft for great gifts. Beautifully done!

  23. How very fun Jovi...I love this image and your gift pack is awesome...think I will go make me a cup of cocoa right now!

  24. Ooooh, what wonderfully creative and personal gifts. Just love the tiles.